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Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:57:55 PM »
What is this line called by NS that is? and also doe sit have any intermodal traffic and where does it go from Louisville???
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 03:15:53 PM »
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 05:39:55 PM »
East of Louisville the line goes to Danville, Ky where it connects to the line from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, Tn. The line south of danville was known as the "rathole".
There is one solid Intermodal train each way daily Louisville - St louis.

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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 08:04:33 PM »
Does it turn into the Kentucky Division right before St. Louis???
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 10:45:23 PM »
Ohhh woops my bad!!  :-[
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 09:43:22 PM »
When did it stop being the Western Division?  Just curious.

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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 08:53:28 AM »
From Louisville (MP 270.4W) to Lyle just west of Princeton (MP 160.3W) is called the Southern-East District.  West of there all the way to Luther Yard in St Louis is called the Southern-West District.  All part of the Illinois Division.
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 10:14:22 AM »
From Louisville (MP 270.4W) to Lyle just west of Princeton (MP 160.3W) is called the Southern-East District.  West of there all the way to Luther Yard in St Louis is called the Southern-West District.  All part of the Illinois Division.

I was wrong CIOR CO...thanks for correcting me!  My 1999 timetable is outta date.  This all changed when Someset, Ky dispatch operations moved in mid 2000's.

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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 10:31:26 AM »
Yeah...give em a few years and it may change again ;D
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Re: Norfolk Southern through Southern Indiana
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 12:08:30 PM »
The dispatcher's left Somerset in 2000 maybe?  Not sure of the exact date.  Anyway from Tatem (MP 268.3) in New Albany to Danville, KY is part of the Central Division and is on Eastern Time.  Everything west of Tatem is part of the Illinois Division and is on Central Time.  There are two intermodal trains on the line, used to be 223 (eastbound / southbound) and 224 (westbound / northbound) but sometimes these numbers change at the drop of a hat, you know how NS is.

The most interesting portion for me is just west of New Albany where pusher engines are used for long or heavy trains to crest the grade (2.8%) up Duncan hill.  They cut off at the top of the hill where Duncan siding is located (MP 260 to 262) along highway 64 in Edwardsville.
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