It's Baaaack

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It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:05 am

I didn't have the scanner on this weekend, but I swear there were trains that looked very familiar in their make-up. Then, this morning, I heard loud and clear 197's crew asking for a ride to Peru. Traffic has finally rebounded enough for NS to reinstate train 197. Yeah. :)

Have any other recently departed train symbols been resurrected??
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:05 pm

Also returning to life on the NCD is train 177.
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby redside20 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 pm

yes the 186 has been running for a few months now..gasp!...still running from Chicago to Linwood

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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:50 pm

Another familiar face (symbol) has returned to the the New Castle District.

25A has returned to life after a hiatus due to the economic doldrums of last year. This intermodal train used to occasionally run on the Pennsy out of Chicago to keep NS's trackage rights on the CF&E active. So far, I've only heard/seen it heading East (South) on the NCD. Is it still coming from Chicago?
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby Big Ed » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 am

25A is going Landers Yard Chicago to Danville, KY again and is many times rating 3 units due to its tonnage. I believe the 236 is going through Bellevue & down through Columbus now on the new Corridor. Not sure about the 235.

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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:05 pm

Now that you mention it, it has been a while since I've seen or heard 235 going through. I have seen an intermodal going through Bluffton about 0700-0830 that I thought was a late running 236. Could it have been an early 25A?
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby Wayne Gest » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Yes, 25A, usually running behind 295.

236 originates at the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility now.

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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:22 pm

Wayne Gest wrote:
236 originates at the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility now.

Bummer, win one lose one.
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby jett37 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:59 pm

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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby Gary Berkey » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:43 am

Gee Jett, are you trying to outpost Melanie Henderso? Gary :lol:

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197: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:48 pm

I'm getting worried (like NS cares about my feelings :roll: ) that 197 may be annulled again. When reinstated, it came back with a vengence sometimes exceeding 100 cars. Fast forward to July 2011 and 40 is a huge train. I've seen as few as 9, yes that's not a typo, 9. Since NS is in business to make money, not run trains, you might want to keep an eye on this train in case it disappears again.
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:40 pm

142 Rolled North on the NCD to the fort. Today's version had 2x1 DPU power. I know there have been other DPU powered trains, but this is the first I've seen in the daylight. 197 still soldiers on along with 177 and 143.

I heard the dispatcher talking to L16 and L17. Where do they go, I'm not familiar with them.
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby Hotbox » Sun May 07, 2017 11:31 am

"142 Rolled North on the NCD to the fort. Today's version had 2x1 DPU power. I know there have been other DPU powered trains, but this is the first I've seen in the daylight."

Are those DPU units located on the back of the train? I saw one rolling North across Taylor Avenue around 7:30 Pm Friday 5/5/17 and wondered if this was the same as you report?

Why would they utilize DPU across the flat soybean fields of Indiana?

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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby rrnut282 » Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am

I saw the same train Friday at HUGO. :D
I assume the DPU is left on for areas that aren't flat. The climb out of Cincy is a good one. Many trains have stalled on the hill outside of New Castle. I myself have witnessed a coal train stall on the hill between Junction and Sand in Fort Wayne. If 142 goes North on the Marion District, it isn't very flat. Also remember, extra dynamic braking is a good thing.
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Re: It's Baaaack

Postby Hotbox » Tue May 09, 2017 6:39 pm

Anything special going on at HUGO?


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