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Date: 02/18/21 13:31
ROGX train on Cajon
Author: bakersfielddave

a unit train of ROGX hoppers came down Cajon tearly his morning with the following units .... some loco numbers may be incorrect

UP 5886 9014  mid train 6218/8891/2617/8341   rear 8774 6402    must have been heavy ?

where did these originate and what were they conveying ,from the ground they looked empty but it was not coal ?

thanks did any one else see this train ?



Date: 02/18/21 13:50
Re: ROGX train on Cajon
Author: mapboy

It' was loaded with heavy iron ore from Utah for Long Beach export, you can see it on the Cajon railcam at 0654 this morning, 3x4x2, 77 + 77 for 154 cars.  If they loaded the iron ore as high as they do coal, the cars would be overloaded and they'd risk a runaway train.  More detail here-
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5120532,5121308#msg-5121308
UP was splitting it at Yermo and running two trains over Cajon Pass.  Wall Street said the OR wasn't low enough, run it in one train.

mapboy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/21 13:51 by mapboy.



Date: 02/18/21 13:54
Re: ROGX train on Cajon
Author: bakersfielddave

thanks 
yes iron ore would explain why it looked empty 

enough HPT today to cover the journey   especially down Cima hill 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/21 13:57 by bakersfielddave.



Date: 02/19/21 07:17
Re: ROGX train on Cajon
Author: dbinterlock

I saw it Thursday passing East L. A. 20,160 tons.

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Date: 02/19/21 19:15
Re: ROGX train on Cajon
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

mapboy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> It' was loaded with heavy iron ore from Utah for
> Long Beach export, you can see it on the Cajon
> railcam at 0654 this morning, 3x4x2, 77 + 77 for
> 154 cars.  If they loaded the iron ore as high as
> they do coal, the cars would be overloaded and
> they'd risk a runaway train.  More detail here-
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,
> 5120532,5121308#msg-5121308
> UP was splitting it at Yermo and running two
> trains over Cajon Pass.  Wall Street said the OR
> wasn't low enough, run it in one train.
>
> mapboy


Talk about a semi controlled runaway!

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Date: 02/20/21 23:14
Re: ROGX train on Cajon
Author: bakersfielddave

returned Eastbound over Cajon Saturday afternoon with 5386 9061 6218 8899 2617 ACe 6402 5604 5356  9 locos  and the ROGX hoppers empty



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