Re: [FJGRailroad] NSL Cars
- I heard at the time this started being a problem for the NSL they had a
100 ton hopper of coal show up at the Conrail interchange in Norwood for
the Psychiatric Hospital in Ogdensburg. Took nearly a week to send cars
away to be stored on other railroads as well as plugging every siding
they could in order to open the mainline up and deliver the car... just
in time for the next one to show up!
joseph Klapkowski wrote:
> The M&NJ had the same problem. Cars were being returned and they literally
> had to get out a chainsaw and clear the south end of the M&NJ ROW so they
> had a place to store them. In the M&NJ's case they only used the first five
> miles of the line so this meant that the south end of the railroad, which
> had not seen a wheel in the rails in many many years had to be cleared. They
> discovered that in a couple of places someone had actually removed some of
> the rails.
- --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "Aaron Keller" <akeller1979@...>
>cars in service over here. There are dozens of them around Green Bay
> The Escanaba and Lake Superior has a large fleet of ex- St. Lawrence
all the time.
>Gino. They come through Appleton to get to Green Bay. However, I don't
>Aaron I assume, as well as I can get shots of these cars for you
think they are what your after. Paper service cars now if I'm not
P.S. Aaron- Got your e mail. ;-)
- Aaron,This is exactly what I'm talking about. That's what I was looking for. It was the fact that the FJG/PC cars had friction-bearing trucks making them incompatible today! I thought that any car that was over 30 years old couldn't be switched over a class 1 railroad...Gino
On 7/22/06, Aaron Keller <akeller1979@...> wrote:
The FJ&G/LASB boxcars had friction bearing trucks... the NSL cars had
roller bearing trucks... if that's what you're getting at.
Friction bearing trucks aren't used today.