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Mobile-Coatzacoalcos Rail Ferry

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MV Bali Sea

Photo taken by JoManel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

The CG Railway ferries connect CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railway, and Alabama Gulf Coast Railway at Mobile, Alabama, with Ferrocarril del Sureste (Ferrosur) at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Fleet consists of two double decked rail-ferries capable of carrying 115 railcars each.

These ships are:

M/V Bali Sea (Built 1982)

M/V Banda Sea (Built 1982)

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across Gulf of Mexico on CG Railway/Ferrosur
Location
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2000, US port moved to New Orleans in 2004, port returned to Mobile in 2006 post-Katrina
Builder
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan (M/V Bali Sea & M/V Banda Sea)
Railroads
- CG Railway (CGR)
- Ferrocarril del Sureste (Ferrosur) (FSRR)
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
M/V Banda Sea
M/V Bali Sea
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.72326, -88.04376   (decimal degrees)
30°43'24" N, 88°02'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400066/3399398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mobile
Inventory number
BH 61447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Mobile-Coatzacoalcos Rail Ferry
Posted June 23, 2014, by Ja Fehr (jafehr [at] acm [dot] org)

Mobile coordinates are actually

30.723276

-88.044052