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by cbehr91
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Traffic on NS Chicago line & B&O ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: Traffic on NS Chicago line & B&O ?

The Chicago Line tends to be busier at night and early in the morning. During that timeframe CSX would be busier, but that's not to say the Chicago Line would be totally dead. The NS road channel from Toledo to Elkhart is 160.800. 160.620 is not used on the Chicago Line until Elkhart going west towa...
by cbehr91
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: PRR signals on the CFE?
Replies: 11
Views: 10364

Re: PRR signals on the CFE?

It's North Robinson, not Robinsville.
by cbehr91
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KCS Willows Tower...
Replies: 0
Views: 5071

KCS Willows Tower...

... in E St. Louis closed Monday. At Willows, two CSX lines cross the TRRA and NS, and the CSX line from Indianapolis changes ownership from CSX to KCS within Willows interlocking. One of two remaining open interlocking towers in the St. Louis (the other being UP's Lenox Tower in Mitchell -- itself ...
by cbehr91
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: BNSF , Kingman Az.
Replies: 3
Views: 7227

Re: BNSF , Kingman Az.

The Seligman Sub is God's, or (insert higher power/being here) Country.
by cbehr91
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS Chicago Line Dispatcher Territories
Replies: 7
Views: 7482

Re: NS Chicago Line Dispatcher Territories

GTW6401 wrote:Radio Reference has Toledo East listed as 160.81500, AAR 047.
This is correct. It changed maybe a year ago.
by cbehr91
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 29030

Re: New connection near Vermilion

It looks like it will be open very soon after driving by this new connection last Thursday. I'm fascinated to see how much this changes the operations for NS. The trains that go from the Chicago Line to the B Line via the Cloggsville Line and Rockport Yard will now stay on the B Line up to the Verm...
by cbehr91
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS. So what is next.
Replies: 26
Views: 13304

Re: NS. So what is next.

Based on the phone number in the timetable, it looks like probably in the North KC offices. Based on a BNSF GO effective 6/25, the NS dispatcher controls the entire joint trackage with BNSF from Maxwell to CP 224. NS DS phone number is in area code 217, so that must be in Decatur, meaning that the ...
by cbehr91
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: VHS to DVD conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 33764

Re: VHS to DVD conversion

DVD recorders had a brief heyday in the mid 2000s, and they can still be found on eBay. Any "name" brand like JVC, Toshiba, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung will do fine. Just take the RCA wires from your VCR and plug them into the inputs on the DVDR. Blank discs can still be found just about everywhere....
by cbehr91
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS. So what is next.
Replies: 26
Views: 13304

Re: NS. So what is next.

The KN operator still controls CTC in the Kansas City District west of South Liberty, but you are probably right that these positions are quite rare. There is also the CJ dispatcher for the CR&I, which is really like an operator. Where is the KN operator physically located? In the couple of times I...
by cbehr91
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS. So what is next.
Replies: 26
Views: 13304

Re: NS. So what is next.

Does the Landers operator still control the Manhattan District (Metra Southwest Service line), or have those duties finally been conveyed to Metra?
by cbehr91
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: A Question For Antenna Buffs
Replies: 10
Views: 6615

Re: A Question For Antenna Buffs

My full wave loop antenna is positioned 30' below a ridge that is approximately 1400' from my indoor location. I receives a DD 12 miles away. How is this possible? VHF propagation is line of sight. Whatever your antenna can see is how far it can cover. The horizon is its limit. Is the detector loca...
by cbehr91
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Dunkirk Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 6172

Re: Dunkirk Ohio

Tower's still there. As a typical overbuilt Pennsy facility it will outlive the apocalypse. Dunkirk's not very busy. In 24 hours there might be 10 trains. Your best bet would be to start in Ft. Wayne or Lima in the morning, see if you can get an eastbound NS (usually an oil train), and chase it.
by cbehr91
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: A Question For Antenna Buffs
Replies: 10
Views: 6615

Re: A Question For Antenna Buffs

Definitely need to get the antenna outside. One of these on a ventpipe on the roof would do very well, or even if you can't get it outside it would still do well in the attic (providing your siding or roofing material isn't metal). http://www.jpole-antenna.com/shop/railroad-band-noaa-weather-160-162...
by cbehr91
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX West MI ATCS
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: CSX West MI ATCS

Is it still ATCS or have they converted to satellite?
by cbehr91
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

Nice report. Unfortunately, that's about as good as the fall colors got.
by cbehr91
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: trains along the CSX toledo branch
Replies: 22
Views: 15814

Re: trains along the CSX toledo branch

636 and 637 were running via the Scottslawn and Toledo Branch because they worked Kenton. They are now back to running via the C&O.
by cbehr91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Not so good news for Detroit and North Baltimore
Replies: 41
Views: 5389

Re: Not so good news for Detroit and North Baltimore

Fred wrote:Q-150/151 originally were Clev/Detroit trains before N Balt was built..
There is also a van site at Collinwood Yard on the east side of Cleveland...
by cbehr91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: busiest freight route into chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 22912

Re: busiest freight route into chicago

I've been watching live rail cams and looks like Coal City is has an active rail line. 60 to 80 trains a day and they move going though there. Mostly intermodal some mixed but rather active. Check it out on You tube. Yes. Chillicothe Sub, former ATSF Transcon. It's busier now than it ever was durin...
by cbehr91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak 49 rerouted through Michigan Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Amtrak 49 rerouted through Michigan Sunday

Thanks. Yeah, I heard the power failed its cab signal test in Toledo, so it ran the normal way.
by cbehr91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Not so good news for Detroit and North Baltimore
Replies: 41
Views: 5389

Re: Not so good news for Detroit and North Baltimore

Supposedly the block swapping of intermodal that went on at NWOC is to take place at Willard.