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Thread: DARv3 Gypsum Train

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    Default DARv3 Gypsum Train

    I just found out a couple of weeks ago that in the winter months the DAR runs 21 car gypsum trains three times a day because if the gypsum spends too much time in the cars it freezes tograther and is a pain to get out at the unloader. In the warmer weather, they run two 32 car trains a dat with three pieces of power... that's what this activity represents.

    The beginning of the day for the gypsum crew. Starts off with a zig-zag from behind the Windsor station to get on to the Truro Sub.



    Heading north to the Miller Creek mind, passing M22 that just arrived.



    After lifting their loads at Miller Creek, Extra 8132 South passes the Wentworth Mine.



    Entering the Halifax Sub at Windsor.



    At Hantsport the crew breaks their train to clear the crossing, then waits for Train 1 to pass.



    Taking the empties north, the van passes Fundy Gypsum's GE 45 Tonner.



    With the empties delivered to the Wentworth Mine, the crew heads back to the Windsor Yard for a couple of hours until the train is leaded and ready to take to Hantsport.



    Paul :-)

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    Getting closer and closer.

    Chandler

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    Nice series of shots Paul. When I lived in Maryland I lived by the Maryland Midland, (former Western Maryland Ry main), and every day they would have a stone train that ended at a stoneyard down in the valley near my house.
    Paul

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    This was the big money maker for the DAR until Obama effectively closed both mines with his Buy American policy. By that time it was owned by it's principal customer US Gypsum.

    Paul :-(

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