Late night boxes

The night shifts at work produce a lot of inter-modal freight traffic, many stop for a crew change which affords me the chance to get the camera out.  Whilst out on the platform having tried to get a shot of 66 414 (which failed for a variety of reasons) I suddenly saw out of the corner of my eye container AVSU 001840-3 approaching that I had never seen before.  Holding the camera with all the settings wrong I fired off some shots in the hope of catching it.  Suffice to say yes I got a shot but it wasn’t the best.

The next night at work I was trawling through the computer when I spied an AVSU container marked as coming southbound on 4O80 21:11 Trafford Park – Grain.  Out came the camera again, saw the relief driver on the platform and told him I wasn’t interested in his boring green shed and shot up off the platform to get my pictures of a container.  Sad life eh?

Container AVSU 001741-2 at Rugby in the consist of 4O80 21:11 Trafford Park to Grain on the 25th January 2012

Container AVSU 001741-2 at Rugby in the consist of 4O80 21:11 Trafford Park to Grain on the 25th January 2012

This container has an ISO code of 48T9 which according to the data held via http://shipping-container-info.com/ means this container is 40 foot long, 8 feet wide and a height of only 4 foot 8 inches and is a tank container for gasses.

Something different than your usual boxes.  I have also uploaded container images into the following galleries:

AOCU, CRXU, GLDU, GVTU, OTSU, RMCU, RMTU, TASU, TIFU, UNIU, and UTCU.

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~ by gingespotting on January 26, 2012.

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