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BNSF 4684 still on the point of the 438 axle manifest from British Columbia to Everett,WA finally passes thru Stanwood after being delayed by an erroneous axle count at the Defect Detector south of Bellingham,WA.The detector gave an axle count 0f 439 which was a problem with 18 axles of power...
In the world of heavy duty flatcars there's the domestic (CN), TTX (QTTX & XTTX) and then there's KRL. Since its big (12 axles!) and red in color, I call it Kirill, a Russian name. Its waiting for a transformer load, there was an equally heavy duty crane nearby to lift it.
This 12 axle platform is just short of a load. I had to zoom out to fit it in!
It was coupled next to a string of ballast hoppers and other flats. Oddly the one time I did see a loaded one on a IMS, there were no ballast hopeprs next to it.
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