DutchRailnut wrote:are the tilcon cars less than 263 000 lbs ?? or will they use idler or half loaded car ?
P&W are using the newer GATX/OGIX and some ex FEC Ortner hopper cars, which is less than 263K, but the Metro-North owned MNCW ballast hoppers are a little bigger than 263K as I am not sure, but the way it was pictured it looks a little more bigger than the old Conrail ballast cars. The Tilcon ones (heavily laden with gratiffiti) has been rolling thru some shops in Wauregan RIP track (next to Rawson's facility as I went by there last year where there are rows of rusty wheeled TLTX's parked there..) or Plainfield to do some repair work on its brake lines plus some flat wheels needs to be changed.
The SD60-B30-7B unit and SD60 configuration still remains.. so give it a little time..
The ex BNSF B40-8 582 is still in New Haven, tied down with her sisters, the 4005 is on the NR2 pool, still.. resting in Plainfield.. and the 562 is in Worcester getting ready for work, on WOGR-GRWO pool..