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Updated:   13 Sep 2020; 20:00 ET
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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KRL 3600
Schnabel Railroad Car
Continuation Page 1

RAILROADING



SCHNABEL RAILROAD CARS

(also misspelled "Schnable"* -
by me!)

and other GIANT FREIGHT CARS

(with digressions to highway uses)

[continued]

NOTE:  Page size was limited by HTML to some 30kB; thus, I was forced to add this page
as a continuation page to my various RR and Model RR pages,
and, in turn, now has a Continuation Page.

NOTE:  I regret that some of my internal links refuse to work; if they don't, please click "Back" and scroll.


INDEX

On the main Schnabel page:

    Scroll away, plus these specifics -
  Schnabel Diagram.
  Schnabel Car Loading Technique.
  Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars (moved to Continuation Page 2 on 04 Dec 99).
  Schnabel References (moved to Continuation Page 1 on 14 Sep 02).
  Road/Highway Schnabels - moved to Road Loads page 16 Mar 00.

On the Schnabel Railroad Car Terminology and Geometry Page:   new (09 Nov 2019)

  Background on Need for Schnabel Terminology.
  Schnabel Railroad Car Terminology.
  Schnabel Railroad Car Geometry.

On Schnabel Continuation Page 0:

  72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
  More about 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
      (moved from Schnabel Continuation Page 2 on 09 Jan 2002)
  Mammoet/ETARCO Mammoth Rail Loads.

On Schnabel Continuation Page 1:

  Krupp Schnabel Brochure
  CEBX-800 Drawing (NOT!)
  LIRR Loads
  Schnabel References (moved from main page 14 Sep 02).

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 2:

  Scroll away, plus these specifics -
  More about 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
    (moved to Schnabel Continuation Page 0 on 09 Jan 2002)
  Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars (moved from Main Page, 04 Dec 99).
  Schnabel Miscellany.

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 3:

  More Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars.
  Dave Allen's Concept Models Schnabel Kits. (moved to page 4 on 17 Jan 05)

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 4:

  Schnabel Models - continued.
  Dave Allen's Concept Models Schnabel Kits. (moved here 17 Jan 05)
  GEX 80003 - World's Largest Drop-Center Flat Car.
  Nisco Steel move in China. (moved here from Cont. Page 3 on 08 Dec 05)

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 5 (06 Feb 2012):

  Schnabel Car Geometry.
  Even More Schnabel Car Models.
  Schnabel Car Model Geometry. (15 Mar 2014)
  Even More Schnabel Car Models.
  Mark Runyan's 800-801 Models (24 Aug 2012).

On the Schnabel RR Car WECX 801 Page (07 Jul 2012):

  A Second 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
  WECX 800 vs. WECX 801 - Comparative Data.
  WECX 801 FLIP!. (01 Jul 2014)
  WECX 801 Updates   MovedTo WECX 801 Cont. page 1 (31 Jul 2015)

On the Schnabel RR Car WECX 801 Continuation Page 1:

    WECX 801 Updates   MovedFrom WECX 801 page (31 Jul 2015)
    Further WECX 801 Updates (11 Dec 2014) and rev (31 Jul 2015/20 Nov 2016/07 Feb 2017)

On this Schnabel RR Car KRL 3600 Page:

    KRL 3600 (former CEBX/WECX 800)   new (14 Jul 2019)

On the Schnabel RR Car KRL 3601 Page:

    KRL 3601 (former WECX 801)   new (14 Jul 2019)
    Westinghouse Demise   new (15 Jul 2019)

On the Road Loads page:

    Road/Highway Schnabels - material moved from main RR Schnabel Car page,
    MOVING LOCO #833
    MOVING COKE DRUMS in ALBERTA

On Road Loads Page 2:

    MOVING THE GLENWOOD TANKS
    Road Load Models
    Mammoet/ETARCO Mammoth Road Loads, plus
    just scroll away.

On the Road Loads Page 3:

    Danly Press
    Miller Transfer

Something has to lift these giant loads; see Big Cranes.


Jump to SB,III's RAILROAD Page for a goodly set of RR links

  and to SB,III's MODEL RAILROAD Page for a goodly set of model RR links (yea, verily, forsooth!).


SCHNABEL and other
giant RAILROAD CARS

(and highway variants)

[continued]


Schnabel Car WECX 800/801 Background - WECX 801 is a near-twin to WECX 800, the former CEBX 800, previously by far the world's largest railroad car, built for Combustion Engineering in Sep 1980 by Krupp.  After passing throughj ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) hands, CEBX 800 was purchased by Westinghouse to support their installation of new AP1000 1,100MWe two-loop pressurized water reactors (PWR) at the Southern Company’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle - two units) in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia, and at South Carolina Electric & Gas Company's Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (two units) near Jenkinsville, Fairfield County, South Carolina.  CEBX 800 was thereupon renumbered as WECX 800.  Apparently, the amount of material to be shipped to the two plants was so great that Westinghouse commissioned Kasgro Rail in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a major operator and builder of heavy-load railcars, to build another such car, very slightly heavier, completed in 2012 and designated as WECX 801.

