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« on: Dec 16th, 2012, 4:53pm »
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Back in the 70's there was a piggyback ramp on the D&H in Laflin Pa. Would anyone know how the TOFC cars were picked up and dropped off?  
 
Also where else were ramps located?


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« Reply #1 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 12:58pm »
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From what I remember,there was a walkway that ran the length of maybe 2-3 89 foot flats so the truck driver could get in /out of the trucks to hook up airlines,fifth wheels,ETC.The first flatcar was backed up to a ramp.The truck would back onto the flatcar,hook up,and drive away.That was repeated until all the cars were emptied,they used the end ramps on the flats to get to the next car.Musta been a bear loading them,you would have had to back up all the way to the end..

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 10:29am »
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Thanks - Circus loading...nothing easy about that for sure.
 
Wondering what D&H crew did the switching. Possibly the P locals?


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