Re: BX 100 - odd car found at Bellingham, WA


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Frank Valoczy wrote (replying to my suggestion of an idler car):
What are those for?
That way a locomotive need not get onto the ferry to load or unload cars--some places the locos are even banned from the apron on the dock. Several idlers may then be required to "fish out" cars on the ferry. Same goes, of course, for loading.

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