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Date: 02/23/21 09:34
3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: spsniper

Following up on "SPGoletaBlocks" post of the 20,000 ton 150 + car Ore train (ROGX Reporting Marks) down Cajon on Sunday! It was loaded at a mine near Cedar City, UT and going to the Port of Long Beach,
and we caught it breaking heavily at Mormon Rocks. In picture one, we started seeing the length of the train and the 4 unit mid-train engines at Davis Ranch, and we knew it was real heavy!
Has anyone seen this train before with this power arrangement?




Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 12:01 by spsniper.








Date: 02/23/21 12:04
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: mapboy

It's the first one mentioned on TO.  We have a big crew of spotters, but we could have missed an earlier train.

mapboy



Date: 02/23/21 12:11
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: atsf121

Great photos!

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Date: 02/23/21 12:53
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: callum_out

To your question, no. AFAIK all previous trains have been split though the train runs out of Iron Srpings in roughly the
same configuration as shown on the pass. Guess Yermo had internal issues about splitting it. It's an evenly distributed
train, as far it it makes the tons/dynamics/axle number it might not be an issue. 

Out 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 12:56 by callum_out.



Date: 02/23/21 16:51
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: PHall

BNSF must not have had any issues with the train length or configuration, they let it run over their railroad.



Date: 02/23/21 17:34
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: callum_out

BNSF runs 250 car trains over the Continental Divide, they ahouldn't have much to say.

Out 



Date: 02/23/21 20:44
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: shortlineboss

When these cars came to Cedar City in the beginning, they carried USR reporting marks.  There was issues with the sides getting stress cracks when loaded.  One day the tipple wouldn't close and we had a full car of iren ore and pouring over the sides.  Moved the LOAD and used an excavator to unload the car.

Mike Root
Chandler, AZ



Date: 02/23/21 23:49
Re: 3-4-2 Ore Train Down Cajon
Author: oyw

Real nice series!



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