NS 733 Empty Coal Train Editors Pick!        
The first of what should be many empty coal trains heading back to the Powder River Coal Basin from the Scherer Steam Plant in Georgia.
Date: 8/18/2005 Location: Alexander City, AL   Map Show Alexander City on a rail map Views: 1021 Collection Of:   Dale Burns
Locomotives: BNSF 5659(AC44CW) BNSF 5668(AC44CW) BNSF 9763(SD70MAC)    Author:  Dale Burns
NS 733 Empty Coal Train
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Alexander City, AL
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Name Type Comments Date
John Higginson General Hmm... Scherer trains on the former CofG? Do you have any more information regarding this (i.e. are these temporary reroutes or will this become standard operations)? -John in Auburn, AL 8/19/2005 7:47:21 PM
Dale Burns General It's my understanding that these empty coal trains will be common on the CofGa very soon. The reason being is that a empty train is low priority and they sometimes languish in the yard in Atlanta for days at a time. By using the CofGa, the trains can bypass Atlanta and head on back out West. 8/20/2005 12:50:28 AM
Tim Huemmer General Good news! 8/23/2005 11:06:16 AM

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