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Penn Central Southern Region

Unread postby conrailman75 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:42 pm

Penn Central Southern Region controls lines in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and consists of the Columbus, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and St. Louis divisions. This region pretty much duplicates the old original Penn Central's Southern Region, but retains a whole bunch of lines that got abandoned. I will try to post train symbols as I discuss each division and the lines controlled by it. Each division will be a separate reply by me in this thread, so keep reading :)
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Columbus Division

Unread postby conrailman75 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Penn Central's Columbus Division is headquartered in Columbus, OH and the biggest yard in the division is Buckeye yard, which PC got as part of the Conrail split. The old site of Columbus Union Station is now a small transfer yard with the towers still around it(I ignored the fact that Columbus built a convention center there instead). Now for a list of the rail lines on the division:

Mainline Columbus to Pittsburgh(ex PRR Pan Handle line)
Columbus division jurisdiction runs from Uhrich, OH to Columbus
line is double track(#1 is eastbound, #2 is westbound)
PC purchased control of line from Newark to Columbus(old C&N) from CSX back in 2003
Trains
Mail 44/Mail 45
TV20/TV21
CIPI/PICI - Cincinnati to Pittsburgh
COPI/PICO - Columbus to Pittsburgh
CYPI/PICY - Chicago yard(59th St) to Pittsburgh

Mainline Columbus to Bradford(ex PRR Pan Handle)
line is double track Joyce Ave to Front Street
Single track Front Street to Olentangy
Double track Olentangy to Bradford(#1 Eastbound, #2 Westbound)
short stretch of triple track Rice to West Rice
Trains
Mail 44/Mail 45
TV20/TV21
TV210/TV211
BNCO/COBN - BNSF to Columbus
SLCO/COSL - St. Louis to Columbus
CHCO/COCH - Chicago(55th St) to Columbus

Springfield Branch(ex NYC)
Springfield, OH to Indianapolis, IN
all single track, dispatched by train orders
Trains
WLSP-1(local) - Springfield to Lynn, IN
WIIN-5(local) - Indianapolis to Lynn, IN
the two local trains exchange cars at Lynn and return to their respective locations
COIN/INCO - Indianapolis to Columbus
SPIN/INSP - Indianapolis to Springfield

Mainline London to Xenia and Dayton(ex PRR)
Line is single track, dispatched by trainorders
Most trains turn at Xenia and head down to Cincinnati
Trains
WLDY-1(local) - Dayton to Xenia and return
TOCI/CITO - Cincinnati to Toledo
PICI/CIPI - Pittsburgh to Cincinnati
COCI/CICO - Columbus to Cincinnati
CODY/DYCO - Dayton yard to Columbus
WLCO-1(local) Columbus to Xenia and return

Mainline Columbus to Dayton(ex NYC)
Double track Columbus to London
single track London to CP Plum
double track CP Plum to CP West End
single track CP West End to Cold Springs
double track Cold Springs to Tates Point(Dayton)
Trains
COIN/INCO - Columbus to Cold Springs
PICI/CIPI - runs Columbus to London
COCI-X/CICO-X(extra Columbus to Cincinnati) - Columbus to Dayton
CODY/DYCO - Dayton yard to Columbus(runs Columbus to London)
CODA/DACO - Dayton to Columbus
WLCO-1(local) - Columbus to London

Mainline West Manchester to Richmond(ex PRR)
double track Richmond to New Paris
single track New Paris to West Manchester
dispatched by trainorders
Trains
CICY/CYCI - Chicago yard(59th st) to Cincinnati
COFW/FWCO - Columbus to Ft. Wayne
CIGR/GRCI - Cincinnati to Grand Rapids
CIJA/JACI - Cincinnati to Jackson
CIFW/FWCI - Cincinnati to Ft. Wayne
CICH/CHCI - Chicago(55th St) to Cincinnati
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St. Louis division

Unread postby conrailman75 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Penn Central's St. Louis division is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and the biggest yard on the line is Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis, which my PC grew into a very large yard close to the size of CSX's ex CR Avon yard. Now for the list of lines:

Mainline Davis to Preston(ex PRR from Indy to Terre Haute)
mostly single track except for a couple stretches of double track
first one East Alameda to Limedale and Prairie to Chase
Trains
COSL/SLCO - St. Louis to Columbus(runs Davis to Terre Haute)
CISL/SLCI - Cincinnati to St. Louis
INSL/SLIN - Indianapolis to St. Louis
TV15/TV16

Vincennes Secondary(ex PRR)
runs Rincon Jct. to Vincennes
single track, dispatched by train orders
Trains
INVI/VIIN - Vincennes to Indianapolis

Mainline Preston to Lenox(ex NYC)
runs Preston(Terre Haute) to Lenox(near St. Louis)
mostly single track with a couple double track stretches
double track Preston to CP Ringo and CP235 to Lenox
Trains
COSL/SLCO - St. Louis to Columbus
CISL/SLCI - St. Louis to Cincinnati
INSL/SLIN - St. Louis to Indianapolis
TV15/TV16

