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Date: 03/24/20 08:15
FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: Lackawanna484

Triumph Industries in Stuart FL is a sub-contractor for Boeing, and makes parts for the military and commercial business. They regularly load specialty components into Boeing transport rail cars.  There are several different styles, designed to carry assembled wings or vertical stabilizers, etc.

The unit covers slide back toward the end of the rail car, allowing the parts to dropped in from above. Loading is usually done inside the plant. On the rare occasions it is done outside, sheriff's deputies provide a security cordon.

Triumph announced yesterday that its executives would forgo part of their base pay, and more than 500 employees would be furloughed due to a lack of business activity.  When Boeing ran full blast, Triumph would load one or two cars daily. Now, rail cars sit there for days, and the parking lot is only partly filled.

 




Date: 03/24/20 13:50
Re: FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: callum_out

500 employees is a pittance compared to what has happened at Spirit.

Out 



Date: 03/24/20 15:53
Re: FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: pbrasky

I've seen those cars many times off Dixie H'way, but never knew what they were for or that they were built on site.  Thanks for the info!



Date: 03/24/20 17:55
Re: FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: radar

Boeing is closed down now, so they won't be needing parts.



Date: 03/24/20 18:16
Re: FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: ATSF90East

These particular cars carry subassemblies for the Boeing 767 / KC-46.  An easy way to tell on the boeing owned cars is the first part of the car number is the type of aircraft :)



Date: 03/25/20 20:26
Re: FL: Boeing aircraft parts rail carrier
Author: flarails882

I bet the reporting marks TBCX would stand for The Boeing Company - leased



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