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by kitsunedawn
Wed May 01, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Southeastern Railfan
Topic: Augusta, GA street running
Replies: 1
Views: 5159

Re: Augusta, GA street running

6th street's trackage, from Reynolds to Taylor street is still in use. Length, I'd put it at maybe a quarter of a mile. The trackage used to be VERY extensive in that area. As for use... Well, it sees about 4 road freights a day.

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by kitsunedawn
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: The horsepower race is over; the LNG race begins
Replies: 14
Views: 10056

Re: The horsepower race is over; the LNG race begins

Didn't the BN and a few other railroads already try this?

I remember reading somewhere, perhaps in a Trains magazine, that there was a LNG switcher being built at one point, but don't recall what happened to the idea. That would have been in the late 1980's early 1990's when the article ran.
by kitsunedawn
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: Found old tracks on property...ID help
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

Re: Found old tracks on property...ID help

Not knowing your exact location, I can only suppose, but it's possible you live on land once owned by the Orange Belt railroad. http://www.taplines.net/March/obstory1.htm Quote: The railroad was built in a rural agricultural area, that produced traffic only in the late Winter and early Spring. The O...
by kitsunedawn
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Self-Propelled Railcars
Topic: PRR Gas-Electric OEG 350 - Questions ...
Replies: 7
Views: 10565

Re: PRR Gas-Electric OEG 350 - Questions ...

Prr Didn't always turn the doodlebugs at the end of a run. Case in point, in 1940, a PRR doodlebug, running with the cab in the rear, ran into a freight train killing 43 passengers. http://mreddoodlebug.blogspot.com/ According to the ICC investigation reports, the train was running in reverse becaus...

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