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There are about 35 to 40 hoppers at burdell-could not get the exact count because I was driving on highway.


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Comment by C. P. Huntington on July 30, 2019 at 12:05pm

there were three Lagunitas malt cars at the north end of Burdell, but have since been moved to Lagunitas. The storage cars are a similar style as grain hoppers but are indeed different, even if they look the same. other than the 3 Lagunitas cars, both cuts at Burdell are storage coke hoppers. Burdell is currently split in 2 due to a portion of out-of-service track in the middle. Unless you are talking about somewhere completely different, the cars from Windsor naturally went into the south end because they came from the north. The cars on the north end were the ones I had mentioned were new and came from Lombard, so naturally they were put on the north end because they came from the south. As for debris, trash, or rock, there would be millions of dollars worth of infrastructure required to start service from Burdell. The rubble in Windsor is being recycled for baserock.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on July 29, 2019 at 9:30pm

You mean the ones on the south end.  See my other post tonite.  The ones on the spur north of the land fill look like grain cars.

BTW as to the land fill at Burdell, why isn't the materials coming into the station then being hauled out by rail to somewhere in Nevada?  There is so much ruble being stored in both Windsor and south of Healdsburg by Ghidotti (sp?) and the refuge area at Mecham Road is filling up fast.

Who in the County is in charge of the management of these canyons?  Recology cant be. 

Comment by C. P. Huntington on July 29, 2019 at 1:45pm

Remember, the hoppers stored at Burdell are not grain hoppers.

WillowBROOK is shipping cars again now after a long hiatus.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on July 28, 2019 at 12:51pm

Several at Willowside too as of last week.

With the Mid West grain harvest coming up I'm surprised the more recent storage is not being pulled back.

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