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Date: 07/24/10 21:45
Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: highgreengraphics

Today while milling about waiting for 844 to leave Cheyenne, this interesting load of BIG cable reels was at Barnett, WY just east of Cheyenne. I included a closer view for tie-down details.

Reel happy railfanning! === === = === JLH






Date: 07/24/10 21:52
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: SF3751

Where there DPU's on this guy? I think I was rolling back to the train when I saw 2 DPU's (BNSF of course) just crossing the bridge heading outta town.



Date: 07/24/10 23:02
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: rminer

These reels come through Cheyenne every now and then and they are massive! Good catch!



Date: 07/25/10 02:58
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: MrMRL

Neat! A buddy if mine at my local train club fabricated a similar car based on prototype photos of one of those loads on the W&LE a couple years ago.

Mr. MRL




Date: 07/25/10 07:33
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: lizzard_45

Nice work, and photo, Mr. MRL. I see those rolling through SLC on occasion.

Paul Liddiard
Spanish Fork, UT



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/10 07:33 by lizzard_45.



Date: 07/25/10 08:58
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: sandmanre

Actually, I believe that is flexible plastic natural gas pipe. Check out the URL below. The blueish/green color is used for gas pipe.

http://www.fiberspar.com/pdfs/2009ppt.pdf

Ron Evans
Golden Valley, AZ



Date: 07/25/10 15:24
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: highgreengraphics

I bet that would be it - There had to be some air in there somewhere - That much metal on those reels would weigh more than that car's capacity,, so guess they're plastic pipe reels, eh? === === = === JLH



Date: 07/25/10 21:37
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: DrLoco

C'mon guys--we all know that in reality, it's Model Power's yearly shipment of bulk wire that they subsequently break down into those little tiny spools for us to buy and use (and get tangled up in) on our layouts!
:)



Date: 07/26/10 11:48
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: jpf94

It is pipe material. There are 4 known other XTTX cars modified to carry these rolls. They are dedicated service for these rolls, I photographed the 4 in St Paul MN last summer. They are a hit and miss load. This sighting makes 5 cars. Thanks for the post.

Joe



Date: 07/26/10 12:02
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: wabash2800

Gosh, you'd think rodents would eat through this stuff. Many like plastic.



Date: 07/26/10 15:00
Re: Interesting BIG cable reel load Cheyenne
Author: winchester

They could be unrolled and used for the handrails on some Atlas models.



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