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08/17/11
« on: August 17, 2011, 05:25:11 PM »
Work on the diamond at CP229 continues to cause a headache for both NS and CSX, but much more for NS today.
Finally caught the Q008 east of Muncie, then headed in and met with Christian, Brian and Bob J and caught the Q348 at the former site of the CP230 signal bridge, then headed south to grab the NS 25A as he made speed out of town.  Then the crews took out the track south of the diamond to put the new piece in and held the NS 251 for a good hour or more, and we gave up the waiting.


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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 05:44:05 PM »
Love the pic of the NS 8313!! (former CR 6048). Looks pretty sharp with that white "eye brow"! Rich in SW IL.

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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 08:46:56 PM »
At 1600 both CSX and NS had tampers and regulators going across Walnut St.  Nary a train in sight. >:(

Saw them swap crews on a grain train sitting in Royerton on the way home. :)
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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 10:01:25 PM »
At 1600 both CSX and NS had tampers and regulators going across Walnut St.  Nary a train in sight. >:(

Saw them swap crews on a grain train sitting in Royerton on the way home. :)

About dark it all broke loose.  Q263 had a car to set out, got nailed by the Parker detector, so they set it out in the New 3, yes NEW 3 connector.
The Q349 was on his rear end the entire time.  After that all the scheduled trains came soon after.

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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 10:01:56 PM »
Love the pic of the NS 8313!! (former CR 6048). Looks pretty sharp with that white "eye brow"! Rich in SW IL.

Thanks, yes it was a nice paint job and just lit up when coming our way. 

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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 01:09:38 AM »
Here's a few from me. After the other left, I chased the L8E to Dunkirk, and then I came back into Muncie and caught a few (124, Q234, 289 and Q263). Q263 was restricted to a blazing 4mph after getting dinged by the Parker City detector.























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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 01:13:54 AM »
Yeah that 40-8 sure is slick.
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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 01:27:25 AM »
Here's a few from me. After the other left, I chased the L8E to Dunkirk...
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Re: 08/17/11
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 10:27:57 AM »
Missed in all of this was the Q263 put its bad order car in the New 3 connection!