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New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:58 pm
by ~Z~
New Castle, IN isn't happy with seeing autoracks all day, every day:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090304/NEWS/903040375

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:38 am
by trainjunkie47
This is a problem in many places. Rail cars would be getting scrapped right now if not for two reasons, the value of scrap is nil right now and the economy will eventually recover.

Those look like brand new racks. (ie: less than 5 years old)

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:47 am
by AARR
Wow, you're right tj. Those are new looking auto racks. :shock:

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:00 pm
by JDavis21835
I would love to see a few auto racks in Saginaw. It would break up the stretches of coil and coal drags sitting around here.

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:42 am
by GTW6401
I can understand why people in that town hate the fact that those railcars are in their town, but I love the fact that the mayor is like we will show them by not mowing the grass. Living in small town America means that you have to a few things to complain about at city council meetings every year and this would fall under that category.

What I don’t get is why they are complaining about visibility at crossings, but if you have stored cars on either side of the crossing the likelihood of a train moving is very minimal.

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:02 am
by hobojim
The is a line of empty coal cars that has been setting in Durand for at least a week now.

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:21 am
by GP9R
There has been a cut of hoppers in Durand yard for probably close to two years. Then they had those Centerbeams forever. Flint has at least 3 tracks of coil cars stored.

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:28 am
by SD80MAC
I'm wondering when we'll here complaints about the autoracks stored on main 2 along Chicago Dr. and Ivanrest.

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:47 pm
by ns8401
Are those racks in the article the single level, commercial vehicle racks they built in July 08?

Re: New Castle and autoracks

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:37 pm
by sd70accsxt700
No those are ex-UP tri levels, based on a well frame, now all owned by AOK.