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    Default Intermodal Train Length

    Okay, searched and searched and searched the forum and the web figuring somewhere I'd find info, but I can't find it.

    Does anyone know what the typical HP/Ton ratio is for Intermodals, and more specifically, what was/is the general length of a "Hot Intermodal" like the ones that ATSF put its GP60Ms on?

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    Default RE: Intermodal Train Length

    Hot intermodal trains generally can be any length up to 8000' or so. They tend to vary a lot, one day will see a train of 4000', and the next day it will be 7000'. HPT is generally 2-3HPT, but have been as high as 5-7 (on generally short trains). Here are some example trains:

    ZKCPD 18 Engines UP 004681 | UP 009083 | UP 004647 Scheduled Scheduled departure | HINKLE, OR | OX591 | 03/21/04 05:24P | 024 loads | 000 empty | 03076 tons | 04646 feet

    ZSECS 20 Engines UP 004747 | UP 004619 | UP 004624 Scheduled Scheduled departure | KENTON, OR | OX775 | 03/21/04 05:57P | 060 loads | 000 empty | 05181 tons | 06695 feet

    ZSEME 21 Engines UP 004610 | UP 004952 | UP 009315 Scheduled Scheduled departure | ALBINA, OR | OP500 | 03/21/04 13:30P | 083 loads | 000 empty | 05672 tons | 08379 feet

    ZSEME 20 Engines UP 009115 | UP 004313 Scheduled Scheduled departure | ALBINA, OR | OP500 | 03/21/04 14:16P | 046 loads | 000 empty | 03074 tons | 03465 feet

    Z SSECHC2 27C E 1715F 2030 1645C N N Y 5454 68 loads 0 empties 68 total 4643 tons 6399 feet TA BNSF5454 Es FURX7266 Es BNSF7018 Ws BNSF9256 Ws ETD: BNQ 12721

    Z SPOSSE1 27A W ORIG 2130 1845F Y Y 4149 27 loads 0 empties 27 total 1835 tons 2546 feet BNSF4149 WP BNSF5381 EP

    Z PTLCHC8 27Z E 0407 0322E N N 974 25 loads 0 empties 25 total 1043 tons 1625 feet BNSF 974 Eps BNSF4784 Eps ATSF 846 Wps

    Z SSECHC1 27A E 0754 0624E N N 4154 41 loads 0 empties 41 total 2053 tons 3064 feet BNSF4154 Wps BNSF 721 Eps CN 2651 Wps CN 2565 Eps ETD: XX XXX

    Z CHCSSE1 26A W 1018 0933E N N 854 56 loads 0 empties 56 total 3714 tons 5144 feet BNSF 854 Ws BNSF6791 Ws BN 8068 Es BNSF4914 Es ETD: BNQ 16521

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    Default RE: Intermodal Train Length

    Thanks Ted. So my ABBA GP60M/GP60B set of 50 cars is okay (Yields 3.05HPT). Thanks a bunch!

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