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RVSC 4101 and 1705 bring empty corn syrup and coil cars back to McAllen from the McAllen Trade Zone. The former branch to Hidalgo is a circuitious route that allows the same train to leave city limits and re-enter them by way of Mission, TX.
This Switcher 1233 is out of service. According to the Diesel Mechs the wiring has to be redone. Also the exhaust pipes were left uncovered so water got in for a good while. The engine will have to be repacked. Once done, it will see service on the line
UP 9425 was "borrowed" to bring a unit grain onto the power strickened RVSC. To the author's knowledge, this was the first time a six axle unit had ever ventured onto the Mission branch. Both Mo-Pac and later UP didn't trust 6 axles on this particular line. This train will actually...
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