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unusual train on the Geiger Spur

A sudden surge in inbound steel resulted in some creative railroading as these loads need to be PUSHED into the industry spot. A 4-car runaround track adds a lot of time to the runaround. As a result, two SD45s, 375 and 8925, pulled the loads with GP7 1617 along for the ride buried 8 cars deep, and followed by an additional 4 loads. 13 centerbeam cars for storage completed this unusual train. Upon arrival at the runaround track, the 2 SD45s were cutoff and the 1617 shoved the 8 loads to spot, leaving the 4 trailing loads in the runaround track.

This view of the 1617 as the storage centerbeams are shoved into the storage track at Rambo Jct.
Very interesting shot there Bruce!! Not often that you see a GP7 with loads on both sides.. Well, you see it all the time working for the railroad!!


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