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« on: September 02, 2010, 09:39:27 PM »

Awesome view of the load overhang as it negotiates a tight curve on the IHB
in LaGrange, IL. com/watch? v=TO7xcQq0EXU
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 10:16:44 PM »

Wow! That was cool. What was that anyway? I seen in the description that it wad headed to a refinery in Kansas, but I have no clue what that could be used for.
Also, RAM, I modified your link. You had a couple of spaces that messed up the link.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 10:59:03 PM »

That looks like a cyclonic tower for a oil/gasoline refinery.


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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 02:37:34 PM »

NM You are correct.  It is going to a refinery in Kansas.
It should be there this weekend.

Jim Banner

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 12:38:41 PM »

An H0 model of CEBX 800 would be about 36" long.  It might look a bit odd sitting on a 30" diameter circle of track.  Bit of an overhand problem perhaps.

First time I saw this car was on a bitterly cold January 5th, 1991, here is Saskatoon Saskatchewan.  It was transporting a reactor vessel to an oil refinery on the Alberta border.  At the time, it was the largest load ever moved by rail.  CN took it across a bridge here with a total clearance of only 6".  It is not often that one can lean against a moving rail car to keep a camera steady, but that is exactly what I did to get a photo of this miniscule clearance.  The extraordinarily low train speed was made possible by a GP38 fitted with a then state-of-the-art speed control system that had a lot in common with our BEMF control and could regulate train speed in small fractions of a mile per hour.  It was nice to see a new video of an old friend.


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