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Old 05-30-2007, 04:29 AM   #3
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There is suppose to be a buffer between the crew and anything dangerous like a unit ethanol or propane train. If it were to blow up, then there is a higher chance that the crew won't be injured or killed since they're an extra 60' away. Its a min of 3 cars (2 locos, 1 car; 1 loco, 2 cars). I'm not sure how long the train must be to require this buffer car.
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