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Double stacked trains on the East Coast

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:00 pm

NS and CSX are completing projects to raise tunnels and bridges on some of their lines to accommodate double stacked trains http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2 ... nels_N.htm
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Re: Double stacked trains on the East Coast

Postby TinGoat » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:58 pm

Excellent news, and a long time coming for the Eastern North/South corridor....

But at the same time, it's going to hurt the trans continental lines.

Either way, the railroads need to improve capacity and efficiency in the Terminals.
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Re: Double stacked trains on the East Coast

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:32 pm

TinGoat wrote:Excellent news, and a long time coming for the Eastern North/South corridor....

But at the same time, it's going to hurt the trans continental lines.

Either way, the railroads need to improve capacity and efficiency in the Terminals.


I do not think it would hurt the transcontinental lines too much, it mainly will help relieve the congestion on the east coast, and allow for rerouting of double stack cars away from big cities.

ConducTTor, perhaps a double stack car could be a later project for modelers of modern railroading...
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Re: Double stacked trains on the East Coast

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:25 am

Double stacks and car carriers are definitely something I have my eye on. I assume most people wouldn't be interested but they are something I'm interested in.
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Re: Double stacked trains on the East Coast

Postby scaro » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:55 am

check the sept issue of 'continental modeller'. features the 'rhineside' TT layout as cover story, and a feature on the australian desert layout 'barcoola' which features doublestacks . . . behind 'bulldogs' no less:

http://old.cia.com.au/drittson/railways ... -09-99.jpg

when you've raised the clearances for double stacking, there's no reason boxcars can't get taller too:

http://www.johnnyspages.com/classic_pic ... 4_2009.jpg

http://www.johnnyspages.com/classic_pic ... 8-2009.jpg

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