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What the ??

Post by jett37 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:29 am

I followed the NS from Muncie to Richmond 6-27 and saw these containers on the rear of 251 at Walnut Level. A first for me. How long they been doing this?
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Post by dbrackin7 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:32 am

I had seen them on the ncd around 3 to 4 years ago. I was going to and from montpelier on a daily basis and would catch them on hoosier highway. I thought they quit doing that, since I havent seen them in so long.
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Post by rrnut282 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:00 pm

Those are rail-roaders, not roadrailers. They are a "next-generation" of intermodal that TC is testing. Instead of inflating the suspension to get the trailer over the bogie, the truck driver backs the trailer onto the bogie and it slides up the tapered ramps into position. So far, I have only seen them intermittently on 251/264.
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Post by nssd70 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:43 am

The trucks have a European flair to them. Any one know who is building them?

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Railrunners

Post by Chris7092 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:55 pm

These are known as "rail-runners" Triple Crown uses them only occasionally for the Railrunner business group. These are not owned by TCS, only operated on behalf of another carrier.

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