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Given that the Cleveland light rail runs entirely on reserve, with no stops in the street environment, and even shares tracks with a subway, one might wonder why it doesn't have high platform loading. It may be a legacy systems, but so is the Pittsburgh light rail, which has converted to mostly...
In Melbourne we have a rebuilt a few tram stops so as to improve access to both high and low floor trams simply by raising the curb lane so as the be (almost) the same height above the TOR as the entrances. The first such stop was on Danks street in a bayside suburb called Albert Park...
These were the only trucks included in the popular MSTS Train Simulator game. In real life however, it is them who are on the train! Being cab-overs the engine is fully exposed to the elements toward the back of the cab. Is this smart?
Not sure what it's loaded with, but this flat is in good company, a spreader to the right and a 1940's 40' box to the left.
The over-patched hopper in the back makes a good modern background. This flat can easily be modelled from a 40' Athearn flat car.
These days CP's Transcona yard is mostly used to store bunk cars. It's too bad that the relatively new bunks on flats are blocking the older converted 40' and 50' bunk boxcars. You can see them in the background, here's a close look: http://tinyurl.com/2yqstk. Right in front of me were these...
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.
CSX is now starting to use cut down boxcars or freight cars to make remote
They look like a flatcar with a electrical control cabinet standing up at
one end of the car with headlights mounted on the cabinet and horns on top
The rear end or B end has 3 controllig hoses only ...
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