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chrism

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Is Blommer and Chicago Tribune still rail serviced?
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:42:25 PM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/101685900@N02/36125255726/in/album-72157648504972347/

This is a tanker by blommer from July. I thought this was finished.
 

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Re: Is Blommer and Chicago Tribune still rail serviced?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 04:16:19 PM »
Blommer seems to get a new tank every month or two.
I still see switching at the Trib, usually around 9-10AM.
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Re: Is Blommer and Chicago Tribune still rail serviced?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 01:36:04 PM »
Blommer also gets several covered hoppers on its upper level spur as well.

I can see UP eventually turning this business over to Chicago Terminal to operate.
 

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Re: Is Blommer and Chicago Tribune still rail serviced?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »
Blommer used to get hoppers on the lower spur as well. Haven't seen that for several years. Also the tank car presently there  which is numbered 66443, I think?, has been there for months. Same car was there last year for many months as well. Maybe it's in captive service?  It gets shuffled around. Sometimes its under the bridge, sometimes next to the building. Wonder if UP moves it or if Blommer has a vehicle like Morton Salt did.
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Re: Is Blommer and Chicago Tribune still rail serviced?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 10:35:31 PM »
After a 6 month break looks like they're back in action:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/95007796@N06/39144451191/in/feed

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