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1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:03:01 AM »
Allaboard321 had me over Friday night and the entire day on Saturday. We got some pretty epic catches, including CNW and SP paint schemes, along with 3 leasers in one train, plus the standard CSX and UP stuff. Here is what we got:

0926-Q686: UP 8016/8004
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888522
1104-Q131: UP 3905/9741
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888528
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888531
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888539
1117-Q007: CSX 5339/5426/5379
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888542
1203-K593: CSX 417/434/9029
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888545
1236-Q233: CSX 8352/4559/7503
no picture or video
1322-Q638: CSX 8542/HLCX 6300/CSX 332/CREX 9042/HLCX 8165/CSX 7902
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888549 
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888550
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888551
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888552
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888554
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888555
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888556
1623-Q595: CSX 7707/8033
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888558
1744-Q239: UP 5219/8206/6250/6700
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888561
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888563
http://csxindyline.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2888565

Videos are uploading as I type this. Thanks for reading!
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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 11:15:05 AM »
0926-Q686: UP 8016/8004

1104-Q131: UP 3905/9741

1117-Q007: CSX 5339/5426/5379

1203-K593: CSX 417/434/9029

1236-Q233: CSX 8352/4559/7503
no picture or video
1322-Q638: CSX 8542/HLCX 6300/CSX 332/CREX 9042/HLCX 8165/CSX 7902

1623-Q595: CSX 7707/8033

1744-Q239: UP 5219/8206/6250/6700
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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 02:37:27 PM »
That's a nice set of pictures and videos - thanks for sharing with us.  Out of curiosity, were you linesdie all day from 09:26-17:44?  The reason I ask is to get an idea of the level of traffic on the line these days.
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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 03:05:34 PM »
That's a nice set of pictures and videos - thanks for sharing with us.  Out of curiosity, were you linesdie all day from 09:26-17:44?  The reason I ask is to get an idea of the level of traffic on the line these days.
No we were not up there the entire time. Too cold :D . We go down to the house and listen on the scanner for trains and when they get released or call 19.4, we make a bee line up the trail to the tracks.
This line has its spurts. You can see 3 or 4 in an hour, then have nothing for 3 hours. Just depends. Early morning usually produces several, followed by spotty afternoon trains, then it gets busier in the evening. Of course, this is without extras. Nothing is scheduled.
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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 06:53:25 PM »
Should have come to Muncie today.  I guess its been a banner day here, I wasn't able to be out there, but every time I looked at the ATCS there were 2 CSX trains and 2 NS trains, sometimes more.  1 period had 5 NS trains and 3 CSX trains.  Makes me wonder how many trains ran through during that sun shine.  There was a nice snow burst around 1pm though.

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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 07:51:20 PM »
8 trains in one hour for one person and another said 6 in their previous time before the other person arrived.  Now another person verified the numbers of the first person listed.
So 14 trains for a tick over an hour and half. 

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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 08:31:29 PM »
Thats pretty incredible! Wonder if CSX screwed NS by holding them until they got all theirs across.
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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 08:35:59 PM »
Lately Avon has been coming to 'life' in the evenings and late at night.  Two weeks ago, on a Tuesday I believe, Avon brought in 1800 cars in 24 hrs.  Still trying to recover, but they came in.

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Re: 1/28/12: Amazing Day in Avon
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 09:01:33 PM »
Thats pretty incredible! Wonder if CSX screwed NS by holding them until they got all theirs across.

NS was a bit slower, but from what I saw on the ATCS, NS got hosed a couple of times.  Seemed like the CSX trains were spaced out pretty good.  Bob had a listing of the ones he caught, in the 8 he grabbed in that time, only 3 were NS, 5 were CSX.