At the house track at Leyden, a unit pipe train heads west on the main track. The train is headed for Empire, CO on the Craig Branch. This is at least the 10th such train to head to empire in the last three years! The train came across UP's Limon Subdivision with BNSF power the day before.
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Posted By Webmaster On Friday, May 30, 2008 At 12:45:19 PM (PT)
Mr. B, your assumption is exactly correct. Spacer car is for protection against a shifted load for whatever reason.
Posted By Mr. B On Thursday, May 29, 2008 At 7:17:16 PM (PT)
I assume from this, and the previous postings of pipe trains, that they use a "spacer" car for safety to keep the pipe from moving towards the engines in case of a crash or emergency application of the brakes.