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UP Arrowedge: Oops
« on: April 21, 2014, 01:56:22 AM »
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I have to say that I don't have much knowledge of modern intermodal, so I didn't know anything about the UP arrowedge.
http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/environment/2013/0903_arrowedge.shtml

Came across a reference to it in this story where the UP lost track of this car and ran it into three bridges by mistake! Oops.
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/255929101.html

Looks like an interesting modeling project, and a built it excuse if any of your bridge are out of alignment.

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 02:03:31 AM »
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There was a small thread here back when that first article was released but the second article is the first thing I've heard about it since.  I should have asked about them last time I was in North Platte.

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 08:34:24 AM »
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other then smacking the bridge (!) that does look like an interesting model.  I sense yet another Shapeways product . . . . or carved balsa cast in resin.
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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 10:54:09 AM »
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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 10:55:55 AM »
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Those are pretty neat, although I doubt they will have a material effect on fuel consumption.  Especially if the double stacks are not uniformly full.


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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 04:01:42 PM »
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Nothing new, semis have had these on top of lots of  cabs for awhile. 

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 05:32:40 PM »
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Nothing new, semis have had these on top of lots of  cabs for awhile.
But, but, but......the Marketing Department really thinks this is cool!

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 09:10:58 PM »
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OK, I'm not a professional railroader, or do I play one on TV, but how does a crewmember not recognize that a car listed as empty in fact have a container AND a door stop loaded on it, then run it into TWO  bridges?

But, but, but......the Marketing Department really thinks this is cool!

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 10:07:51 PM »
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Other coverage from the event itself here:
http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/news/Train-cargo-strikes-35th-Street-bridge-252003111.html

Caught a couple of these containers late last month around Cajon Pass.....interesting for sure.
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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 10:55:33 AM »
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ArroWedge could also turn out to be a fast way to increase clearances in tunnels.

Now all they need is a spoiler to put on the last container of a stack train.

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Re: UP Arrowedge: Oops
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 02:14:09 PM »
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Looking at that damaged bridge, they could call the thing the ArrowSledge.
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