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Trains seen on NCD!

Post by Mat » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:53 am

Here is some of what was seen over the last week!
All seen on the cincy line!

1) 196- 2715, 8735, 7143, 7127 both on flat cars as these were two of the gp60's involved in that massive wreck a few weeks back down in Atlanta. Neither looking too good obviously.

2) Intermodal sb- CEFX ac44, UP sd70 Weird to see a cefx GE on a hotshot!

3) Triple crown- dash-8, UP sd70

4) Triple crown nb- dash-9, sd70

5) 197- BNSF c-44, UP sd40-2 snoot nose Nice surprise

6) 177- Two dash-9

7) Empty Auto train- 6605 50 racks

8) Intermodal nb- 8732, 2568 in horsehead paint

9) intermodal nb- 8745, 2558

These three were seen on Late Easter Sunday evening following each other

10) 196 Two dash-9 9608, 9845, nrex sd40

11) Muncie turn- 3291 w/ 32 cars

12) Local nb- 3003 gp40 in horsehead paint, BNSF gevo 7797 with the new logo

13) Cn run through- two dash-9, sd70 99 loads 2560, 8924, 9654

14) Stack train nb- Two dash-9

15) 177- Dash-9, con c-40

16) Intermodal nb- Gevo 7568, bnsf c-44. Nice lashup



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a hostile takeover

Post by rrnut282 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:28 pm

I'm going take over this thread for a moment and use it to start a new series of topics since I dont' see a better place to put it. What I propose is to use this thread to post sightings that are just enough out of the ordinary that I feel compelled to share them, but I don't think they are worthy of their own thread.

For example I saw a ballast train at IMI (erie stone) on the north side of Bluffton last month. What's so special about that you may ask? It's that prior to the CR split it was busy enough that NS installed a second loading track. Then, NS padlocked the gates and never used it again except for storing cars. So a ballast train after over 5 years makes it special. Special enough to waste a thread topic, I don't think so.

Another reason to use this thread, a 61N headed South out of Bluffton this morning with a SOO SD60 and 2 CP SD40-2s.

Maybe we can start a similar thread for unusual sightings for the other districts.
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Ethanol Line

Post by D.L. » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:26 pm

Don't forget that the NCD is being named the honorary Ethanol Line, and that we should be seeing unit tank trains rolling in the near future.

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Post by rrnut282 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:40 am

D.L.
any thoughts on train numbers or frequency? How about a dedicated local to serve them?
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Post by mat » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:21 pm

This is a railfan sight so why wasn't this thread warranted? Secondly, there were interesting sightings on that day such as two gp60's that had been in a derailment and New BNSF gevo's!!!

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Post by rrnut282 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:37 pm

My point is that with one thread that we all can share, it's easier to "keep up". Do you really want to wade through a hundred threads or just read through one?
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Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:35 pm

MIKE, I LIKE YOUR IDEA. IN MY YEARS OF DISPATCHING, I SAW VERY LITTLE FOREIGN POWER. ALL POWER WAS NOTED ON OUR TRAIN SHEET, AND WE ALL LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW WHEN SOME CAME THROUGH. OF COURSE THE PRR/PC/CR MAIN WAS ALL WE SAW. THE REST WE RAN BLIND. THE KANKAKEE LINE HAD SOME AND THE TRAIN ORDERS NOTED SUCH IF IT WAS A LEAD UNIT. ALWAYS GOOD TO READ ABOUT IT.
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Post by mat » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:24 pm

Personally, it's not about what I like or what threads it's about the trains and power that's going through. It's under railfan reports and I'm a railfan reporting!

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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:05 am

That's part of my point, instead of starting a new thread every time, we all "share" one so readers can spend more time reading instead of wading through the index and downloading.

This morning I saw an empty grain train headed south with 72 empties. Their symbol was 55W. I haven't heard that one before. Has anyone else?
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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:09 am

Something I've noticed is the last few times I've caught train 276 it has been autoracks only, not the usual mix of racks and hi-cubes. Has something changed schedule-wise down South, or is this just a coincedence?
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Post by Greg46m » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:48 pm

You'll notice some new symbols this time of year from the extra grain trains that don't run year round. I think I have heard the symbol before, last fall maybe.

Some things *might* be shifted around due to the Anacostia river bridge being out. I know CSX is running some trains on NS lines so maybe NS has had to shift a couple schedules around to accomodate.

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Post by rrnut282 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:53 am

Last night 43N took a string of covered hoppers out of Bluffton from the Wabash Central using 3 big UP locomotives. While it sat there blocking 3 crossings, L68 was switching Helena Chemical. 313 was pulling into Kingsland and 216 was passing Montpelier. The dispatcher was going to have L68 pull past Kingsland and back in behind 313. Then 43N was to follow 216 north. Too bad my daughter had a ball game and it was dark already.

This morning I passed a 28W sitting in Kingsland waiting for a re-crew. It looked just like M96, a single locomotive with a string of autoracks. 28W is new to me, does anybody know origin/dest/routing? update: 28W called diverging HUGO which means it's heading east on the Huntington District. It parked its racks in one of the Wabash tracks and took its power to the pit. I'll stay tuned to the scanner feed to see if it terminates or goes on after servicing.
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Central States headache

Post by rrnut282 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:14 pm

On Saturday just after noon, I went to Muncie to get my daughter out of BSU and watched L68 head South with a bunch of cars for Central States in Montperlier among others. The dispatcher said he didn't think they would finish their work before 196 and 216 got there. When I got to Muncie, 25A was sitting in Royerton while L68 headed north with a looonngg string of hoppers (again, I assume, for Central States in Montpelier). I heard that 124 was at Noell and 51A was somewhere near. On the way home (around 2000hrs) I saw 197 running engine light south of the Bluffton Holdout sent to rescue L68 which had died (hours or locomotive failure, I didn't hear) on the main at MP CF 154.2 Sometime later 197 headed north long-hood forward with a train in tow. I'm guessing that 197 left their train in Kingsland and was towing L68 there, too, with 196 not far behind. Hopefully, 197 made it to Cincinnatti without dying themselves.
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Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:31 pm

MIKE, THAT SOUNDED LIKE A DAY ON THE PENN CENTRAL.

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Post by rrnut282 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:48 am

That's a scary thought. :wink:
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