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I was reading some information about the Coldtrain Intermodal operations and the service continues to grow and serve new markets. I was wondering does anyone know which BNSF intermodal train I assume coming from Seattle stops in Quincy to pick up this traffic?

It would seem this traffic would get added to a Z train and I know they don't like anything that slows them down so I am curious how this all works.


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eastbound it is the morning z out of SSE that works quincy, usually gets there early afternoon. there is no morning z out of SSE sunday or monday and i believe that the night z might do quincy pick up those days, if needed. not sure.

westbound i think it is the lower priority of the 2 zchcsse that does the work. im fuzzier on that though. im sure someone else knows. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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