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Work Extra 403S

kdbuell's picture

I was listening to the scanner this afternoon after the granddaughter had left and I heard the RTC talking to the "403 South at Biwabik." They were discussing the plan for their work at Wales which would involve "wyeing the whole train." This sounded a little curious to me so I popped out to Allen Jct to see was passing. Got there just as the WX 403S stormed by at something well over the normal pellet train speed.

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This was trailing.

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Showing the half dozen rails that I assume are to be dropped off on the Iron Range side.

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At least I assume they are dropping off. Maybe they are going to pick up rail. I don't know enough about the machinery involved to tell by looking at it. It didn't sound like they were going up to Northshore Jct. but that is a possibility also.