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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #360 on: March 03, 2020, 06:45:14 PM »
Anyone heard anything on Q687. Heard it was at Underwood waiting a Southbound Grain to Clear up.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #361 on: March 04, 2020, 12:49:32 PM »
My guess is the state (us) is paying for it.

Out of all the modes of transportation, rail is the only one not (normally) taxpayer funded. How archaic is this? The absence of RR's bogs down our interstates with semi's and tears up the roads. It seems the govt would WANT to be more pro-rail to save $$ on interstate repairs. Better to give RR's a little than to pay 100 of interstate costs.

Sorry, a little off topic.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #362 on: March 06, 2020, 07:15:16 PM »
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Crossing improvements (like new gates/flashers) are paid for by INDOT and the RR has to maintain it after that.  The roadway crossing driving surface is also maintained by the railroad (they don't want highway muckety mucks working anywhere near their rails) and that is why they get crappy before the railroad spends their money to replace them. 

  [my educated guess on what happened here]  Since it looks like a contractor working for INDOT removed the crossing without permission while paving, INDOT was on the hook to replace it, hence why I said, "at taxpayer expense."
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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #363 on: March 08, 2020, 07:25:25 PM »
Q687 Should be around Jeff Yards. Heard it was out of the Yards in Louisville at 650 PM heading Northbound.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #364 on: March 10, 2020, 05:12:35 PM »
What is going on with CSX and the Louisville & Indiana Railroad. There are New Signs going up around Seymour, Stating an Increase in Freight Traffic. A Source states that it could be 4-6 Trains a Day or 6-8 Trains Added a Day. has any of you on the South End heard anything? I would not see the Extra Trains Operating until the Extension of Elvin Siding in Johnson County by Franklin College is Completed this spring, Along with the Grade Crossing Up Grades in the County.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #365 on: March 17, 2020, 05:30:02 PM »
Q687 was at KI Junction at 428 PM. Where is KI Junction?

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #366 on: March 17, 2020, 08:56:46 PM »
I believe KI Junction is near the intersection of 7th and Magnolia in Louisville

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #367 on: March 19, 2020, 04:45:14 PM »
Any word on Q687 yet?

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #368 on: March 24, 2020, 06:22:56 PM »
Q687 is at Uniontown Northbound.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #369 on: March 26, 2020, 10:47:40 PM »
Any info on the Z550 counterpart that works between Columbus and Jeff; on duty time, crew base location, on line local work, etc?

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #370 on: March 27, 2020, 09:04:38 AM »
I have No Idea about that. I have heard that they leave Columbus Yard after Dark and go through Seymour around 11 Pm or Midnight. That is all I know.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #371 on: April 01, 2020, 10:14:21 AM »
Seen where the Kentucky Governor has Issued a Executive Order that Limits Travel out of Kentucky. Wonder how that will Effect the CSX, L&I and NS Locomotive Engineers that travel in and out of the State. It says that when you return you are under a 14 Day Quarantine. That will not be good for any of the Railroads..

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #372 on: April 01, 2020, 12:14:58 PM »
Seen where the Kentucky Governor has Issued a Executive Order that Limits Travel out of Kentucky. Wonder how that will Effect the CSX, L&I and NS Locomotive Engineers that travel in and out of the State. It says that when you return you are under a 14 Day Quarantine. That will not be good for any of the Railroads..
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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #373 on: April 06, 2020, 05:41:55 PM »
What is going on with the NS New York Central Heritage Unit that is in Jeffersonville. Heard it was on a Northbound Grain Train and the Heritage Site shows it in Jeffersonville.
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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #374 on: April 06, 2020, 08:42:34 PM »
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Maybe. I saw the NYC unit headed South toward Muncie on Thu02Apr2020 pulling a grain train with a couple of friends. 
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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #375 on: April 06, 2020, 10:48:24 PM »
The NYC heritage unit was actually on a potash train, not a grain train. It came up to Jeffersonville to drop off a potash train and returned, from what I was able to get from a FB post.

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Re: LIRC South End Sightings
« Reply #376 on: May 19, 2020, 01:12:33 PM »
C32A/Z550 2006-2304 southbound from Columbus mp41 13:00hrs
Trains do not run on set schedules. They can be on any track, at any time, going in either direction