Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

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Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by farecard » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:34 am

So which line brought the Abrams tanks in from Georgia?

On what flavor of flatbed? Does the 70 ton load require extra wheelsets?

Where are they being unloaded?

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Re: Those tanks

Post by Sand Box John » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm

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So which line brought the Abrams tanks in from Georgia?

On what flavor of flatbed? Does the 70 ton load require extra wheelsets?

Where are they being unloaded?


CSX, as they delivered by rail to Benning Yard in Southeast Washington and loaded onto 30 wheel lowboy truck.

2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 1 M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle, 1 Humvee and 2 M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.

See pictures and video clips:

Tanks arrive in DC ahead of July 4 celebration
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July 4 military vehicles on the move in DC
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Re: Those tanks

Post by mtuandrew » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Moderator Note: not passenger rail, and since we answered the host railroad I’m moving this topic to CSX.

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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by mmi16 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 pm

Suspect they will be headed back to Georgia tomorrow or Saturday.
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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 am

farecard wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:34 am
So which line brought the Abrams tanks in from Georgia?

On what flavor of flatbed? Does the 70 ton load require extra wheelsets?

Where are they being unloaded?
They came up the CSX A-Line and then the RF&P. It was a special move (W990-29) with both Veterans Unit (#1776) and First Responders (#911) units pulling. It was a high/wide oversize load and there was a conflicting high/wide move also heading down the A-Line (W995-29) so the train waited in Rocky Mount yard until W995 cleared.

Video through Ashland, VA (RF&P): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7DW_2zVw5o

The flats were 6-axle DODX cars.

The 2 locos, the three flats, one tank, and one Bradley came south on W899-05 to Acca Yard. The flats continued back to Georgia on a manifest, while the locos were sent back north towards Cumberland, MD on Q416 the next day.
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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by farecard » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:24 am

Wonder what the $$$ was for this.....

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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by mmi16 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am

farecard wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:24 am
Wonder what the $$$ was for this.....
Bigger question - who paid the $$$$$$
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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by farecard » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:36 pm

We already know that....
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Re: Those tanks (DC Parade July 4 2019)

Post by Teutobergerwald » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:48 pm

There were no M-1A2s and M-2A3s up at Aberdeen Proving Ground that could've been used ???? Hmmmm.....
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