As to when CP pickup the cars and hand them off to CN is a different story with no dates. Same goes for CN picking up the cars as well delivering to BBD plant. Supposed to be 2 week trip each way.Which ones are out for rewelding now? I had assumed they were going to go out more-or-less sequentially, but I still see 4402 out on the road.
BBD has averaged 7 days per delivery thus far this year. For them to meet target they need to average about 7 deliveries per month. So they are about 5 behind already.
Rest of the year they need to deliver a car every 4 days (including weekends and holidays). There are not even on pace with TB deliveries last year, which averaged 5/month.
^In the last couple of months, Bombardier has in fact obtained more flat cars, mostly because more delivered cars are going more places.... the rewelding program, Kingston coming on line as a TTC car builder, and the shipment of one car to the US have all resulted in need for more transporters. But the real story just now is just how congested CP is, due to winter conditions.
CP pretty much stopped returning transporter cars to Thunder Bay after unloading in Toronto. Its yards and mainline operations are in free fall. It may in fact be more expedient to set up and supply new transporters in Thunder Bay than to attempt to return the old ones directly from Hillcrest. The transporter that took the flood-damaged car to NY just turned up at Thunder Bay, possibly getting there via Chicago.
Same with deliveries. TTC 4527 is still out there someplace, having come down from Thunder Bay around Valentines' Day. 4403 left Hillcrest around the 20th, and only reached Montreal yesterday.
Things have improved a little in the past few days, but it's a cold snowy jungle out there. Let's hope for an early spring so operations get moving again.
It doesn't take long to get extra flat for BBD, but is CP shipping them when they free up?? Then, how much space is available in TB Yard for storage for them??By "delivery", could mean they don't have enough flatcars for the Flexity Outlooks available up to today? Could the "delivery" pickup if they had more flatcars?
Hmm. Gonna go out on a llimb here.