Freight trains on the FCPyF generally run overnight in order to keep the line clear for passenger workings by day. Every once in a while an extra is called though.

Freight extra GC6 ran early this morning from Grande to Cuarto de Pulgada, hauled by loco #6 with #10 as a banker as far as Cumbre. The train took the loop at Cuarto and waited until railcar #305 departed for San Fernandez (via Grande) before shunting.

The consist was two loaded gondolas, to be set out Cuarto, and two “less than carload” (LCL) boxcars which were marshalled next to the caboose to enable the conductor to supervise loading and unloading at stations.

The return run, extra CG6, conveyed one boxcar of LCL traffic (again marshalled next to the caboose) plus two empty boxcars and an empty gondola.


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