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by Toppysager
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 679694

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

CSX 8472 was just spotted in fresh YN3b (formerly YN2)

Brings out YN2 EMD total down to 19
by Toppysager
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: PRR Carrothers Secondary
Replies: 22
Views: 13380

Re: PRR Carrothers Secondary

As I understand it the PRR would of had to of crossed the Maumee River at some point. I believe the tracks ran parallel to the river on its East side before crossing over somewhere near downtown, but does anyone have a specific location for the former bridge? If so, does anyone have a date? 1970s ha...
by Toppysager
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 679694

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

Saturnalia wrote:
Toppysager wrote:What on Earth would cause them to retire an ES44AH? Railroads generally only scrap damaged new units as a last resort, so there must have been significant issues i assume
Wrecked
Makes sense. Which wreck was it involved in?
by Toppysager
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Locations of PRR Pedestal Signals
Replies: 0
Views: 5624

Locations of PRR Pedestal Signals

Inspired by the demise of signaling's greatest generation, I have grown increasingly interested in shooting PRR's vast array of signal infrastructure. In particular, I was curious if anyone had any information on the locations of active PRR Pedestal signals (small PRR signals that act as regular PLs...
by Toppysager
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 679694

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

What on Earth would cause them to retire an ES44AH? Railroads generally only scrap damaged new units as a last resort, so there must have been significant issues i assume
by Toppysager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Not sure exactly how busy it is, but I don't believe there is any auto or intermodal service anymore. Q135 and Q136 used to run this way, but now run to Portsmouth via the B&O. Can't imagine it being any busier than 10 or 15 a day as it appears to be mostly coal/ grain traffic and the Q308 turn
by Toppysager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: North Baltimore calling folks back?
Replies: 9
Views: 9839

Re: North Baltimore calling folks back?

These are the originating/terminating trains from/to North Baltimore as of 1/15/2019 EB: Q136 ICTF-Portsmouth, VA (runs as L136 some days) Q142 Jacksonville, FL-ICTF Q146 ICTF-Columbus, OH-TV Q150 ICTF-Detroit, MI-TV Q158 ICTF-Philadelphia, PA Q170 Chicago, IL (59th)-ICTF Q172 McCook, IL (BNSF)-ICTF...
by Toppysager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 18743

Re: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?

According to someone who lives there, they ran a container train (south to west) via the NW wye earlier today (4/23). That would have been first move using the wye since a baretable train back in January. I don't see the turnout being removed, even with the lack of use. Would the additional work (s...
by Toppysager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 18743

Re: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?

Now you have q200 and q203 using the northwest transfer daily. I believe Q200 was diverted to the Toledo Sub only temporarily for a C&O curfew (signal cutovers that took place at the end of October). I think it still runs the Toledo Sub on occasion when crew availability (or lack thereof) necessita...
by Toppysager
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS Peavine talk
Replies: 967
Views: 240787

Re: NS Peavine talk

I'm new to this thread, and have read through much of the discussion, however there are several questions I still have over some unclear/debated information. Exactly how far East does the Cincinnati Eastern run? I have heard '68 miles' which would put it just west of Rareden. Is this as far as the l...
by Toppysager
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: PRR signals on the CFE?
Replies: 11
Views: 10286

Re: PRR signals on the CFE?

There are still some PRR signals standing as of a couple of months ago. Bucyrus OH at Albright Rd https://photos.smugmug.com/Trains-oh-trains/i-KPtrhxD/0/bd9125cd/L/eDSC_1610-L.jpg North Robinsville OH at Western Ave https://photos.smugmug.com/Trains-oh-trains/i-6nJNpJT/0/b04cdc90/L/eDSCF7811-L.jpg...
by Toppysager
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS PSR changes?
Replies: 1
Views: 4500

NS PSR changes?

(Feel free to delete and direct if there is already a thread regarding this) As announced at the quarterly meeting in October, NS will be adopting PSR beginning in February according to company President and CEO Jim Squires. In the the articles I read, Squires took a fairly ambiguous approach to que...
by Toppysager
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Leipsic Junction Tower
Replies: 2
Views: 4876

Re: Leipsic Junction Tower

I believe it was torn down towards the end of Summer. I recall hearing about it soon after I shot it on July 5th, so by late July/Early August it should have been demolished
by Toppysager
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: PRR signals on the CFE?
Replies: 11
Views: 10286

PRR signals on the CFE?

Inspired by a trip on NS's side of the Fort Wayne line, I have made future plans to shoot as many PRR signals as I can before they fall under pressure from NS's infrastructure upgrades. Unfortunately, due in large part to an inordinate focus on my job and school, as well as large amounts of time spe...
by Toppysager
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX from Grand Rapids to Benton Harbor
Replies: 11
Views: 4123

Re: CSX from Grand Rapids to Benton Harbor

That would be the Grand Rapids Sub. And aside from the trains you mentioned, there are virtually no extras. Coal trains are as needed, but you can typically see at least 1 loaded train and 1 empty train on any given day. D700 runs Tuesday through Saturday, often times they'll turn at Holland on Wed...
by Toppysager
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 49438

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

K831-13 scheduled to depart GR @19:00. Will probably be later
by Toppysager
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 49438

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

justin_gram wrote:Eastbound at Porter at 16:59. Came from the CSX at E Curtis... So not sure what it is. Might be coal that wasn't routed over BRC...

Must be a coal train, 532 axles, 7144 feet at 131.3 DD at 17:15 ET.
N800-13
by Toppysager
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NS Baits Thieves
Replies: 3
Views: 5776

Re: NS Baits Thieves

This may be the most hilarious plan a railroad has ever conducted
by Toppysager
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 49438

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

N801 clear EE Sawyer 6:10pm
by Toppysager
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 49438

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

Jochs wrote:P370-07 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like IDTX 4615 leading.

Just saw him at Silver Beach Pizza. 4615 is confirmed as the leader