Petersburg Secondary
runs Kraft(Indianapolis) to Evansville
all single track, dispatched by train orders
Trains
INVI/VIIN - Indy to Vincennes(runs Kraft to Rincon Jct)
INEV/EVIN - Indy to Evansville
plus lots of coal extras

AW&W Secondary
single track
runs Oak to AW&W RR

Louisville Branch
runs Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
INCS/CSIN - Indianapolis to CSX(Louisville)
TV17/TV18

Lynnville Secondary
single track
runs Buckskin to Lynnville
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Indianapolis Division

Unread postby conrailman75 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:07 pm

Penn Central Indianapolis Division, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. Biggest yard is Hawthorne yard again, with other important yards in Richmond and Logansport, IN. Onto the list of lines:

I&F Branch(ex PRR)
Runs Indy to Logansport
single track with short stretch of double track Davis to West Street
dispatched by trainorders
Trains
SLCO/COSL - St. Louis to Columbus(runs Davis to Logansport)
HACY/CYHA - Hawthorne yard to Chicago yard(59th st)
INLO/LOIN - Logansport to Indianapolis
Mail 91/Mail 92
TV21/TV20

Mainline Logansport to Bradford(ex PRR)
runs Logansport to Bradford
mostly single track Logansport to Union City
double track Union City to Bradford
single track is dispatched by trainorders
Trains
CYPI/PICY - Chicago yard(59th st) to Pittsburgh
SLCO/COSL - St. Louis to Columbus
CHCO/COCH - Columbus to Chicago(55th st)
TV210/TV211

Mainline Richmond to Indianapolis(ex PRR)
runs Newman(Richmond) to Indianapolis(Hawthorne yard)
double track(#1 Eastbound, #2 Westbound)
Trains
TV2/TV1
CHIN/INCH - Indy to Chicago(55th st)
GRIN/INGR - Grand Rapids to Indianapolis
FWIN-X/INFW-X(extra Ft. Wayne to Indy)
FWIN/INFW - Ft. Wayne to Indy
WIRI(local) runs Richmond to Indy and return

Mainline Indy to Ansonia(ex CR Big Four line; CSX trackage rights)
this is the list of trains that run on CSX trackage rights on the Big Four
Trains
TOIN-X/INTO-X(extra Toledo to Indy) runs Indy to Ansonia
PIIN/INPI - Indy to Pittsburgh(runs Indy to Ansonia)
TOIN/INTO - Indy to Toledo(runs Indy to Ansonia)
JAIN/INJA - Indy to Jackson(runs Indy to Ansonia)
ELIN/INEL - Elkhart to Indianapolis(runs Indy to Anderson)

Marion Branch(ex NYC)
runs Anderson to Elkhart
single track, dispatched by train orders south of Marion, CTC from Marion to Elkhart
Trains
ELIN/INEL - Indy to Elkhart

Northern Branch(ex NYC)
runs Van Wert to Ansonia
single track, dispatched by train orders
Trains
TOIN-X/INTO-X(extra Toledo to Indy)
TOIN/INTO - Indy to Toledo
PIIN/INPI - Indy to Pittsburgh
JAIN/INJA - Jackson to Indy
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Re: Penn Central Southern Region

Unread postby conrailman75 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm

I lost my papers on the Cincinnati division, so I'm going to by memory here.

The Penn Central Cincinnati division is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and the largest yard is down in Cincinnati. Here is the list of lines(no train symbol lists due to not being able to find the paperwork)

C&X Branch(ex PRR)
runs Cincinnati to Xenia
all single track, dispatched by trainorders

Carlisle Branch(ex NYC)
runs West Manchester to Carlisle
all single track, dispatched by trainorders

Mainline Dayton to Cincinnati(ex NYC)
runs Dayton to Sharonville yard Cincinnati
double track, all CTC
shared trackage rights with NS

Mainline Cincinnati to Chicago(ex NYC)
runs Cincinnati to Indianapolis to Kankakee, IL
mostly single track, dispatched by trainorders

Whitewater Running Track(ex NYC)
runs Valley Jct. to Beesons
all single track, dispatched by trainorders

Beesons Branch(ex NKP)
bought from NW back in the 70's
runs Cambridge City to Beesons
all single track, dispatched by Block control

I think that was all the lines in my Cincinnati Division, now I just have to remember what trains ran on what lines and recreate those timetable pages again :)
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Re: Penn Central Southern Region

Unread postby conrailman75 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:03 pm

Trains on the Southern Region at 7:00pm

PIIN-7 arriving at Hawthorne yard Indianapolis
SPIN-7 is at Mohawk, IN
COIN-7 is approaching High Street tower in Columbus, OH
CICO-7X is at Springfield, OH
TV18 is at Southport, IN
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