In January 2005 Cochrane Yard played host to a wide variety of special flat car moves for a new diamond mine slated to open in Attawapiskat for the DeBeer's Corporation. One of those moves is seen here being inspected by Cochrane Shops' Darren & Ed. The unit on the 100300 series flat car is one of 5 Caterpillar 773B Rock Trucks belonging to the North American Construction Group. Due to the overall width of the behemoths certain customizing to the flat car deck had to be done in order to create more stability to the top heavy loads (See a photo of the deck extensions  HERE )

 

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