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Recently I have noticed a few trains on the UP coming through Rochelle, IL have a wedge-shaped "container" on the leading car of a double stack well car. This almost resembles a wedge snowplow of days gone by except it is a container. They are lettered for the UP I assume they are placed on the top of the stack to help reduce wind resistance and cut fuel usage.

Could be easy to model by kit bashing a container or simply build a box from styrene, paint and letter accordingly.
 

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Pete;

Train Li offered containers that were printed on corrugated plastic and meant to be folded into their finished form. Those would probably be perfect to "bash" into the windbreaker container.

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David Meashey
 

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The wedge thing you're seeing is Union Pacific's ArrowEdge. Intended to improve the airflow around the top container on intermodal doublestack consists so there is a saving in fuel for the locomotives with decreased drag. Considering the speeds these trains get up to, its a good idea all around.





 

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Was a year ago that a commercial popped up as I was watching a YouTube video. Usually I click to skip the commercials after 5 seconds, but this one I watched. It was about the ArroWedge. Video was about BYU students working on it. Hears a link for the video

 
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