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Date: 01/09/20 05:12
Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: RFandPFan

Yesterday's NS 209 (Atlanta to Jacksonville-FEC) with the Lackawanna unit in the lead at Crawford, Florida.

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Date: 01/09/20 10:55
Re: Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: Lackawanna484

Very nice.

Lots of baretables behind the power.  FEC has also been moving baretables north.  I wonder if Jacksonville is anticipating a lot more incoming ship containers?



Date: 01/09/20 14:14
Re: Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: RFandPFan

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Very nice.
>
> Lots of baretables behind the power.  FEC has
> also been moving baretables north.  I wonder if
> Jacksonville is anticipating a lot more incoming
> ship containers?

Good point, interestingly I haven't seen bare tables on this train in the past, so this was a surprise.  NS 209 and 229 are almost always fully loaded trains for the FEC.



Date: 01/11/20 06:28
Re: Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: SpeederDriver

Curious....  what railroad previously owned this line?



Date: 01/11/20 07:23
Re: Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: RFandPFan

SpeederDriver Wrote:
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> Curious....  what railroad previously owned this
> line?

Southern



Date: 01/11/20 12:28
Re: Lackawanna heritage unit visits Florida
Author: ClubCar

Speaking of "Bare Tables,"  I wonder why these railroads put those empty cars in the front or middle of a freight train as this to me is dumb, especially if the train goes into emergency and all the loaded cars push against the empty ones, especially going around a curve.  The danger is the heavy loaded cars will definitely not stop as quickly and the pushing against the empty cars can easily cause a derailment which could be major depending on the train size.  These railroads are taking a tremendous risk in my mind, all to save a few bucks of not having to switch cars around.  I pray it does not happen, but when a major derailment causes injuries or a death, then they will make the changes.  This is sad.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



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