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Date: 06/01/23 10:52
Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: bakersfielddave

Seen passing Kingman  ,AZ  ,West bound  today at 8am with a load of  40 gons  and  7 oil cars  units 7934-5198-5377 

seen  headed back east here at 1030 with 5377-5198-7934  but only  10 gons and  7 oil cars 

i think those gons have steel bars as loads    

usually this train has just 2 units but the extra weight today would have required a third unit presumably



Date: 06/01/23 11:04
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: callum_out

Headed for Nucor at the West end of Kingman, uses power off the Winslow to Kingman train.

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Date: 06/02/23 00:43
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: EricSP

The Kingman mill still gets bars from other mills for rolling, so there is a pretty good chance that is what the gondolas had heading west. I wonder how many had rebar going east. The electric arc furnace is supposed to start operations next year.



Date: 06/02/23 09:56
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: callum_out

Yup, next year they will be a full melt mill, again.

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Date: 06/03/23 18:56
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: bakersfielddave

EricSP Wrote:
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> The Kingman mill still gets bars from other mills
> for rolling, so there is a pretty good chance that
> is what the gondolas had heading west. I wonder
> how many had rebar going east. The electric arc
> furnace is supposed to start operations next year.

i am pretty sure i saw rebars eastbound in them 



Date: 06/03/23 18:58
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: bakersfielddave

went East again Saturday at 1500 with same units and 12 Oil tanks and 13 gons 



Date: 06/10/23 11:11
Re: Kingman road switcher or Local today
Author: EricSP

I followed the BNSF tracks all the way to the Colorado River and could not find anyplace where tank cars would be going. I guess it is a new facility. Do you know where they go?

On a related subject, near the interchange with the Kingman Terminal RR there are two sidings off of the mainline. In recent satellite photographs they are empty. I have seen pictures of them filled with tank cars from years ago. Does anyone know what that was for?



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