From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I live.

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From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I live.

Postby Rich1853 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:31 am

https://youtu.be/GTGXA_wT2Cc
The video is taken about 20 to 7 miles north of the Eau Gallie neighborhood where I live. (taped at 3 different locations)
I always hear the train horns at all the crossings, being I live only 4 blocks east of the tracks across the street from the river. (Intercoastal Waterway)
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Re: From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I l

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm

Yesterday Friday 07/12 I finally got to see the RED (GE ES44ACs) that was seen in the above video.(SB 8:30AM Another thing I didn't know that the type of fuel used is liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in North America. The following link is from 2017 the time of the conversion to LNG. Are there any other railroads using this type of fuel.
https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/l ... s-out-lng/
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Re: From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I l

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:20 pm

I'm honestly surprised there isn't more natural gas being used. The natural gas industry has exploded in the past decade (to such a degree that it killed coal).


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Re: From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I l

Postby CFRiad » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:30 pm

ConducTTor wrote:The natural gas industry has exploded

Interesting choice of words
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Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:02 am

I noticed that after I wrote it lol


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Re: From a YouTube video - FEC trains north from where I l

Postby MacG » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 am

The BN had at the beginning of the 90s a 5-year field test of the LNG fuel concept. They used a fuel tender with a capacity of 20,000 gallons and modified SD40-2s. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1861354 The tenders were reused 20 years later by the BNSF for an EMD- and GE-sandwich-consist. It was each two SD70ACe and two ES44AC.

The UP had also in the mid-90s a natural gas project with EMD and GE without a success. The CN has leased for a year-long test one of these UP tenders. http://utahrails.net/up/up-fuel-tenders.php
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Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:13 pm

Interesting - thanks. Maybe it makes more economic sense now that natural gas is so much cheaper than it was back then.


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