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BN air Repeater cars

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by mikro137, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. mikro137

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    BN air Repeater cars

    Discussion started by mikro137 - Oct 4, 2003

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    type R - Replied Oct 4, 2003

    i thought they were part of the old BNSF fleet. i know back in the late 80's/early 90's they carried taconite (iron ore pellets).
     
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    mikro137 - Replied Oct 5, 2003

    hmmm i dunno these things are a curiousity to me. mostly to what an air repeater is though.
     
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    type R - Replied Oct 5, 2003

    An air repeater is a car that has a diesel engine and an air compressor. They use them in cold weather to maintain proper brake pressure on long lines of trains. The easiest way to tell them apart from others is that yellow revolving safety light that sticks out on the end of each car.
     
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    rob deer - Replied Oct 6, 2003

    nice...as for the taconite pellets...seems like a gondola or open hopper would work better...were they more refined or packaged somehow when transported by box? there's still pellets all over my yard, they're the shit for wrist rockets.

    the car says do not hump, but she deserves it for what she's wearing.
     
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    type R - Replied Oct 6, 2003

    yeah, now that i think about it i'm not sure about the taconite either...i now an old BN car used to carry them, but i dont think it was the air repeater car. it would have to be packaged, so who knows...i know they came with a GRS and had the "amtech" transponder, but i cant remember what kind of car it was...oh well.
     
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    mikro137 - Replied Oct 6, 2003

    see thats what i surmised that these cars were used for. thank you for the help.