Ryanair (crap company actually) bought 175 of them. It was announced a few days ago. Even before this huge order though, I see Boeing trains very regularly going into and out of Murray Yard in N KC. Does anyone know the route those trains go? Do they ever end up on the Sandhills sub?
i dont know the sandhills sub, but i think they go through denver via lincoln, then up through cheyenne, laurel, missoula, spokane, and across the mountains to everett/seattle.
Coming back from North Platte Railfest two years ago, I caught a wb at Broken Bow NE with a couple of fuselage loads. Broken Bow is on the Ravenna Sub. Also, they do come up the Napier Sub from KC to the BNSF Creston Sub and west to Lincoln NE.
I am actuallly from Ansley Nebraska (just putting in my four years at Iowa State) which is 16 miles east of Broken Bow and 30 miles west of Ravenna and I used to see it come through quite a bit. Most of the line is coal but there's a little bit of a mix of freight.
That's why I found it interesting that they ran the airframes up the Sandhills Sub. That sub is probably 98% coal and it'd be cool to see those airframes riding the rails across the gorgeous countryside.
That is something I always took for granted, I never took any pictures of it going through because you know hey no big deal it goes through every week or so. I'll just have to take the time to get it this summer. Sadly I'll never get a picture of the "vommit bonnet" though since it's getting repainted. I've seen that thing probably at least 8-10 time in my lifetime and actually thought it was actually an alright looking locomotive. But again it was always eh it'll come through again. lol Shame on me.
Bridge and tunnel clearances are factors in determining the routing of the 737 fuselages. Early this year or late last year some fuselages were getting scraped in transit. Boeing ran a business car behind the fuselages to monitor the cars and attempt to find where the scraping occurred.
I saw those pics of the cameras sitting on the flatcar. Was that your picture set?
Also, can anyone tell me what's in the big containers next to the 737 fuselages? Engines?
Those weren't my photos.
Are you are asking about those large boxcar red things at the end of the flat cars? I don't know specifically what is in them, I just assumed they carried parts of some kind. They remind me of armored military train cars similar to ones the USSR had during the Cold War.
I took more photos of Boeing trains yesterday (Wed./3-27) which I'll post up later today in the MP 18 thread in the Western US forum.
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