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by sdmuleman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31721

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

The Bangor base does occasionally interchange cars, as does PSNS. PSNS probably has more traffic than Bangor but in both cases most movement is internal. PSNS probably has internal rail movements at least 2-3 days a week on average moving various large components around within the yard. PSNS has 2 o...
by sdmuleman
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: News, Announcements, FAQ and Help
Topic: ADMIN NOTE: Grade Crossing Safety
Replies: 15
Views: 11558

Re: ADMIN NOTE: Grade Crossing Safety

but thinking you're 'above the law', trying to be the hero, and acting stupidly has consequences Presumptuous much? You're sure they were trying to act like some kind of hero and solely thinking of themselves here? Not maybe thinking of a child in the process of dying and hoping they can get their ...
by sdmuleman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: American Locomotive Company - ALCO
Topic: Newbuild ALCOs
Replies: 23
Views: 12456

Re: Newbuild ALCOs

Re: castings, I'd be more interested in welding up a truck frame that looked like a casting. It'd be a matter of ordering the right bar stock (looks like 2" x 8" or 2" x 10" at maximum depth?), sub-arc welding it into a rough approximation of the DL-109's equalizer bar shapes, water-jet-cutting it ...
by sdmuleman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Union Pacific
Topic: Sacramento Rail Yards
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

Re: Sacramento Rail Yards

Is it possible to walk around there? Regardless of whether it’s peenitted or not. Anything is possible..... how risky/practical it is becomes a different question. I was in Davis (about 15 miles west) 2002-2009 and thought many times about going over and checking it out. Never did anything though -...
by sdmuleman
Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31721

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

PSNS (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard) uses rail quite a bit in day to day operations inside the yard. On average there's probably movements every other day or so, but it varies. Flatbed cars are used to move large sections of recycled submarine submarine structure and other heavy items such as prop shaf...

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