NS Robinson terminal

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gprimr1
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NS Robinson terminal

Post by gprimr1 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:43 pm

I saw a very interesting train pass through Alexandria today.

It went through Alexandria on the freight bypass so I suspect it could only have originated from Mirant Power plant or Robinson Terminal.

The composition was most unique.

End-Boxcar-Boxcar-Boxcar-Regular NS engine-NS Highnose Engine-Cabose-Front

I thought it was unbelievable to see a caboose leading a train. I"m furious I couldn't get a picture. I'm hoping what I saw isn't' as rare as I think it is.
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Re: NS Robinson terminal

Post by PARailWiz » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:26 am

That is odd. I periodically see cabooses in the back of the train leading on a reverse move, but never recall seeing the caboose coupled in front of the locomotives and leading.
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Re: NS Robinson terminal

Post by cobra30689 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:29 pm

Sounds like P58.....they usually bounce between Manassas and Van Dorn with that 2 engine/caboose set.

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Re: NS Robinson terminal

Post by gprimr1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:50 am

What does P58 do? Does it serve Robinson Terminal or another place?

It had a high-nose engine and three box cars.
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Re: NS Robinson terminal

Post by cobra30689 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:36 pm

I think it does. I don't know where it originates from (Culpeper maybe?), but it switches Manassas yard and goes down to Alexandria. Every once in awhile I'll pass a cut of cars sitting on the Springfield runaround....could possibly be for the terminal....

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