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by alcochaser
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

RDJ wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Where can the squirrel ATCS be accessed?
I tried to find it with no luck.
Looks interesting.

RD
Download ATCSMON and then go here for files

http://inrd.gotdns.com/atcsfiles/
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

ns fort wayne metro gentwo.jpg
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

Ehh NS is weird. The divisions are like little fiefdoms. When they axed the division that covered the north end of the former southern, some of those management people got in on the lake. Dearborn is 100% former Conrail guys. NS lets a lot of stuff slide. Like those signs. Dearborne never stopped us...
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

Hah wait until you see some of the OFF THE WALL names they used for the Huntington and Chicago district. Apparently the guy in question saw things like East North Findlay and West North Findlay. Or East and West South Whitley. Then noticed you had in places THREE names shared. Ether with the lap sid...
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: NS Chicago District

New CPs are called Hamilton and the double crossover is Hadley
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: NS Chicago District

Heads up for the Fort Wayne folks.

HADLEY IS DEAD.

This morning Hadley was taken OFF air, And the two NEW CPs were turned on.

So the locals might want to wander out there and see whats going on.
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

For those of us not in th eknow, what constitutes "Southern Railway practice?" Giving control points names that don't mean anything? No, not having East and West stations sharing the same name is SRR practice. The name picking process is HUGEly political. Many of the early ones were named after peo...
by alcochaser
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

Here are the Chicago and Fostoria districts.

Still need new names for Chicago and and Huntington districts.
Rumor is that a former southern guy got in a position of power in the Lake Division and is pushing the change. The names follow "Southern RR" practice.
foamer.jpg
ns marion district.jpg
by alcochaser
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: NS CP names

I had not heard about Hibbard.

Names across the whole damn division are changing

Here is the NCD changes.
NCD.jpg
by alcochaser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: NS Chicago District

Thank you very much! If I had to guess. it looks like they will activate the new double crossovers first, Then they can yank out the existing hadley and work on the double track. Curious the signal head replacement at the Dunfees, they didn't replace the interlocking machines as the ATCS bit pattern...
by alcochaser
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: NS Chicago District

Any more pictures/construction updates?
by alcochaser
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: NS Chicago District

New signal tower appeared at Thomas Rd grade crossing. RD Not surprising. Even though those are relatively new signals. They have been found to have a critical defect. These used a cable system to crank up and down the heads. The maintainer would keep a drill like device which would insert in a hol...
by alcochaser
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 18940

Re: Roll Call

I am still here.

Server Op and ATCS Coordinator for the lines that radiate out of Fort Wayne. With a TON of help from the Eastern Indiana ATCS Squirrels of course.

I come here to get wind of any signal work that might affect the ATCS files.
by alcochaser
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New Haven and Dawkins siding redone
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

New Haven and Dawkins siding redone

I am not sure if there are any external changes (there might be) but both interlocking machines on both ends of the New Haven siding have been upgraded and replaced. Sometimes these changeovers are associated with new home signal changes. This is following the redo of Dawkins last fall. The Fostoria...