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by GTWTD3
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: "Office Calls"
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: "Office Calls"

When I first started dispatching for NS (2007ish) we would use the old office calls on our turnovers frequently or work events. Notes from the assistant chief such as (15V set out 5631 at FS {Mansfield}). img272.jpgEven after we "went CSX" before Jacksonville, our train sheets still showed the offic...
by GTWTD3
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 764
Views: 19363

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Don't they call that type of signalling "poor man's CTC" or something like that? No, not really. "Poor man's" CTC was usually where you only had a power switch at one end of a siding and a spring switch at the other. When making meets, you would normally put the train in the siding where you had th...
by GTWTD3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 5318

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

Typhoon wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:23 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:53 pm
All of CSX in Michigan.
3rd shift also has all of the RL desk to deal with, as the desks were combined in June at night. Walbridge can keep a dispatcher busy.
Holy Hell, that's alot of territory on 3rd.
by GTWTD3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 16976

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020

Waybills for Sargent docks, Michigan Sugar final destination Those coal cars from the Reading and Northern loaded with what i presume is coal must be going to Zilwaukee because i went over the Zilwaukee Bridge on Monday and sure enough there was two fairly large piles of coal in the old Anderson Sto...
by GTWTD3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Distributed Power
Replies: 2
Views: 3906

Re: Distributed Power

Expect more of that
by GTWTD3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Millbury, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Re: Millbury, OH

50ish
by GTWTD3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 5318

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

Having worked towers, dispatching as a craft dispatcher, and chief dispatcher, I can say there is a different style of dispatching these days. When I was a chief, I had good dispatchers who were left alone, and dispatchers who I watched like a hawk. However they were still given the freedom to dispa...
by GTWTD3
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 18186

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

David Lang wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:13 am
Well, from the video from AANscaleRunner, I count 109 cars, but WOW was that big out of Cadillac. Someone else posted storage cars was a part of the consist, so that makes sense.

David Lang
You counted before Mcbain. I counted after
by GTWTD3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 18186

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

CSTN lake george 1923, arriving clare 2033
390
395
393

112 cars
by GTWTD3
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 18186

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

Just departed amerihart (Williamsburg) with 398 397 1 empty
by GTWTD3
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 18186

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

Southbound switching as of 1950 McBain 329, 393, 396 arrived with 21 cars, 17 of which appear to be for mcbain (15 ties, 2 mty center beams)
by GTWTD3
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CMGN / HESR original Train symbols
Replies: 0
Views: 3456

CMGN / HESR original Train symbols

Curious if anyone has a list of the original CMGN train symbols, when they still owned lines to Grand Rapids.

Anyone know why CMGN went with the symbols they chose?

Same question for the original HESR, why did they choose the symbols they chose?
by GTWTD3
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

NS3322 wrote:Here's a clip from a DVD by TM Books and Video that has some shots of the interior of the bridge shack. It appears to have been shot in the 1990's.
Sweet thank you!
by GTWTD3
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates August 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 36080

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

AARR wrote:I wonder if the NOKL and NSSX gondolas are going to Beacon?
AANscaleRunner wrote:And a video of tonight's train.
Trace just show loads going to Cadillac.
by GTWTD3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Firemedic Mike wrote:I won’t share them without permission. They are in the Facebook group, and I can see if he would share them here
I have searched the group and am not finding them, can you at least share the link?
by GTWTD3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Firemedic Mike wrote:I have a friend who has some. I believe he posted them on the Michigan Railfans Facebook group. He used to operate the bridge
Can you post them?
by GTWTD3
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

There are no pictures of the inside of the bridge shack that I've found online. Anyone have any pics?
by GTWTD3
Mon May 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Spore Run
Replies: 1
Views: 4794

Re: Spore Run

CSX Crew from takes the train from Crestline to Spore where it loads, then back to Wooster to empty. From Wooster the cycle starts over.
by GTWTD3
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: RN dispatcher changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6965

Re: RN dispatcher changes

CSX didn't have a good plan for the moving dispatchers implemented. No moving expenses. Um, no. They are paying moving expenses. I am hearing the NS is making their dispatchers move on their own dime, as there is nothing in their contract to make them. That is just something I heard around the wate...
by GTWTD3
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS Chicago Line Dispatcher Territories
Replies: 7
Views: 7940

Re: NS Chicago Line Dispatcher Territories

Toledo East CP285 to CP 194, doesn't control either interlocking.
Cleveland Terminal everything east from CP194 to Drawbridge where the Chicago Line changes to the Cleveland Line and on to CP86