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Date: 09/17/23 14:40
Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: cricket

Date: September 8, 2023
Images 1-3: Rawlins Sub, MP 732.7; Eastbound
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Date: 09/17/23 14:44
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: cricket

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Date: 09/17/23 14:58
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: tomd

Excellent catch on the new IDOX flat and guard car

If you have a close up shot of the cask on the 12 axle flat would love to see them, they are on the "to model" list

Thanks
 

Tom Daspit
Morgan Hill, CA
Tom's Trains



Date: 09/17/23 16:54
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: Paniolo_man

Is this a turbine for a power plant?



Date: 09/17/23 17:12
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: coach

That appears to be a nuclear cask for hauling spent fuel rods or reactor components.  The military, when they decommission old nuclear ships, sends the nuclear parts by rail in these cars.



Date: 09/17/23 19:11
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: tomd

These casks are for transporting spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants.

IDOX - Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office 

Tom Daspit
Morgan Hill, CA
Tom's Trains



Date: 09/17/23 21:03
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: PHall

coach Wrote:
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> That appears to be a nuclear cask for hauling
> spent fuel rods or reactor components.  The
> military, when they decommission old nuclear
> ships, sends the nuclear parts by rail in these
> cars.

They also use them when a nuclear powered ship get's it's midlife refueling.



Date: 09/17/23 21:52
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: kcmbha

Whats the purpose of the large caboose?



Date: 09/18/23 04:55
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: atsf121

Nice surprise, that's a very different look than the Department of Defense nuclear fuel rod casks I've seen in the past.  That caboose looks like it belongs in a Batman movie, never seen anything like it before!

Nathan



Date: 09/18/23 05:58
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: jcaestecker

I guess there are kitbashers in the real rail world, too.  Looks like it may have taken 2 or 3 cabeese to make the guard car.  Impressive.  Thanks for posting.

-John



Date: 09/18/23 07:54
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: DJ-12

kcmbha Wrote:
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> Whats the purpose of the large caboose?

The caboose carries a team of armed gaurds responsible for the securty of this shipment.



Date: 09/18/23 08:13
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: MP555




Date: 09/18/23 11:56
Re: Surprise at Red Desert, Wyoming
Author: sp3204

That "caboose" is something else! The only thing that might be missing is twin 50's out of each end of the cupola!



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