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... and it looks like it would be a natural fit to the CargoSprinter concept ...

... since the CargoSprinter builds longer trains by coupling independent push-me/pull-me consists.

Indeed, a siding long enough to open up all of the Eco-Pickers in a single CargoSprinter consist, and a single yard hauler, and you have a mini railhead where roadbound trailers can wait for its road hauler and railbound trailers can be waiting to be loaded.

A single crew that takes the CargoSprinter consist over when it is decoupled from the train and someone at the siding to do the paperwork with the drivers would seem like making up the workforce for a one to five trailer mini-railhead, with a yard hauler and a forklift (for containers) making up the equipment.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Oct 2nd, 2012 at 01:19:38 PM EST

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