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NS 181 on Chicago line
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:07:21 PM »
NS 181 was thru Chesterton today with 56 cars - 50 of which were big auto parts box cars.

This is the first time I have seen 181 on this line segment.  NS train symbol -wikipedia indicates this is an Oakwood (Detroit) to KC auto rack train which would seem to be a regular Wabash routing. 

Something up on the Wabash line today?

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Re: NS 181 on Chicago line
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 08:59:08 AM »
It appears that the eastbound counterpart (symboled 102) moved today with 60 auto parts box cars, 20 auto racks, and about 10 general freight cars.

Quite an impressive site with those 60 big box cars on the head end.

Anyone know if this is new scheduled move or a re-route. 

Looks like this train came thru Kankakee as crew is heading back.

Train going into Laporte siding to await recrew.

ed

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Re: NS 181 on Chicago line
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 01:13:27 PM »
It appears that the eastbound counterpart (symboled 102) moved today with 60 auto parts box cars, 20 auto racks, and about 10 general freight cars.

Quite an impressive site with those 60 big box cars on the head end.

Anyone know if this is new scheduled move or a re-route. 

Looks like this train came thru Kankakee as crew is heading back.

Train going into Laporte siding to await recrew.

ed
I think itís a reroute.  Itís final destination is Oakwood. 


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Re: NS 181 on Chicago line
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
NS 181 hauls auto parts for the Ford Truck plant in Claycomo,MO. This trains usually goes down the Wabash to K.C., but NS is under water at Hannibal,MO and west of St. Louis. Since the plant would probably shut down without it's JIT parts, it sounds like it's being rerouted via BNSF at Streator.

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Re: NS 181 on Chicago line
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 08:31:37 AM »
NS 181 hauls auto parts for the Ford Truck plant in Claycomo,MO. This trains usually goes down the Wabash to K.C., but NS is under water at Hannibal,MO and west of St. Louis. Since the plant would probably shut down without it's JIT parts, it sounds like it's being rerouted via BNSF at Streator.

That makes sense, although I have read on another site that the BNSF transcon line in Missouri has had washout problems, but apparently is fixed now.

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Re: NS 181 on Chicago line
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 10:06:26 PM »
Makes sense (to Streator BNSF) as I heard the eastbound had a Kankakee crew. I just figured it was rerouted thru Decatur and up to Chicago....but that routing wouldnt work.

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