Gondola's?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ozzy, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    With the railroads being so big, the 40 yr interchange rule is basically moot. We run 45 yr old PS-2 covered hoppers here in Nevada to the sand pits and to California all the time. Captive service but still using old cars, till they get b/o and repair is determined on cost. Capacity has been a big reason older cars are retired. Lower capacity for car weight and size.

    Greg
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Good point Greg. I had forgotten that captive service does not necessarily mean mow. As long as they don't interchange the cars I guess they can run as long as the car can pass safety inspections.