Trains seen on NCD!

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Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Post by Notch 8 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 pm

rrnut282 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Well someone tried to have some fun.
Monday 07May18 NS train 25A was stopped somewhere between Bluffton and Montpelier ( I think it was Keystone) with the police on-site. Three intoxicated trespassers were removed from the train. Unfortunately, their dogs who were brought along for the ride got incarcerated in the pound. I could hear the dispatcher talking to 177 who was stuck behind 25A that the dogs were getting aggressive and it took even longer to remove them from the train. (did they have to wait for the dog-catch crew to show up)
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Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Post by rrnut282 » Thu May 10, 2018 8:50 pm

not too many details have been released to the public. Two guys and a girl were waaay over the legal limit. They were from TX, NY and PA, so not sure how they came together on the train.
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Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Post by rrnut282 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 am

FYI
Greenplains LLC sold the Bluffton Ethanol Plant to Velaro. It was a part of a package of three ethanol plants. There was a quote from the president of Greenplains stating the three plants was only 20% of their capacity and there were some transfers of rail equipment and storage.

The article in the local paper had no details on what Valero will do: keep everything the same, increase production, reduce production. Currently, the plant is shut down (no plume from the stack) and I saw several cranes around the grain bins this week. The last ethanol train left Monday and went to the Fort.
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Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Post by rrnut282 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm

The plume is back (the plant is running). NS called a special L6Z local to finish switching the ethanol plant on a Sunday. ( I think they needed the power back in the fort more than the plant needed switched.)

Elmer and Elsie have been reassigned as NS7130 was still sitting at the West end of the plant this morning where L69 died last night.
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