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MassArt Images 01-16-2015 02:51 PM

Unusual buffer car on an oil train
 
I just witnessed an oil train on Norfolk Southern's Conemaugh line go through with a loaded coal car being used as a buffer car between the engines and the tank cars. I always thought the buffer was part of the unit tank train and stayed with the train from its origin to its final destination. Now I have to change my thinking.

Does anyone else have any comments about this?

bigbassloyd 01-16-2015 03:17 PM

It depends on the originating railroad, and circumstances outside of control. The fleet buffer car may have suffered a defect which required removing it, or several thousand other reasons. Anything is possible when railroads are involved.

Loyd L.

Photoshooter09 01-16-2015 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 183206)
It depends on the originating railroad, and circumstances outside of control. The fleet buffer car may have suffered a defect which required removing it, or several thousand other reasons. Anything is possible when railroads are involved.

Loyd L.

Pretty much nailed it. Especially the last sentence!


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