what is A DODX

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Tommybza, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    The other day I was out and had my camera lucky me ,Then there was a caboose never saw a DODX road name . any one with info on this jem .
    normal speed is about 20 mph threw this zone . this was creaping i was able to double back to get this shot .

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  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Never heard of DODX either, but considering the windows not being covered up, I'd say it's one of those fancy cabooses that sales people ride in when escorting some kinda large shipment on rails. Cabooses nowadays are either that or old, neglected ones that are used for switching and are boarded up.
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Department of defense? Maybe used at a military base somewhere.

  4. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    Dept of defense, Ok fancy antenna's and machinegun pot, sounds like it . good,
  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    If you wanna know, they used to (I'm not sure if they still do) provide security for military movements with those cars. Including the nuclear moves.
    Military Rails Online
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Actually not all cabooses are boarded up..Some are still in service as fully operation cabooses.

    This video was taken by a friend that lives in Marion.

    YouTube - CSX local at Marion Diamonds

    Another fully operational caboose
    YouTube - CSX light engine movement
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Ah OK, thanks for showing me that. I should have known cabooses were still in service somewhere!wall1 Most of my source for this is from many articles talking about the disapearing caboose (one of them Model Railroader Magazine!)
  8. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Deffinitley Department of Defense. I saw 7 flatcars with 4 Bradley APCs each about a week ago. They had the same DODX lettering.
  9. PRR 6750

    PRR 6750 New Member

    Great Photo.
  10. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    I was really happy the way it came out .only a bit of fudging on the contrast , it was really sunny that day . I did not want to enter onto rr property and those side ports kinda put me at a distance too.
    no one was waving as it went by .let it go .
  11. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    DODX, for sure Dept. of Defense...DODX flats hauling any kind of military material & vehicles up to M1A1s, with one of those cabs as rider/guard/? accompanying the move. Have you noticed any all-black Suburbans with real DARK windows around since taking this shot ??? Just pullin' yer leg...HONEST ! Bob C
  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I have. Think it involved giant robots from "Cybertron" and "The Cube" or something like that.sign1
  13. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    Oh those ,suburbans with the men that follow me and talk into their wrist all the time , no havent seen them . really .
  14. Dirtyd79

    Dirtyd79 New Member

    Like others have already said That's a Department of Defense caboose and usually accompanys military and high priority shipments. Sometimes they'll also have cabooses lettered for the railroad's police department and use railroad police as security for military shipments too. Many times though these cars won't be spotted on the end but rather in the middle of the train to allow the police quicker access to all the cars.
  15. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    That is exactly what I have been told around here . The train was not that long really about 17 cars so if they had a few guys in the engine and a few in the rear .Bingo ..also there were two engines pulling it .
    Tommy .

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