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CSXIndyLine

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Dreary Sunday Morning
« on: April 28, 2013, 01:56:15 PM »
Came across a little free time this morning, so I left the house around 0700 and headed for the Indy Line. Crossing the 56th Street bridge, I saw a line up for a westbound on track 1. I raced to Oaklandon to try and get him at the park but after 15 minutes of waiting, I packed up and continued on my way to McCordsville. Not a minute after getting there, the scanner started making noise, announcing the arrival of Q349. As soon as the gates lowered, it started raining. Q349 had a older boxcar logo GEVO leading a nice YN2 SD70MAC.
0756- Q349: CSX 3011/4559:
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457753

The rain intensified over the course of the next hour. At quarter till 9, I heard another GEVO in the distance. Turned out to be Q008 with 3 YN3 engines, the last being an SD70MAC.
0849- Q008: CSX 5436/730/4805:
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457755

Another hour passed before anything else. I was about to doze off when the detector went off at MP 266. I looked out the window and the gates were going down at Olio Road. Scrambling out of the car, I had to grab the video camera and everything else. The camera caught a rain drop to the lense, but oh well, nothing very special about this Q131.
0959-Q131: CSX 9043:
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457758

10 minutes went by and I decided to start working my way back towards home, checking signals on my way. I had just packed everything up when I heard a K5LA wailing in the distance. A couple minutes later, Q348 showed up with a spectacular GE duo (incliding one of Huntington's finest) and something I'd never seen on this train: a large block of Heritage Environmental containers returning east. Attached to this set is a bit of a better picture of 7719 from a couple years ago, giving a better view of its nose logo.
1013- Q348: CSX 484/7719:
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457759
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3457760
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2771657

I've done a lot worse out here before. Mornings and evenings are the best for Indy Line trains.
The gates are going down and the people are starting to frown.

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Re: Dreary Sunday Morning
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 06:34:33 PM »
If we ever get our photos up.....

There was a major issue at CP229 on CSX at Muncie that cause a major back up.  We were there most of the morning and saw a nice bit of traffic in pouring rain. 
CSX also had issues with the base radios and Muncie was out completely.  Trains had to be talked by Vance and Eastbounds had to get flagged through CP229.

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Re: Dreary Sunday Morning
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 07:07:22 PM »
If we ever get our photos up.....

There was a major issue at CP229 on CSX at Muncie that cause a major back up.  We were there most of the morning and saw a nice bit of traffic in pouring rain. 
CSX also had issues with the base radios and Muncie was out completely.  Trains had to be talked by Vance and Eastbounds had to get flagged through CP229.
That sounds like a disaster.
The gates are going down and the people are starting to frown.

3 down 17 to go.