Monday, January 4, 2010

Loading the car float

Well I thought I'd share a few more photos of the crew loading the rail barge the other day. The first one shows CN and Foss crews bolting the switch points before pushing rail cars on the the barge. The next on shows the locomotives backing down the grade with 5 bulkhead flat cars used as idlers. You can see the cars on the mainline in the left of the photo. The last show a hopper being pushed along the outside of the barge. The pictures where all taken from the ramp control room located in the tower closest to shore.

1 comment:

Robert in Port Townsend said...

Lot's of Methanol being transported. Interesting material. Very dangerous, yet is present many cooked vegetables, and the artificial sweetener in diet soft drinks breaks down into methanol during digestion!