Camp cars

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DogBert
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Camp cars

Post by DogBert » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Simple question - does NS still use camp cars to house rail gangs? From what I've read they are (or were) the last class 1 RR in the US to utilize them.

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Re: Camp cars

Post by 4400Washboard » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:47 pm

I am pretty sure they still use them, considering that they dumped $6 million to retro-fit them in 2008/09. But unions and the government could change that in an instant...
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MattW
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Re: Camp cars

Post by MattW » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:02 am

The month before their yearly South-of-Atlanta trackwork blitz (runs Jan-Feb), I saw a camp train at Armour yard here in Atlanta. I also remember seeing one up in Virginia somewhere, not far from Lynchburg, back in 2012 when I rode the Crescent.

In contrast, CSX seems to like the Holiday Inn Express in my town when they do their trackwork, I frequently see their highrailers and other CSX vehicles in the hotel's parking lot!

Freddy
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Re: Camp cars

Post by Freddy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:21 am

Living on camp cars is a miserable existence, especially Seaboard MofW which were converted boxcars.CSX finally got smart and got everybody out.

BenH
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Re: Camp cars

Post by BenH » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:55 pm

Here's a link to a set of 9 images of the 25-car NS Camp Car train that is currently parked in Northampton, Massachusetts.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/26316537@ ... 175001108/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The crew is installing welded rail on the Conn River Line between Greenfield and Springfield.

cockerhamsg
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Re: Camp cars

Post by cockerhamsg » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:51 pm

We have a bunch in Ludlow, KY right now.
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tvcigar
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Re: Camp cars

Post by tvcigar » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:01 am

Camp cars are currently parked on the tracks near the train station in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.

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