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SATELLITE GUIDED RAIL CAR???

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

  1. SATELLITE GUIDED RAIL CAR???

    Discussion started by GUILTY COUNTY - Jun 3, 2003

    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

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    Ski Mask - Replied Jun 3, 2003

    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.
     
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  3. mogilny

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    mogilny - Replied Jun 4, 2003

    damn......that shit is crazy...thanks ese.....
     
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  4. GUILTY COUNTY - Replied Jun 8, 2003

    thank you..
     
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    rollinaround - Replied Jun 14, 2003

    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.
     
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  6. iloveboxcars

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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jun 14, 2003

    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.
     
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    rollinaround - Replied Jun 14, 2003

    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:
     
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    Re: rcl's

    i paint deep in the yard where, unless mounted to a bush, no camera dares go.
     
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    rollinaround - Replied Jun 14, 2003

    You'd be suprised!!!
     
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    Overtime - Replied Jun 23, 2003

    oh the times i have yelled that at women
     
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    Bosco - Replied Jun 27, 2003

    "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.
     
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    IVO AKM KILLERZ - Replied Jun 27, 2003

    :p
     
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