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Charging through the connecting track between the Halton and York Subs, 2338, mid train SD70 8886 and 2330 trailing take another "Landbridge" east, and then likely north west.
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Caption: Charging through the connecting track between the Halton and York Subs, 2338, mid train SD70 8886 and 2330 trailing take another "Landbridge" east, and then likely north west.

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David Brook [397] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/13/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2330 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Snider (search)
City/Town: Vaughn (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Landbridge was the term I’d always heard; the train bridges the land to join the seas. I’ll be watching Webster’s closely!! :)

  2. @Alex. Ahh, ok I was not sure. Apologies.

  3. I’m aware of the term ‘land barge’ and its meaning.
    I was referring to the caption above in which David wrote ‘Landbridge’ and was suggesting/asking if he meant to say ‘land barge’.

  4. @Alex. Container trains have commonly been called land barges.
    Trains like this that run from coast to coast actually carry container traffic that was say,loaded in China then sailed across the Pacific where the containers are loaded on to waiting trains. These trains move the containers to an Atlantic Ocean port like Halifax, New York or Baltimore where the containers are loaded on to another ship for the journey to Europe.
    With some ships too big for the Panama Canal (a new one is now operating) ships would ha ve to sail down to the bottom of South America and through the dangerous waters of the Drake Passage to get to Europe.
    By putting containers on a train and moving them across North America the shipping companies save time by using railroads as a “land bridge” to move the goods.
    FYI CN is the only railroad in North America whose steel rails touch the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf ports states like Louisiana . All the other railroads have to exchange traffic to a competitor to complete the movement.

  5. Land Barge ?

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