NS Cars in Georgetown, KY

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tbedwell

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After driving by this string of cars for the last few weeks, I finally decided to stop and catch a couple of pictures. Never have seen anything like this. Looks like some type of living quarters. I can't very close but with my long lens I was able to get some views from a bridge near the siding they are on.


This a long view of most of the units. Quite a sight at night when they are all lit up.


Closer view and what looks like a power source in the middle.


Several business cars in with the other units. One says Harrison Award Winner on the side.


Typical unit from the non-entrance to the unit side.


And from the side where you would enter the unit.

Very difficult to get pictures from this side (last picture) as there is no roadway access to the tracks. But, all along this side further down there are many cars and pickup trucks so they are getting to the cars from somewhere. I couldn't find out how, though.

Anyone know what these are used for? Living units for track crews down the line?

Appreciate any comments.
 

B_Kosanda

Outstanding In My Field
I have seen those exact cars (or ones very similar) on the NS in St. Louis. My first impression was about how crappy it would be to have to live in something like that. Living in a railroad yard with trains rolling by your bedroom all night would not be pleasant. Not to mention the isolation.
 

BuddyBurton

IAIS Sub 3B(Bravo)
I have seen those exact cars (or ones very similar) on the NS in St. Louis. My first impression was about how crappy it would be to have to live in something like that. Living in a railroad yard with trains rolling by your bedroom all night would not be pleasant. Not to mention the isolation.
To the crew, it would be music to their ears. ;)

BTW, as someone else mentioned, they are used for sleeping/living quarters for the Track gangs. There must be some real work going on, on the CNO&TP.
 




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