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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Chris Brown » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:32 pm

Watch them go. Going, going, gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5QLd0uahs
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby DiscoveryAnalysis » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:19 am

Chris Brown wrote:Watch them go. Going, going, gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5QLd0uahs


FYI - I eyeballed this pair [1114/1115] in revenue service on Monday, April 4, 2016
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:18 am

"Chris Brown"
Watch them go. Going, going, gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5QLd0uahs


When I first started watching this video I was hopping it would show scenes of it going all the way to Baltimore, couple of shots passing familiar locations along MD US-1, making the turn into United Iron & Metal and the roll off of the trailer.

The first few car shipped had the metro M logo painted over, the remainder have had them peeled off.

You will notice the F end of a 7k B car on one of the shop track as the 1k car is being rolled up and loaded on the trailer.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby JDC » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:01 am

Chris Brown wrote:Watch them go. Going, going, gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5QLd0uahs


I've never seen a trailer bed where the rear wheels could rotate. Very cool, and obviously necessary in this case.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:50 am

"JDC"
I've never seen a trailer bed where the rear wheels could rotate. Very cool, and obviously necessary in this case.


I have seen several standing on the shoulder of the Baltimore Beltway east of MD I-97 waiting for escorts of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Silk Road uses the same trailer type to ship the 7k cars from Lincoln Nebraska. The trucking company shipping the new bart cars also uses trailers with steerable wheels.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby JackRussell » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Sand Box John wrote:
I have seen several standing on the shoulder of the Baltimore Beltway east of MD I-97 waiting for escorts of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Silk Road uses the same trailer type to ship the 7k cars from Lincoln Nebraska. The trucking company shipping the new bart cars also uses trailers with steerable wheels.


Riggers and movers use this sort of equipment all of the time.

The thing I am not sure about is whether there is a human controlling those axles or whether it is all automated based upon the steering of the front wheels.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:09 pm

"JackRussell"
Riggers and movers use this sort of equipment all of the time.

The thing I am not sure about is whether there is a human controlling those axles or whether it is all automated based upon the steering of the front wheels.


Don't know, my guess would be controlled by the angle of the trailer position on the fifth wheel.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby srepetsk » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:07 am

Which rail cars left the property last week, do we know?
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:26 am

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Which rail cars left the property last week, do we know?


04 19,20 2016 1247 - 1246
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Thu May 12, 2016 11:33 pm

For those that might be interested in the tally so far.

1012 - 1013 02 09 By MJofLakeland1
02 16 Was not yet aware of location of the scrap yard.
1017 - 1018 02 23

1202 - 1203 03 01
1188 - 1189 03 08
1146 - 1147 03 16
1272 - 1273 03 23
XXXX - 1170 03 30

1028 - XXXX 04 05
1115 - 1114 04 13
1247 - 1246 04 19
1161 - 1160 04 26

1005 - 1004 05 03
1034 - 1035 05 10
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby Sand Box John » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:15 pm

The number of cars being scrapped has increased 100 percent, 4 cars a week.

I went by United Iron & Metal in Baltimore today and yesterday. I noticed 3 cars in the yard yesterday 1 to the right of 2 sitting one in front of the other. Today I observed 2 car, the car to the right was gone, one of the 2 that were sitting one in front of the other was gone and the third was laying on its side the other was to the left of the car laying on its side. I was only able to see numbers on 2 of cars, 1122 and 1228.

I don't know when the pace was increased as the last time stopped by to look was back in late June.
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby JDC » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:26 am

Someone better at math than myself should be able to calculate the month (if not week) where we're likely to see the last 1k car carted off, no? 16 cars a month, starting with this August for instance, is 192 cars removed by August 2017 (16x12). Factor in what has already been disposed of (20-30 cars?), and we're well into 200's by this time next year. I think it's safe to say December 2017/January 2018 will be the end of the 1k fleet. If the rate of 7000-series delivery stays on track, I can see them pulling 1000-series cars from revenue service even if they cannot dispose of them at the same time.

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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby davinp » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Now that Metro has 140 new 7000 series in service, the fist 140 1000 series should be retired from service and scrapped.
There is no reason to continue using them when you have new cars
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby jerryinva » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:27 pm

All I know is...I wish I had a piece of one of those old Rohrs... before they are all gone. A number plate, something....
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Re: Scrapping has begun

Postby srepetsk » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:22 am

Hey Sand Box John, have you happened to head up to the scrapyard recently? I've lost count of how many 1000-series cars actually still exist :-D
My last count is 246, but that's likely a month or two old by now.
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