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Posted by pbmaxno15 on 7/14/2017, 9:04 pm
Today's trip from The Thumb to St. Louis and Alma brought a few sightings along the area's rail lines. Freeland Bean and Grain had a single covered hopper, and the sting of coal hoppers are still in the siding. Breckenridge is full of CSX Unit grain hoppers, most of which are the newer type with the slightly rounded sides and the HTM logo. The loadout track at the Ransom Road plant was full and the string of cars was broken at McClelland Road. Both sidings in town were also full of the CSX hoppers up to Eaton Street as we headed west. On our way home, the sidings in town were empty and one of the RA units was attached to those cars on the main with the power at the McClelland Road crossing. There was still plenty of grain dust in the air as they were still loading the other string. There was nothing visible at Bear Truss in St. Louis. In Alma, several of the SGVY high sided hoppers were on the east side of the Republic Avenue crossing behind the remnants of the Lobdell Emery facilities. They were attached to a string of covered hoppers that led off to the east.
HESR and MMRR enthusiast.
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