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Date: 10/17/21 15:22
Distributed Braking Cars
Author: Blackfoot

I was at Snider this morning, just east of Mac Yard in Toronto, when a westbound intermodal came by with a string of ten Distributed Braking Cars - actually one container and nine cars.  Here's a few shots...

Cheers,
Dwayne



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/21 16:47 by Blackfoot.








Date: 10/17/21 15:28
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: cn6218

Getting ready for winter?

The car the container is riding on looks like the ones they used use for MoW crews that would be working in remote locations.  I think the last time I saw one was when CN pulled out of Cape Breton (1993) and they hauled them off the Island as part of the daily train from Sydney.

GTD 



Date: 10/17/21 16:15
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: PHall

cn6218 Wrote:
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> Getting ready for winter?
>
> The car the container is riding on looks like the
> ones they used use for MoW crews that would be
> working in remote locations.  I think the last
> time I saw one was when CN pulled out of Cape
> Breton (1993) and they hauled them off the Island
> as part of the daily train from Sydney.
>
> GTD 


To me it looks like a coil steel car that has been repurposed. Pretty heavy duty frame there. Much heavier then you would need for bunk trailer.



Date: 10/17/21 16:31
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: ERAD

How are they controlled?  Electronically like DP's, or by train line brake pipe pressure?



Date: 10/17/21 22:30
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: feclark

That's a spectacular catch, and passing you at a slow rate of speed (relax, I know speed is a rate, there's no such thing as a rate of speed. I'm just mocking the cop-speak that thinks they sound more sophisticated when they use it in press releases) to make the shooting so easy.
Fred



Date: 10/17/21 23:14
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: up833

By the car numbers i would say the container on flat preceeded the boxcar versions. Likely a diesel generator that operates the air compressor that assists in keeping the train airline charged.  They have been discussed on TO before.
https://www.wi-tronix.com/Documents/PressReleaseAnnouncingCN_Contract-10DBCs.pdf
RB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/21 23:20 by up833.



Date: 10/18/21 04:48
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: robj

feclark Wrote:
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> That's a spectacular catch, and passing you at a
> slow rate of speed (relax, I know speed is a rate,
> there's no such thing as a rate of speed. I'm just
> mocking the cop-speak that thinks they sound more
> sophisticated when they use it in press releases)
> to make the shooting so easy.
> Fred

????????????????

Bob



Date: 10/18/21 05:21
Re: Distributed Braking Cars
Author: Blackfoot

up833 Wrote:
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> By the car numbers i would say the container on
> flat preceeded the boxcar versions. Likely a
> diesel generator that operates the air compressor
> that assists in keeping the train airline
> charged.  They have been discussed on TO before.
> https://www.wi-tronix.com/Documents/PressReleaseAn
> nouncingCN_Contract-10DBCs.pdf
> RB

Makes sense as all ten had 1202 placards.

Dwayne



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