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by tttodisp
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Amtrak PTC in Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: Amtrak PTC in Chicago

It appears that PTC is in use between CP Taylor and 21st Street.
by tttodisp
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Signal Work At Goshen
Replies: 6
Views: 4030

Re: NS Signal Work At Goshen

Thanks for the update.
by tttodisp
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Signal Work At Goshen
Replies: 6
Views: 4030

NS Signal Work At Goshen

From the ATCS list: Driving by the crossing at 9th street and College Ave (on the Marion branch in Goshen) I saw some work being done. There is a brand new shack there. There is also what looks like a new signal tower laying on the ground looking like it's about to be installed. I'm guessing maybe t...
by tttodisp
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

Thanks for the link. I will check this out in detail.

I tried to see if anything else was available, but I get blocked. Do you have any access to any other drawings?
by tttodisp
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

There is a new control point 116th Street at B509.20 on Main 1 with a single switch to the west, but the screen shows "no track" for the spur.
by tttodisp
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Tolleston Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 43957

Re: Tolleston & High Line Questions

We have been seeing a new NS ATCS address pop up occasionally over the past few days and it could be for the NS view at Tolleston. Has anyone been by there in the past few days to note any NS signal crews working there?
by tttodisp
Mon May 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

I was just playing back some logs and I noticed that as soon as the TK's drop out for EB moves, the approach blocks at N State Line come on, so I am going to tie the east approach blocks at Burnham to AWA and BWA at N State Line. Thanks for all of the help with decoding. I will hopefully upload a ne...
by tttodisp
Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

Thanks for the details. What is confusing to me is that a friend who had view-only access to the NS screen has watched the CSSB trains go through and they show the "normal" progress with approach indications on both sides as well as the TK (OS) section.
by tttodisp
Sat May 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

I have posted the updated kit for the NS Chicago District, but I still have not been able to figure out the data in terms of ATCS handling, as the bit patterns are not normal for train movements. If anyone has suggestions, I would like to see them. Has anyone been by 110th Street recently? I wonder ...
by tttodisp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Kankakee work
Replies: 29
Views: 20163

Re: NS Kankakee work

Let me check with a potential source for the schedules in the area
by tttodisp
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Kankakee work
Replies: 29
Views: 20163

Re: NS Kankakee work

One would think that an error like that would have been caught at drawing check time or at least by the maintainers. It could be that they are indeed trying to do things on the cheap (software is free, as they say). To me, if there were separate signals, they would have been 6 and 8, as the numbers ...
by tttodisp
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Kankakee work
Replies: 29
Views: 20163

Re: NS Kankakee work

There should be three separate individual signal/stop pairs based on the drawing - 4, 6, and 8. One would think that 2E and 2N would each have their own Clear bit with a shared Stop bit. I suppose that one could program the 6 signals to both show Clear from a single bit if the routes didn't conflict...
by tttodisp
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Kankakee work
Replies: 29
Views: 20163

Re: NS Kankakee work

Did you see any data or only a baseline message? I see it in my database, but without data.
by tttodisp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: IHB Changes At Gibson
Replies: 22
Views: 16795

Re: IHB Changes At Gibson

Only 7 days to complete the cutover. It does look like NS is not getting (or else is ignoring) the new #6 switch and the approach block on #5 siding.
by tttodisp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: IHB Changes At Gibson
Replies: 22
Views: 16795

Re: IHB Changes At Gibson

Right - until further notice means forever. BNSF is also quick (one day normally); I am spoiled too.

I think I have most of the patterns figured out, but I just need them to "get out of the way".
by tttodisp
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: IHB Changes At Gibson
Replies: 22
Views: 16795

Re: IHB Changes At Gibson

IHB standard practice (what do they have, only 2 maintainers for testing?). It does look like the NS side is done and the IHB TK pattern is the same as before. The lock bit for the new #6 switch (to the #5 siding) is active, but not the Normal or Reverse bits (at least as of overnight logs).
by tttodisp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: IHB Changes At Gibson
Replies: 22
Views: 16795

Re: IHB Changes At Gibson

Finally. So far, the NS view of Hohman has not changed as far as NS bits go, but lots of new bits from IHB changes. I am expecting the usual 4-5 days to complete the cutover.
by tttodisp
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

Awesome - thanks in advance for the help.
by tttodisp
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

So it's up and running already then? Nice.
by tttodisp
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5
Replies: 100
Views: 59525

Re: New Control Point CP Indy at MP B501.5

Good point - let's hope you are right.