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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2007, 08:54:35 PM »
Train NSyorktown pictured a couple posts back is now parked on CIND.  Train is parked on the Fernbank to Northbend runner between CGB and Lustran Polymers -  Power (UP 5153 and UP 85??) tied up on main at trailer at west end of Valley.  Valley looks to have quite a few cars in it, so I imagine that's why they left train east of yard.  Not sure when this train will go up hill as train currently on spot is not empty yet - looks like crews have been spending a lot of time putting timber down trying to combat the mud.   The ag business in Greensburg is running pretty strong right now with Kova/Next Gen and Lowes both full of cars.  With the pipe looks like CIND could be busy next week.  Hopefully the UP power will make a trek to Greensburg.
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2007, 09:25:44 PM »
Hey Scraphauler:

Here's a blurry pic of UP 5153 on front of 61Q as it rolled by the other day. 

Did you get close enough to see what's up on the flag logo on the right side of the unit?  It looks like the paint has been scraped off the side panels (or is my digital image screwed up?).

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2007, 09:47:18 PM »
Didn't notice anything, but it was dark and I was going by at "track speed" on US 50.  I'll try to get back down there in next day or so, or it they run the set my direction, I'll make sure to look (I can see MP 47 from the house).
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2007, 11:03:22 PM »
I think the paint is just scraped off, i have seen a few UP units like this.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2007, 01:40:13 PM »
Update, at about 1:00 pm, the unloading crews were just starting on the last two loads of pipe, so it should be leaving soon. The SP tunnel motor left St. Paul and was heading to shove those cars at the same time. Scraphauler, if you could let me know when the pipe train at valley leaves, i would really appreciate it as i would like to catch one of those trains east of greensburg.Oh, just as a side note, almost everything that the crews have at the unloading site is under those wooden pallet looking things.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2007, 05:12:36 PM »
Here are a couple of pics of the UP engines headed out of Greensburg going West just at the SR46 crossing. I also got a short video clip of the unit train with 2 UP engines coming back East at Adams about 25 minutes later. I was right there at the East crossing in Adams and it took about 3 minutes for the cars to clear the crossing going back East.

Hmmm...the video is 9MB to big to post here. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2007, 05:25:49 PM »
Here's as much of the video I can get of the UP's in less than 1MB.

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2007, 05:35:33 PM »
Thirty-eight car loads of pipe just came through Greensburg at 5:30!

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2007, 05:37:21 PM »
Coach, what was the power?
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2007, 06:46:41 PM »
Get used to seeing NS/CSX/UP/BNSF power on the CIND for the Honda traffic. I doubt we'll ever see any of the I&O's mix match of power on the Honda traffic.



Here are a couple of pics of the UP engines headed out of Greensburg going West just at the SR46 crossing. I also got a short video clip of the unit train with 2 UP engines coming back East at Adams about 25 minutes later. I was right there at the East crossing in Adams and it took about 3 minutes for the cars to clear the crossing going back East.

Hmmm...the video is 9MB to big to post here. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2007, 06:56:56 PM »
Sorry Christian, I wasn't home today so was of no use for a heads up.  In fact, I caught it by suprise between Batesville and New Point.  Fortunately, the wife was gracious enough to allow me to crank a big u-ey and chase back to New Point.  Saw at least 3 others chasing train west - a yellow Chevy Cobalt, a gray Honda Accord, and a Ford pickup - was this anyone the board?  I was the red Chevy Trailblazer in the New Point Community Building parking lot.  

NSyorktown  - paint is peeling in same spot on both sides of the 5153 - looked scorched like something in that area caught fire/overheated.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2007, 09:39:16 PM »
I  saw the train roll by this afternoon, I was at our Grascals show @ the Sunman Legion which is about 100 yards from the tracks. I opened the doors to let some cool air in so the 600 or so people at the show seen the big pipe train too!!
First time for me seeing the UP engines, first time for me seeing that big of engines on this RR.

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2007, 09:03:45 AM »
Wow, I get a day off and out of the PD, and this all goes by.. and I missed it.

