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Date: 11/19/20 21:54
Little Blue Containers?
Author: wabash2800

Yesterday I saw a container train on the old Wabash in Fort Wayne, Indiana from a distance. Some of the flats had little blue containers on them much smaller than standard containers. What are they?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 11/20/20 03:36
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: brfriedm

They are passenger cars for martians that are carrying little blue men.

or 20' trash containers.

Bruce



Date: 11/20/20 10:00
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: EL-SD45-3632

brfriedm Wrote:
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> They are passenger cars for martians that are
> carrying little blue men.
>
> or 20' trash containers.
>
> Bruce

And maybe headed for the NS in Fostoria to handed over to the C&O/CSX to the trash site east of Fostoria.



Date: 11/20/20 10:19
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: kevink

brfriedm Wrote:
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> They are passenger cars for martians that are
> carrying little blue men.
>
I don't know where the blue aliens come from but the ones from Mars are the little green ones! :^)



Date: 11/20/20 11:44
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: Cumberland

A little over a year ago, I was at Point of Rocks and a saw several trains that had quite a few cars carrying small blue containers. I was wondering the same thing. When I reached out on TO, I was told that they contained some form of ash.

Are the containers in my photo similar to what you saw?

Matthew




Date: 11/20/20 14:45
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: wabash2800

Matt:

The ones I saw were even smaller, double-stacked, maybe eight to a flat?  And they were a dark blue. I think they were headed for Bruce Frieden's house (see his remark above) so all his plastic cars and locos could be dumped and taken to the land fill...

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/20 17:20 by wabash2800.



Date: 11/20/20 18:34
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: MdRailfan

Sounds like the contaminated dirt containers, much like the the gray EPIC ones only in blue. Different owner perhaps.



Date: 11/20/20 18:49
Re: Little Blue Containers?
Author: Totallamer

Cumberland Wrote:
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> A little over a year ago, I was at Point of Rocks
> and a saw several trains that had quite a few cars
> carrying small blue containers. I was wondering
> the same thing. When I reached out on TO, I was
> told that they contained some form of ash.
>
> Are the containers in my photo similar to what you
> saw?
>
> Matthew

Those are ash.  Get added to the Q370 at Brunswick at set out at Acca Yard in Richmond.  They're then unloaded at a ramp in Fulton Yard.



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