Here are various pieces of rolling stock that I thought interesting enough to photograph recently.
1. Arizona Eastern hopper 910135 photographed in the Union Pacific yard at Nogales AZ, 04-26-2019.
2. I didn’t spend a lot of time in there for obvious reasons. AZER hopper 910149. Nogales AZ.
3. Later we met UP 2668-6770 freight leaving Nogales toward Tucson on the former Southern Pacific. Luckily he was moving slow enough leaving this border town that we were able to get ahead in the busy traffic. Nogales AZ. 04-26-2019.
4. UP 2668-6770 are in the lead. View 2. Nogales AZ.
5. FXE (Ferromex) box 873812 is ex-NdeM. Nogales AZ.
6. FXE box 874479. We just don’t see these on Big Sandy! Nogales AZ.
7. FXE box 872451. Nogales AZ.
8. NS coil flat 163192 was built by Freight Car America. Nogales AZ.
9. NS coil steel flat 168849 is ex-CR. “PROTECTOR” coil hood is also stenciled “PROtected Temperature Coil Transport On Rail.” Nogales AZ.
10. UP coil steel flat 210005. Nogales AZ.
11. CR class G52V coil steel flat 631579 was built in 1995. Nogales AZ.
12. WFRX (Wells Fargo Rail) covered hopper 865277 is leased to Canada Malting Co. Limited. Nogales AZ.
13. WFRX covered hopper 865233 has a volume of 6580 cubic feet. Nogales AZ.
14. CSXT MW 916564 has a volume of 4400 cubic feet, a load limit of 210,700 lbs and was built in 07-1991. These are used to transport scrap ties. Queensgate Yard. 08-02-2019. Queensgate OH.
15. SCL gon 131784 rolls over the Queensgate hump with a load of used rail. Queensgate OH.
16. CSXT wood chip hopper 434033 has a load limit of 182,000 lbs. Queensgate OH.
17. BNSF covered hopper 451014 appears virtually brand new. It has a load limit of 223,100 lbs. Queensgate OH.
18. NS coil steel flat 163483 is identical to the FCA-built car seen in Nogales AZ. It has a load limit of 221,700 lbs. Queensgate OH.
19. TTZX center-beam flat 86894 details usually hidden by lumber. Built by Thrall. Queensgate OH.
20. Note the tie-downs to keep the lumber load from shifting. TTZX 86894. View 2. Queensgate OH.
21. TTZX 866300. Queensgate OH.
22. Grand Trunk Western (CN) coil steel flat 187408 in Queensgate Yard. Queensgate OH. 08-02-2019.
23. GIMX (General America Marks) 516146 carries “Clean Harbor” containers. Clean Harbor Company’s web site says they handle hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and recycling services. Mexico MD. 10-11-2019.
24. BNSF excess height boxcar 793809 leaving CSX’s Cumberland Yard at Mexico MD. 10-11-2019.
25. CSXT center beam flat 600884 loaded with lumber and the tie-downs in place. Load limit is 223,500 lbs. Never seen one of these with CSX marks at all! Mexico MD.
26. CSXT center beam flat 600912 looks almost brand new. Mexico MD.
27. RBMN (Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern) 10023 has a load limit of 199,500 lbs. Being switched at Reading & Northern’s North Reading PA, yard on 10-14-2019. N Reading PA.