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Date: 09/10/21 09:00
A couple High & Wide loads
Author: RFandPFan

Yesterday's CSX Q491 (Hamlet, NC to Waycross, GA) with two large electrical transformers at West Jesup, Georgia.








Date: 09/10/21 09:06
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: RFandPFan

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Date: 09/10/21 09:27
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: Trainhand

The DD said 41 mph. That's a good speed to run Jesup to Waycross. At West Jesup you are going down a grade, and about the DD(if it hasn't been moved) you are going back up to Screven. If you run 40 at the top of the hills you don't have to do anything going down except shut off the throttle to keep from getting too fast. And you will have enough margin to start working slack out before getting in the Ushaped bottom and all the slack running out at once. The engineer will have to repeat this at Screven, Offerman, and Homestead. If the yard will take the train, shut off at Homestead, roll into the Satilla River bottom, and let the hill going to Brunswick Jct. pull you down and about the ice house you will be pulling on it to get into the yard at 10 mph. But, if you try to keep the spped on 50, you will have to fight the train the whole way to keep from getting too fast. And 181 cars is too much to fight.


Sam

 



Date: 09/10/21 12:26
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: scoobydoobydoo

Dont see any chains or straps,Are they just sittin on there,thanks Scoob



Date: 09/10/21 12:32
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: RFandPFan

scoobydoobydoo Wrote:
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> Dont see any chains or straps,Are they just sittin
> on there,thanks Scoob

No, fastened down on the bottom.



Date: 09/10/21 15:56
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: ChrisCampi

Trainhand Wrote:
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> The DD said 41 mph. That's a good speed to run
> Jesup to Waycross. At West Jesup you are going
> down a grade, and about the DD(if it hasn't been
> moved) you are going back up to Screven. If you
> run 40 at the top of the hills you don't have to
> do anything going down except shut off the
> throttle to keep from getting too fast. And you
> will have enough margin to start working slack out
> before getting in the Ushaped bottom and all the
> slack running out at once. The engineer will have
> to repeat this at Screven, Offerman, and
> Homestead. If the yard will take the train, shut
> off at Homestead, roll into the Satilla River
> bottom, and let the hill going to Brunswick Jct.
> pull you down and about the ice house you will be
> pulling on it to get into the yard at 10 mph. But,
> if you try to keep the spped on 50, you will have
> to fight the train the whole way to keep from
> getting too fast. And 181 cars is too much to
> fight.
>
>
> Sam


Thanks. I appreciate the operation strategies.
>
>  



Date: 09/10/21 19:09
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: Trainhand

You are welcome.

Sam



Date: 09/10/21 19:45
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

Thanks for vids. Difficult to imagine how all the cars in the consist were assembled from origin points to join CSX Q491.



Date: 09/12/21 12:50
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: gnguy

Thanks for the photos of both ends and the side.  That is enough to scratch build the load.

Mike Stewart
Oakley,CA



Date: 09/12/21 18:42
Re: A couple High & Wide loads
Author: upkpfan

Look closely at the bottom of the tansformers and you will see pieces of rusty looking iron. Those are I Beams, angle irons welded to the railcar and the transformer. They are welded down good. upkpfan



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