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West at Black Point

03/09/2017

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Comment by steven richard bell on March 18, 2017 at 6:34pm

Anyone aware that the present U.S. administration may well kill Amtrak and the high speed rail line in 

California.  If we want to save rail passenger service, kindly write your congressional representative and your 2  U.S.Senators.  This message does relate tangentially WPRR and SMART

Comment by steven richard bell on March 11, 2017 at 10:21pm

The hoppers are grey in color; ergo they should be cement hoppers. Grain hoppers should be yellow, green or blue. NOT SO?   Besides these hoppers are neither cement nor grain. They are built mainly of steel.  Being from Iowa and Califonia, I  know steel when I see it, but I do not steal it 

Where have all the lumber or wood products gone? Have not seen center-sill lumber car in photo or video is quite a spell. 

Comment by Chad Glover on March 11, 2017 at 10:18am
After all the drama SMART caused with the tank car storage I doubt they would bring in fuel by rail even though it would be much more cost effective.
Comment by Scott Kremer on March 11, 2017 at 12:57am

Tanks are for storage in Schellville, these are grain hoppers, not cement :)

Comment by SMART Fan on March 10, 2017 at 11:59pm

I would assume for storage, but given this is by blackpoint, it's hard to say for sure unless SMART is having their fuel delivered by rail.

Comment by steven richard bell on March 10, 2017 at 8:53pm

;There are 6 cement hoppers and 2 tank cars. Are the tank cars revenue or for storage. If revenue, what is the shipper/receiver name and location.  New customer on NWP?  Good photos. Looks as though there is an old  C&NW  cement car in consist.  

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