View Full Version : New fangled roadrailers and more

E.M. Bell
09-05-2004, 03:45 AM
Here are a few shots from a frustrating (partly sunny....yea, right) but productive day, including our first look at the new Railrunner system in service on a NS Triple Crown....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76698 NS 123 with NS and CN power at Moreland
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76697 223 with solid EMD's (CR and UP) at Bowen
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76672 NS 179 with a ragged C39 on the point at Kings Mountain
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76696 NS 174 at Kings Mountain with a trio of EMD's, including a I&M rail link SD45
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76674 A BNSF punkin leads 133 at the distant signal at Kings Mountain
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76673 A pair of UP motors on 168 at the seldom seen North end of Kings Mountain
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76695 A clean NS SD70m on a 50T chicken feed train, in the pouring rain at Waynesburg
http://www.kd4jsl.com/ns9396nsiwaynesburg090404.jpg NS I-64 in the rain at Waynesburg (Jacobs Loop)
http://www.kd4jsl.com/i61waynesburg090404.jpg A look at the new Railrunner containers on the rear of I64
http://www.kd4jsl.com/railrunner1dv090404.jpg A close up look of a new railrunner at Danville. There are being tested on the rear of selected Triple Crowns...

11-08-2004, 09:36 PM
do you have any idea who makes these?, I work for Wabash National ( the maker of the Roadrailers) and I have never seen anything about them

11-08-2004, 09:43 PM
Those new things have cool trucks, but I don't like how they do a wave, with the rear end higher than the front. Also, what's the point of the 3 axle trailers? :shock: Are they heavier or something?

Those things just don't float my boat... :(

11-08-2004, 09:48 PM
They certainly don't look like anything we have ever built, that I know of, that is. I walk the thru our Rail-Bogie area about 10 time a day, and have never seen anything close to them

E.M. Bell
11-09-2004, 01:15 AM
I am not sure who makes those...havnt seen them on any of the triple crowns through here in a while now

11-09-2004, 08:32 PM
From what I understand they are built by a Co. named Railrunner(surprisingly enough) and they are just being tested by Triple Crown. Were being looked as a supplement or alternitive to a Roadrailer