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Old 03-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by raleets View Post
"Only" 10 minutes? That's almost a "quickie" here in Flint, MI, where a typical freight running through town has 190 to 230 cars. How do I know that? My wife is a car-counter par excellance.
I jokingly tell people I keep a spare ham sandwich in the glovebox for those times I get stuck by a slow moving freight.
I was fortunate that this was a faster moving train. I don't know how many cars it had, but it was a lot, they were zipping by every few seconds. I'd say it had to be at least 140-150, and I came up after it was already in the crossing, I didn't see the locomotive(s).
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #22
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I live within a few miles of a somewhat major yard, so we get everything imaginable rolling thru. Plus Amtrak. About the only thing I can't remember seeing is raw timber.
Because we're so close to the yard, the chances of getting stuck at a crossing are extremely high. And sometimes, the trains seem to creep into the yard. I don't know which is worse: Being stuck for 5-15 minutes for a dozen cars or less, or a train that blocks every crossing from 1st to 25th Avenue!
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