More to come I guess
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2007, 09:17:20 AM »
Well, you guys did good chasing and posting. I also belong to some other area RR email reflectors. You may be interested in this from the CICYRAILS yahoo group:


Posted by: "David R." sswbluestreak@gmail.com   iory_gp40
Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:16 pm (PST)
Myself and my brother were out this afternoon and decided to take a
jaunt along the CIND. A stop at Valley Junction found HLCX 1401, CF&E
3889, and CORP 4023 idling in the yard but no crew around. After a
stop in Aurora, we made the quick decision to follow the CIND up
Guilford Hill to check out the trackwork that had been done. Nothing
really going on but trackwork was definatly in evidence. A stop in
Sunman found several DJJX cars undergoing repairs on a siding, but
nothing else, so then it was off to Greensburg. Just south of
Greensburg we caught the tail end of a parked pipe train with an EOT
on it, so we continued along until we found the head end, and CEFX
9400 in the lead. Much to our surprise, there was a crew on board
ready to head north. They were parked in an open field just south of
town next to a private crossing in PERFECT sunset light, so I clicked
off several shots. As I was crossing the tracks to head back to my
truck, I waved to the crew and the conductor waved for me to hold on.
He came down off the engine and told me that if I wanted some really
neat shots, I should wait around because there was a southbound train
in Greensburg waiting for them to clear up that had two borrowed
Union Pacific units on it. He told me where they were located (behind
a car wash), so north I went. Sure enough, sitting behind the car
wash on siding off the main were two Union Pacific 6-axles and an
empty pipe train. Much to our delight, the units were UP 8195
(SD9043MAC) and UP 5153 (SD70M). The siding breaks off just about
where the CIND makes a curve north toward the Honda plant and is part
of an old PRR line. So I set up for a shot of 9400 passing the UP
power, and to add to the coolness, the Conrail "Green" block sign was
still standing and fit perfectly into the shot. As soon as 9400 and
its train got by, the crew on the southbound threw the switch and
started heading south onto the CIND main. He departed about 5:30pm,
so by now it was pretty much dark and a chase back to Cincinnati
would be all in darkness, so we hopped on I-74 to head back home for
some dinner. This was the 1st time I've gotten anything north of
Guilford on the CIND, so getting two in Greensburg was incredible! I
haven't got my photos edited yet, but when I do I will get them
posted onto rrpicturearchives.net and send the links out to the list.

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Here are some of my pics from today guys. I apologize for the lighting
in some of them but the sun was quickly setting on me and I just HAD to
get pics of these events!

9400 leads the northbound pipe train just south of Greensburg:
http://iory4036.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1000492

The surprise of big UP power on the southbound, an SD9043MAC and an
SD70M: http://iory4036.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1000508

9400 and the northbound meet their southbound counterpart. Note the
Conrail block sign at left:
http://iory4036.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1000500

The southbound starts his journey down the CIND:
http://iory4036.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1000509

Enjoy!

Dave


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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2007, 09:20:48 AM »
In case someone doesnt have this.. fantastic listening to the radio traffic in Cincy yards:

http://www.railroadradio.net/content/view/124/174/

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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2007, 12:20:56 PM »
Here are some pics that i took about a half an hour ago. The had completed 4 cars and they probably have 5 or 6 done by now. CEFX 9400 is setting just west of the CR 450 W crossing with the buffer car.
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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2007, 12:26:26 PM »
A few more.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2008, 11:54:54 AM »
I was up around Greensburg yesterday and there were six cars left to unload from the pipe train so it looks like it should be done by today. Interesting watching them unload the pipe but boy was it cold. The amount of money  being spent in Decatur County on construction, Honda plant, pipe line, couple of banks, new motel plus highway construction, would keep a Third World Country running for a year, lol. I try to make a trip up there once a month, noticed the guys working on the cars at Sunman when I completed the loop and headed home. I also noticed a building being built where the new tracks are for loading in the Honda plant property.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2008, 01:44:23 PM »
Is there another train of pipe on it's way? I figured that they would have another train waiting like the last exchange.
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Re: Unit Pipe Trains on CIND
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2008, 02:21:28 PM »
I was just through there at lunch time and all the pipe workers are just standing around. The flats are all empty and waiting to be hauled out of there. I did see a IORY unit working the Lowe's siding at around 12:30PM or so. It is a green and black unit. The road number was either 3040 or 4030. I got some pictures of it going through the crossing at SR46 but can't post them until later. There were also a bunch of tank cars and covered hoppers at the turnout where the Lowe's siding breaks off from the CIND mainline. I assume that IORY unit must have brought them there.

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