Unit coal drag on the Huntington District

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Unit coal drag on the Huntington District

Post by Greg46m » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:16 pm

I swung by East Wayne on my way home from work tonight and saw an usual sight. There was an empty EB unit coal train with brand new aluminum hoppers parked on track 1 at NE. I've never seen a unit coal train on the huntington district. Does anybody else know anything about this train. I forget the initials on the cars but it was something like B*BX I believe. Although sitting and engine not running, the track was lined for the Fostoria side.
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Post by joemcspadden » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:54 pm

Greg--according to John Troxler (NCIR board), this train is brand new aluminum empty coal cars being delivered to West Virginia. No one seems to know the origin.

It was an impressive sight going through Wabash this afternoon because
there were 125 of these shiny new cars pulled by a single Gevo
running long hood forward! I had never seen a modern wide cab
engine running reversed before (of course, I'm talking about when
it's the lead engine with the crew in it).

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Post by rooyfletcher » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:03 am

What time were they there?

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Post by joemcspadden » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:11 pm

The train left Peru at 4:30 pm Sunday and went through
Wabash at about 4:50. That, presumably, would have
put the train into Fort Wayne at 5:45 or so.
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