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Return of the Hack

Who would have ever guessed that a caboose would return to "regular" road service in the twin ports? The CP is now using one on trains 483/482 which operate out of Humboldt. The reason? So that the crew has a shoving platform out of Humboldt. Why? Because they can't get through the yard at Northtown, and usually one track at Shoreham has a train on it, so they now shove out of Humboldt, across the river and over to BN University. I don't know how long this will last or what kind of shape the caboose is in, but it *might* make for a nice photo. ~Mike Burlaga