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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2017, 05:53:47 PM »
Nothing much related to these trains running on IL sub but there's been some UP trains stopping and requesting access to get permission over the CSX interlocker in Salem. A crew just asked if it was all automatic or controlled, dispatcher wasn't sure what it was. Seems like this has been happening for a day or so now.

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
Nothing much related to these trains running on IL sub but there's been some UP trains stopping and requesting access to get permission over the CSX interlocker in Salem. A crew just asked if it was all automatic or controlled, dispatcher wasn't sure what it was. Seems like this has been happening for a day or so now.
Not good if the crew and dispatcher both don't know.  Should be listed in the timetable


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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2017, 08:41:00 PM »
Not good if the crew and dispatcher both don't know.  Should be listed in the timetable


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Only thing listed for it is this: Trains must continue to move prepared to stop until reaching a point 300 feet from the absolute signal.


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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2017, 09:08:53 PM »
Only thing listed for it is this: Trains must continue to move prepared to stop until reaching a point 300 feet from the absolute signal.


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I don't know csx's rules for controlled or auto interlocking but they could switch over to csx channel and talk to dispatcher and find out. 
 



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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2017, 11:31:03 PM »

I agree 100% with this statement. In the current climate of trying to boost their bottom line for shareholders, I foresaw salvage operations in the near future.  I still have not forgotten how quickly CSX pulled up the East St. Louis to Okawville Illinois segment on the L&N's Evansville line. This choice forever doomed the potential of a through route. At least car storage keeps the Illinois sub "relevant" in CSX's short-term future.
I'll always remember the fall of 93 when they pulled those rails from Swansea to Okawville. I got some pictures of the Chessie painted units
and had a very special experience with the crew and a long stretch of track. I remember 1990 when they lifted the rails from ESTL to Swansea,
saying that the B&O could absorb the L&N traffic. I'm just really curious to see what transpires.

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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2017, 04:11:45 AM »
I remember 1990 when they lifted the rails from ESTL to Swansea,
saying that the B&O could absorb the L&N traffic. I'm just really curious to see what transpires.
That's when the connection track was built in Vincennnes.

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2017, 11:02:52 AM »
For anyone on the West end, there is a train currently sitting in Lebanon ready to head East to Breese. X698-28   CSX Dash 8 7790 in the lead, 3 locos and storage cars behind.
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« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2017, 02:12:14 PM »
For anyone on the West end, there is a train currently sitting in Lebanon ready to head East to Breese. X698-28   CSX Dash 8 7790 in the lead, 3 locos and storage cars behind.
Don't think it will come to Vincennes will it?

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2017, 02:32:27 PM »
Don't think it will come to Vincennes will it?

Would be nice if it did. ;)

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2017, 05:40:16 PM »
CSX 7790/6461/2233 lead train X698-28 eastbound, near O'Fallon Illinois.
This train had 211 cars and did roughly 10mph with a crew manually flagging
railroad crossings for the move. This was the first train to move over this
portion of the line in nearly two years.

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2017, 06:12:41 PM »
Nice photo! I wonder how they did while getting up the hill?


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« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2017, 06:43:08 PM »
Nice photo! I wonder how they did while getting up the hill.

I followed this all the way to carlyle. I talked with the road master and he said it stalled on the hill. They had to call pushers out of Rose Lake to assist. After the crew set a cut of cars in Aviston siding they had realized there were hand brakes set on several rear cars!
 1st photo is in Breese
 2nd photo is Carlyle
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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2017, 06:49:18 PM »
Oh dear! Well it least they made it.


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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2017, 07:05:08 PM »
Nice photo! I wonder how they did while getting up the hill?

Thank you! They had a helper pushing up Caseyville Hill and then cutoff at the top.


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« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2017, 07:05:43 PM »
It's been quite the Fiaso. The plan is to shove the cars east toward Shattuc. When they finally make it to said point, they will have used 3 crews, not including the pusher crew!

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2017, 07:08:14 PM »
Sheesh! Not enough people qaulified for the subdivision or just the time they're on board?


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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2017, 12:58:27 PM »
Here's a little video from yesterday's move.


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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2017, 11:06:13 PM »
Here's something to share about.



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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2017, 07:29:34 PM »
This storage move did not occur today. Apparently the city of O'Fallon is upset with CSX over the crossing signals not being re-activated. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has also reportedly mandated that CSX restore all crossing signals prior to any more train movements on the line. Will be interesting to see where things go from here.

Here is an article from O'Fallon Weekly that talks about the city not being too keen on the idea of rail car storage within the city limits

https://view.publitas.com/ofallon-weekly-llc/05032017_ofallonweekly/page/2-3

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Re: Current State of the CSX Illinois Subdivision.......
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2017, 09:01:05 PM »
Maintainers were checking out Salem's crossings today. Either way it shouldn't matter if the grade crossings are in service or not. You should always check for a train at a grade crossing regardless of it being in service or not.


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