Zipties to lock chassis pins.

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by JJKid, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. ChicagoJohn

    ChicagoJohn Road Train Member

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    I got out of business in'98. (I was an O/O) Ended up getting back in '99 with Cassens hauling cars, but I got quasi laided off and I went to R&L doing P&D for couple of years till I got out again in 2003.
     
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  3. Trubb43

    Trubb43 Light Load Member

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    Really the rails are in the same place just different names with the exception of new names and entry/exit points
     
  4. ChicagoJohn

    ChicagoJohn Road Train Member

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    Mostly....ya. SP Damen is no longer, as is IL Central. Other then those, it's pretty much all the same rail yards as it was 30/40 years ago. There have been considerable mergers since then and some of the yards have been reconfigured, but it's still business as usual. (47th is now mainly a trailer/domestic container yard. A few years ago ir was mainly an ocean container yard.)

    I added a picture of where SP Damen was.

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  5. Trubb43

    Trubb43 Light Load Member

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    I think the old sign there but somebody just built a massive DC right there no name on it yet so maybe it's a mix of rental like on the other side of Ashland bunch of grocers
     
  6. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Hey ChicagoJohn.....

    The NS Landers Yard Was N&W-Nickleplate- Do you remember the B&O on 79th and Rockwell?? 2 blocks east of western.

    BN Ogden and House9- Santa Fe Kedzie?

    I Thinmk the Illinois central ICG- Was puirchased By the CN ( Grand Trunk)

    How about CNW (wood st)? or CNW (proviso)?
    Those are all UP yards now I believe

    I loved going into APL on Paulina at 4am to get an empty to Live Load somewhere.......I kinda miss doing our Rails..But then again ,No I don't.
     
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  7. ChicagoJohn

    ChicagoJohn Road Train Member

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    Omg, some of these I do. The B&O sucked, because the bridge just east western wasn't dug out.
    Sf Kedzie, I still call just Kedzie. Everyone calls it Corwith, but I'll always be just Kedzie.

    Oddly enough, UP is still called Proviso by a lot of drivers.

    Someone else told me IL Central was bought my CN and incorporated into CN, but not sure if it was CN Harvey or not.
    I never had to deal with APL.
    Later, I was working at R&L doing ltl and I was delivering bolts to the work site that would become UP global 3.
     
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  8. 9express

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    yeah you need them we started using them when some container fell on the road by one of our drivers i guess for instance like in a pothole or a big BUMP in the road and woha!!! its all in the air
     
  9. Coolbreezin

    Coolbreezin Light Load Member

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    I didnt read every entry above, so this may have been mentioned. If you flip the ziptie over so the little teeth are on the outside of the curved tie, the teeth wont grab the plastic holding thingy. Slide it through the hole on the tie and pull tight. They do loosen a bit but I have never lost a tie in over two years. I do this to avoid waste and its so much faster to get them off. Just pull and they release.
     
  10. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

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    I get free zip ties from the company I'm leased to....not really worried about conserving them....
     
  11. Coolbreezin

    Coolbreezin Light Load Member

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    As do I. However, my approach is the fact I dont need to cut them off or throw them away. I just dont want to create waste. Thats all.
     
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