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cv_acr

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Re: An excuse for coil cars
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2021, 11:51:45 AM »
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Also, for "small" coil industry I support the idea of a distributor/transload operation. Just a small-medium building with a rail siding through one side and a truck loading bay on the other enclosing an overhead transfer crane. Expand as desired for additional warehouse space.
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Re: An excuse for coil cars
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2021, 12:43:30 PM »
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@sirenwerks

Bryan ( @wazzou ) has posted a direct link to the NP one... it does cover Portland and some of the OE/SPS territory down there. Be sure to check the notes at the end of the document. Also hosted at the NPRHA is an OCR'd Excel version, which is pretty good but one must take into account errors generated by the OCR process on an old typewritten document (e.g., 500 in lieu of SOO).

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Re: An excuse for coil cars
« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2021, 01:29:16 PM »
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Another good resource is Ted Schnepf's reproductions of various railroads shipper guides.

http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Books/shippers.html

Well worth the price and Ted is great to deal with...
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Re: An excuse for coil cars
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2021, 09:05:31 PM »
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They had double-door 50' and 40' boxcars in the 1950s-60s.

You don't need a big car as steel is going to max out weight long before volume, just room to get in and out of the opening. And one of those nice 10' doors on a "standard" 50' Railbox/IPD car (which started getting built in the mid 1970s) is a nice entry for a forklift. Even a nice 8' door 40' box will probably do nicely to load small coils on pallets.

Didn't somebody recently make a coil boxcar in N scale? A prototype built especially for one RR, some eastern one. It had an odd design so forklifts could pick up every coil w/o having to go into the car.

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/fvmcanstock.html
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Re: An excuse for coil cars
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2021, 12:34:02 PM »
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Didn't somebody recently make a coil boxcar in N scale? A prototype built especially for one RR, some eastern one. It had an odd design so forklifts could pick up every coil w/o having to go into the car.

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/fvmcanstock.html
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