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SATELLITE GUIDED RAIL CAR???

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by GUILTY COUNTY, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. yesterday one of those BNSF white flatside refers with the icecikles at the top came threw the yard...those never ever have been layed up here...kinda weird, but anyways on the side end it said ....this rail car is satellite guided...is this like a gps system??? and why would you need this??? anyone?? cracked??
     
  2. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    its so they can charge more for all the complicated "satellite guidance".


    they have gps locators on them so they can keep tabs of the shipments more precisely. Those cars are used for the most time-sensitive food shipments, from coast to coast. When a customer calls up and says "hey, wheres my carrots at?" they dont have to go on the regular tracing results, they can give an EXACT location, and probably some other info about the condition of the freezer on the car, to ensure that its still working. Thats all.
     
  3. mogilny

    mogilny Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 1,582 Likes Received: 0
    damn......that shit is crazy...thanks ese.....
     
  4. rollinaround

    rollinaround Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2002 Messages: 501 Likes Received: 0
    The satellites monitor the temperatures and fresh air circulations. The cars feature CARRIER ULTRA-PREMIUM refrigeration units.
    u.p. just bought 500 of them from trinity industries.
     
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    this has nothing to do with satellite guided cars...


    but my yard has recently put up signs saying (at least to the effect of) "remote control locomotives used here. because of this there arent always engineers inside of the locomotives"

    i thought i would share.
     
  6. rollinaround

    rollinaround Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2002 Messages: 501 Likes Received: 0
    rcl's

    a chicken shit way of saving money!!!clearly shows that they are not aware of what us workers do out in the yards.most of all of up's yards will have these operating their switch engines.thus operating the yards! there are cameras out there as well!-you just might not know it.
    trespassers beware....:lick:
     
  7. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    Re: rcl's

    i paint deep in the yard where, unless mounted to a bush, no camera dares go.
     
  8. rollinaround

    rollinaround Member

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  9. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    oh the times i have yelled that at women
     
  10. Bosco

    Bosco Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 0
    "All For Fame" video shows some remote control locomotive action, the engineer was standing on the steps with the "remote pack" switching cars in a yard.
     
  11. IVO AKM KILLERZ

    IVO AKM KILLERZ Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2001 Messages: 6,447 Likes Received: 0
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