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Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:01 am

As of 12.28.18, Detroit Salt was using a Trackmobile to load the salt cars while the traditional switcher; ex Conrail HLCX 0007 was sitting at the end of the track, possibly down or out of service.

ImageDetroit Salt Trackmobile by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Salt Switching by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageHLCX 0007 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Shuttlewagon has been in use for awhile.
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Re: Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:04 pm

Nice pictures CRD. Does Detroit Salt still use a fleet of home cars (DSSX IIRC)?
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Re: Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:02 pm

Yes, usually the NS 331 will leave Oakwood with the Salt cars. Lately the 21N has had covered hoppers in addition to the intermodal.
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Re: Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby hoborich » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 pm

Nice pictures. Do you have any info on the HP of the Trackmobile and how many loaded cars it can handle or move?
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Re: Detroit Salt Switchers

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 pm

hoborich wrote:Nice pictures. Do you have any info on the HP of the Trackmobile and how many loaded cars it can handle or move?


I am not entirely sure which Shuttlewagon model it is, but the Commander Series can pull 25 loaded cars and the Navigator Series can pull 60 loaded cars.
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