Usually a single car system has enough redundancy to power one or two additional cars; the dome must have capacity enough for a unit large enough for their entire consist, or more than one smaller unit.
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griffs20soccer wrote:The mine at Tahawus was a titanium and iron ore mine. The mine was owned by NL Industries. It was closed in the 80's and all the building razed. The stone that is being shipped out is the overburden or tailings that were removed to get to the ore. The mine has since filled with water. The piles, more like hills, you see are the overburden that is being sold as aggregate. The trains are loaded at the mine using dump trucks and front end loaders. It has been said there is 100 million tons contained in those "piles".
RussNelson wrote:My pictures from the speeder run last yearOff topic question - do most owners transport their speeders via modified utility trailer like this? (basically a small flatbed utility with wood studs fastened down track gauge distance apart, and a modified ramp-gate).
Railroad Warns Bauer To Keep Out Of Corridor
A rail company that wants to store used oil-tanker cars on tracks in the Adirondack Park is threatening to press charges against the executive director of Protect the Adirondacks if he returns to the rail corridor — even though the corridor runs through publicly owned Forest Preserve.
Iowa Pacific Holdings, which is based in Chicago, sent a letter to Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks, warning him to stay out of the corridor after Bauer and Brian Mann, a reporter for North Country Public Radio, hiked a section of the tracks and posted photos of old railcars.
In an interview with Adirondack Almanack, Caffry said Iowa Pacific owns an easement in the corridor, but the public owns the Forest Preserve it crosses.
“If you hold an easement, that does not give you the right to exclude the owner of the property,” Caffry said. “You get to use the property; you don’t get exclusive use of it.”