locked Re: Vertagreen tank cars

George Eichelberger


As the Southern-ACL interchange was in Tifton, GA. The MTs would have to get there via B’ham (on the NA) or through Chattanooga then through Rome and Atlanta to Tifton the GS&F. Did you ever see empties through Rome?


On Dec 15, 2019, at 2:03 AM, C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote:

I wonder how the returning empties were handled?

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:18:46 AM EST, Marv Clemons <mclemonsjr@...> wrote:

Thanks, gents, for the plethora of information on the Vertagreen movements.  From your responses I've learned the shipments originated in Rockland, Florida and were routed Waycross-Jesup-Birmingham-Sheffield-Vertagreen, AL.

For forensic purposes, I've attached a copy of the morning consist copied at BT on June 26 1965 showing the tank cars coming in on the rear of #7.  I'm sure you'll recognize the other Southern consists, along with #33, SAL's Silver Comet.

I switched these cars on the rear of #7 & 8 while working the towers at Birmingham and Atlanta terminals. It was really strange seeing them tacked on to the rear of the heavyweight Pullman out of Atlanta. But this was the Brosnan era when passenger trains had become primarily mail, express, and in this case, expedited freight carriers.


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