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Seeking CSX foamer help
« on: December 14, 2007, 01:13:56 PM »
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This is a major long shot, I know, but I gotta try. I'm wondering if there might be any CSX employees out there with connections to the Baltimore Transflo facility? I'd like to get some detailed photos of the vehicles and facilities used at this terminal to model a condensed version of it, and may even some basic measurements of the various vehicles. But I'm not making any headway by contacting CSX through the front door. Any recommendations or referrals would be welcome.
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Re: Seeking CSX foamer help
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 01:17:30 PM »
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Are you talking about the one over in Riverside?

There's LOTS of public access if you feel like poking around. Let me know if you're going.

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Re: Seeking CSX foamer help
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 01:40:17 PM »
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The one over on Andre Street, off of Fort Avenue in "upper" Federal Hill. Since I first went, they're installed chain fencing that has the green plastic strip in it, so you can't shoot through the fence. I haven't had the chutzpah to just walk on site and ask for permission, and was hoping to get that arranged prior to going down to save trouble. Definitely would like the company though, Ed.
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Re: Seeking CSX foamer help
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 02:02:37 PM »
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Oh damn, they put up fencing? That's so lame.

It's not the same, but it's hard to keep a good man down:
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Re: Seeking CSX foamer help
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007, 03:46:35 PM »
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Yeah, the fencing's a bite. The photos I need most, and hopefully measurements, are of the material transfer buggies. They're elusive, as they're usually parked between the lines of covered hoppers and tank cars.
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Re: Seeking CSX foamer help
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007, 04:51:05 PM »
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Here's a different birds eye view with the carts.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=qj9xnq8mhmr0&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=3662916&encType=1

Edit:  Oops, it comes up as the same view as Ed posted.  Just hit the rotate button on the left to rotate 180 degrees.  It is a pretty detailed shot of the transload equipment.
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