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jmarley76

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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2016, 10:23:39 AM »
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The Idaho Belt isn't supposed to be in the intermodal business. One of the original aspects of the freelance road was it was for manifest traffic, but with all the good new models coming out, there is a temptation to change that philosophy.

An occasional run through would be nice (and a source of freelanced revenue?). That would only require a few cars...

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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2016, 11:30:25 AM »
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I an occasional run through would be nice (and a source of freelanced revenue?). That would only require a few cars...

I may give in to weakness and model a few stretches were UP gave the IBRR trackage rights and run UP intermodal trains.
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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2016, 12:07:12 PM »
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I may give in to weakness and model a few stretches were UP gave the IBRR trackage rights and run UP intermodal trains.

Here is your story line: flood re-routes.


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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2016, 02:25:22 PM »
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I may give in to weakness and model a few stretches were UP gave the IBRR trackage rights and run UP intermodal trains.

You know, you can also always stick them on chasis behind tractors. Heresy, I know...

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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2016, 04:03:00 PM »
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Ed, Gary, and all, there are plenty of prototypical justifications for a "non typical" train on the layout.
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Re: A New Container Line
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2016, 06:54:39 PM »
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No non-prototypical for me. I want an 8,000 foot train with four engines up front and two pushing on the rear.
I just wish I had a layout big enough to run it...  :P