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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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- Posts: 2010
- Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:43 am
- Location: M.P. CF161.8 NS's New Castle District
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.