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  • Saul Kalbfeld
    Did the Fjg ever borro power from the NYC in the form of a switcher or light steam power? Saul ... this one. ... one ... example, a unit ... Ford plant ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 1, 2000
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      Did the Fjg ever borro power from the NYC in the form of a switcher
      or
      light steam power?
      Saul
      --- In FJGRailroad@egroups.com, Paul Charland <p.charlie@s...> wrote:
      > Hi Gino,
      >
      > Service seems to be a little slow today, but I'll take a shot at
      this one.
      > "Run Throughs" refer to trains that, by agreement, run through from
      one
      > railroad to another to get to the train's destination. For
      example,
      a unit
      > ore train may originate on C&NW and it's destination may be the
      Ford
      plant
      > served by GTW around Detroit. C&NW does not serve Detroit, so they
      have an
      > agreement with GTW to have the train "run through" without getting
      stuck in
      > a yard in Chicago, the train just stops long enough for a crew
      change and
      > sometimes to switch power. A lot of run thoughs do not even switch
      power,
      > so foreign power shows up on a different road. In some cases, some
      of the
      > power is taken off and some of the home road's power is added,
      especially if
      > the home road is running short of power for their own trains.
      >
      > In the case of the NS power going through Amsterdam last week, I'm
      guessing
      > that this may have been a train of auto parts heading east,
      Farmington MA I
      > would guess. Norfolk Southern's ex-Wabash line in Missouri carries
      a ton of
      > parts to the northeast and this train may be hopping on the CSX at
      buffalo
      > and running through to MA on a regular basis.
      >
      > Paul
      >
      > "DICARLO, GINO" wrote:
      >
      > > Saul,
      > >
      > > What do you mean by "run throughs?"
      > >
      > > Gino
      > >
      > >
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