Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ozzy, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    With the railroads being so big, the 40 yr interchange rule is basically moot. We run 45 yr old PS-2 covered hoppers here in Nevada to the sand pits and to California all the time. Captive service but still using old cars, till they get b/o and repair is determined on cost. Capacity has been a big reason older cars are retired. Lower capacity for car weight and size.

  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Good point Greg. I had forgotten that captive service does not necessarily mean mow. As long as they don't interchange the cars I guess they can run as long as the car can pass safety inspections.

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