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rswinnerton

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CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:16:49 PM »
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Over the last week or so, the CRHS has brought back blue cabooses to the Keystone State. Here we see CR 21165 (ex Erie Lackawanna) with 3 NJ Transit cars enroute to Allentown, PA from Harrisburg on NS train 33A.



And at Rockville Bridge



I remember there being an 'Ed's Law' challenge on passenger cars with a caboose.  Well, Eds Law in full effect!

Here's another pic passing the Fleetwood Auto Body plant on the transfer train from Allentown to Reading



(That's a little more like it)

Final destination is Topton, PA for painting and eventually operation.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 01:21:00 PM by rswinnerton »
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Re: CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 01:29:56 PM »
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What I want to know is what the heck is that beefy gondola in front of it.
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Re: CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 01:41:55 PM »
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That's an NS tie gon. Carries ties in work trains usually.
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Re: CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 02:26:59 PM »
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They were made out of either bulkhead flats or pulpwood racks, hence the weird design.

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Re: CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 01:58:43 AM »
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I wonder of the sides are reinforced to hold a crane or end loader running on top of the car for loading and unloading?  It does seem a little over braced for a load of ties.
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Re: CRHS brings back blue cabooses to Pennsylvania (also, Eds Law)
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 07:46:25 AM »
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Yes, you can run a Jimbo crane (walking beam crane) over them.
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