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New train symbols, routings, reroutes and such.

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NCD Trains

Post by rrnut282 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:48 am

I've been hearing some new train symbols on the New Castle District lately. 288 and 23V are WB (north) autoracks. I've also run across a 294 and 282 which IIRC are stack trains. Does anybody know "the rest of the story" on these trains?
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Post by rrnut282 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:11 pm

Has anyone noticed that 197 has been short lately? Today it had only 36 cars, Thu 21, Wed 14, Tue 22. It used to run around 100 cars. Does anyone know what's up?
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Post by joemcspadden » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:28 pm

Mike--The length of the 197 is probably just a reflection of the fact that we are in a slow period. Several (but not all) of the trains that run every day
on the Huntington District through Wabash have been quite a bit shorter
than usual. This has been true for the last three weeks or so.
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Post by rrnut282 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:01 pm

I was just wondering if there was a new blocking scheme in place where cars that used to ride 197 are now going somewhere else on another train. Maybe it is a combination of slowdow coupled with summer shutdowns at the autoplants.

It just seems like a drastic change in car counts. A "slowdown" would be 30% reduction not 30% left.
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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:45 am

I saw something unusual on Saturday. Train Y2A (a second 52A). The first (52A)had 49 grain cars headed South. The second (Y2A) ran south engine light just after dark. I assume Central States in Montpelier must be busy.
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