WECX 800 (the RED car) was put into service for Plant Vogtle in Georgia and WECX 801 (the BLUE car) for the Summer Plant in South Carolina, shuttling between the ports of Savannah and Plant Vogtle and Charleston and Summer Station.  WECX 800 experience a minor glitch when it's 370-ton load shifted (no fault of the car) but WECX 801, already in serious trouble for bad welds and apparently being returned light to Kasgro, lost both load arms just outside Charleston in the wee hours of 22 Jun 2014.  The undercarriage (trucks, all span bolsters, including the control shacks, and the towbar@) seem to have survived unscathed and continued on their way without the arms.  The undercarriages, still towbar-connected, arrived back at Kasgro on 19 Nov 2014, leaving the load arms.behind and us with a big puzzle.

  [@ - actually, the towbar took quite a beating - see WECX 801 Schnabel Railroad Car Continuation Page 1.]

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective mid-2012, Westinghouse* had renumbered Krupp-built CEBX 800
to WECX 800 and twinned it with Kasgro-built WECX 801 which latter
then took the title of the largest RR car in the world.  Effective late 2018,
Kasgro acquired WECX 800, renumbered it KRL 3600 , and
also acquired WECX 801, repaired (rebuilt?) it, repainted it in
Kasgro Red 'n' Ready RED, and, as of early Jul 2019,
has renumbered it KRL 3601.
[Most references to CEBX/WECX 800 and WECX 801 herein have NOT been changed.]
{* - A brief synopsis of the demise of Westinghouse Electric/Nuclear is on the KRL 3601 page.}
{Note revised 19 Dec/15 Jul 2019}

- - - * - - -

KRL 3600 (14 Jul 2019)

KRL 3600 is no more!  After delivering the decommissioned San Onofre (California) Unit #1 Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel to the North Las Vagas (Nevada) area for forwarding to Clive, Utah, by road for disposal, she was sent to a local scrap yard and disassembled!   new (27 Jun 2020)

I am posting a new page just about the San Onofre trip, all its details, and its sad epilogue; stay tuned.

- - - * - - -

As of late 2018, we know that the former WECX 800 (the former CEBX 800) was acquired by Kasgro.  Repainted, but still in Kasgro's Red n' Ready scheme, and retaining white trucks, the car has been redesignated as KRL 3600, as evidenced by a freshly repainted truck side frame so stenciled.

This means that the two cars, CEBX-cum-WECX 800-cum-KRL 3600 and WECX 801-cum-KRL 3601, can now only be distinguished from afar by the cabs/stairs/railings and the white vs. black trucks (so far).

Thanks to some unknown photographer, we can now see the relettering and changes in WECX 800's designation for ourselves; he or she caught the "A" side of the #2 end load arm and a truck:

KRL3600 KRL3600T
(Unprovenanced Dec 2018 photos from Internet - all rights reserved)

The relettering of the load arm and the truck clearly show the new road number as KRL 3600.

- - - * - - -

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective mid-2012, Westinghouse* had renumbered Krupp-built CEBX 800
to WECX 800 and twinned it with Kasgro-built WECX 801 which latter
then took the title of the largest RR car in the world.  Effective late 2018,
Kasgro acquired WECX 800, renumbered it KRL 3600 , and
also acquired WECX 801, repaired (rebuilt?) it, repainted it in
Kasgro Red 'n' Ready RED, and, as of early Jul 2019,
has renumbered it KRL 3601.
[Most references to CEBX/WECX 800 and WECX 801 herein have NOT been changed.]
{* - A brief synopsis of the demise of Westinghouse Electric/Nuclear is on the KRL 3601 page.}
{Note revised 19 Dec/15 Jul 2019}

In {whenever} of 2019, KRL 3600 was repositioned light from {wherever} to San Diego in preparation to move the decommissioned Unit #1 reactor vessel from Southern California Edison's (SCE's) deactivated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to jut beyind Apex, Nevada, from whence it will travel by highway to Energy Solutions permamnent disposal site in Clive, Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City.   new (25 May 2020)

In the evening of 24 May 2020, KRL 3600, carrying a 770-ton load of vessel, cask, and tension members-cum-skid set out from San Onofre for Apex.  I find the move so interestng for many reasons that I have started a new page just about that move - KRL 3600 San Onofre Move, q. v.   new (25 May 2020)

Further, I have so many unanswered questions about both KRL 3600 and sister car KRL 3601 that I have started a new page just about those matters - KRL 3600 and KRL 3601 Specifications and Speculations, q. v.   new (25 May 2020)

Not quite - I got side-tracked (sorry) and will have to rethink this whole sequence; please bear with me.   new (13 Sep 2020)

[more to follow]



Should you have a hankering for an elegant model of CEBX/WECX 800/KRL 3600 or WECX 801/KRL 3601, see Mark Runyan's simpy-stunning N-scale (1:160) Schnabel car in resin and etched brass [featured information moved to Even More Schnabel Car Models on page 5 on 24 Aug 2012]; here are teasers:.

CEBX800inN
(CAD image courtesy of M. Runyan from T. Daspit - all rights reserved)

WECX801inN
(CAD image courtesy of M. Runyan - all rights reserved)

[Detailing on 801 has yet to be applied.]
More details to follow.


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