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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Just keeping the foamers happy :) lol special surprise for tomorrow, TSCR 8901(ICG paint SD70ACe) is leading TSCR 666(IC SD40-2).
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:34 pm

DT&I wrote:Just keeping the foamers happy :) lol special surprise for tomorrow, TSCR 8901(ICG paint SD70ACe) is leading TSCR 666(IC SD40-2).


Nice, all of the Monon main will be open tomorrow, so it will be a nice treat
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:40 pm

heartlandguy wrote:
DT&I wrote:Just keeping the foamers happy :) lol special surprise for tomorrow, TSCR 8901(ICG paint SD70ACe) is leading TSCR 666(IC SD40-2).


Nice, all of the Monon main will be open tomorrow, so it will be a nice treat

Good to hear. Keep the gr8 shots coming lol
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:02 pm

DT&I wrote:
heartlandguy wrote:
DT&I wrote:Just keeping the foamers happy :) lol special surprise for tomorrow, TSCR 8901(ICG paint SD70ACe) is leading TSCR 666(IC SD40-2).


Nice, all of the Monon main will be open tomorrow, so it will be a nice treat

Good to hear. Keep the gr8 shots coming lol


We will...lol. Especially since two large sections of the line have semaphores. Southbound 669 will definitely keep the railfans busy tomorrow...

The northbound trip wont be half bad either with the IC SD40-2.
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:22 pm

Those IC units are going fast DME & ICE are almost gone too. Only 3 GR&P left and 1 TBR. WC and OC&M are both gone. AA GP35's are still in orange and there are a few WSOR units left. EJE is almost gone too. I'm trying to keep repaints to a minimum now for the sake of the heritage. Plus paint isn't cheap lol
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:38 pm

DT&I wrote:Those IC units are going fast DME & ICE are almost gone too. Only 3 GR&P left and 1 TBR. WC and OC&M are both gone. AA GP35's are still in orange and there are a few WSOR units left. EJE is almost gone too. I'm trying to keep repaints to a minimum now for the sake of the heritage. Plus paint isn't cheap lol


Interesting. Sounds like those schemes are down to their final numbers. We've still got a TStL GP38-2 and 3 TC&P/OC GP38ACs bouncing around.
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:42 pm

heartlandguy wrote:
DT&I wrote:Those IC units are going fast DME & ICE are almost gone too. Only 3 GR&P left and 1 TBR. WC and OC&M are both gone. AA GP35's are still in orange and there are a few WSOR units left. EJE is almost gone too. I'm trying to keep repaints to a minimum now for the sake of the heritage. Plus paint isn't cheap lol


Interesting. Sounds like those schemes are down to their final numbers. We've still got a TStL GP38-2 and 3 TC&P/OC GP38ACs bouncing around.

Oh yea OC, we have 8 OC painted SD40T-2's roaming still. That's it for OC. TC&P is gone besides what you have. Those tunnel motors won't last very long either. Probably be sold before 2014.
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:51 pm

The entire Monon mainline to Louisville has re-opened today. A 15mph slow order is in affect for the area around Big Walnut Creek, but should be lifted by tomorrow. Busy day today, with several long trains are out handling traffic that has been delayed. There's also a coal train from last week ready to go for the MQT...

The biggest feature on the Monon though, is the appearance of today's ethanol train #669 off the TSCR. Power on the train is TSCR's Illinois Central Gulf heritage unit, leading a patched Illinois Central SD40-2. He's heading south in absolutely fantastic light, and railfans from all over IN, IL, and OH are flocking in this direction to get photos.

Trains on the Monon as of 5pm...
CL-1 at Salem; CIL 3349 (C40-8W), CIL 3306 (SD40-2), CIL 3321 (SD40-2)
LC-2 at Bedford; CIL 3327 (SD40-2), CIL 3310 (SD40-2)
CI-1 at Nora; CIL 3360 (C40-8W), CIL 2030 (SD38-2)
IC-2 at Monticello; CIL 3322 (SD40-2), CIL 3334 (SD45)
IL-1 at Brookston; CIL 3353 (C40-8W), CIL 2034 (SD38-2)
MCM-1 at Medaryville; CIL 1068 (OHCR paint* GP38AC), CIL 2007 (GP38E)
BL-1 at Leipsic; CP 6003 (SD40-2), NS 7523 (ES40DC)
T-MNB at Wilders; CIL 2021 (GP40E)
666 at Cedar Lake; CP 8524 (AC44CW), CP 9634 (AC44CW)
668 at New Albany; TSCR 9289 (C44-9W), TSCR 4430 (SD60)
669 at Linden; TSCR 8901** (ICG Heritage SD70ACe), TSCR 666 (IC paint, SD40-2)
824-23 at Greencastle; CIL 3390 (C420), CIL 3387 (C420), CIL 3341 (SD45)
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:41 pm

TSCR's ICG heritage unit is heading back north today, trailing on #668 behind TSCR 666, which retains it's black Illinois Central colors. Another nice treat today...

Also, a monster 833 is running north to MQT at West Olive, should be approaching CP Hoosier now.
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sat May 04, 2013 11:32 am

OCS Derby Train went south to Louisville yesterday afternoon. CIL 98-A and 99-A (F3As) and 10 business cars. Rainy derby day in Louisville, but the higher-ups were still excited for the event.

Trains on the Monon as of 11:30am...
I-CL1 at New Albany; CIL 3351 (C40-8W), CIL 603 (U23B), CIL 3346 (C40-8W)
A-LC2 at Bloomington; CIL 3359 (C40-8W), BNSF 4517 (C44-9W)
CL-1 at Monon; CIL 4000 (AC60CW), CIL 3308 (SD40-2)
CI-1 at Fair Oaks; CIL 3334 (SD45), CIL 3327 (SD40-2)
MCM-1 at CP Hoosier; CIL 1068 (GP38AC)
AC-2 at Crawfordsville; CSX 5371 (ES44DC), CSX 4738 (SD70MAC)
BL-1 at Cedar Lake; CP 6015 (SD40-2), CP 9657 (AC44CW)
430 (NB mty grain train) at Bedford; CIL 3386 (C420), CIL 3311 (SD40-2)
665 at Lafayette; UP 6743 (AC44CW), CIL 3340 (SD45)
"Alright, uh, get to a stop here and we'll order you a party bus for Lima" -12/30/16

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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Mon May 06, 2013 7:24 pm

Derby train heading back north to Chicago. Symbol is DRB-2 returning to home terminals in Hammond. CIL 99-A and 98-A with the 10 business cars, by Monon at 7:22pmEDT. Word is after this, that the OCS will be making sweeps on all lines with officials on board...
"Alright, uh, get to a stop here and we'll order you a party bus for Lima" -12/30/16

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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Mon May 13, 2013 8:24 pm

Coal trains will be back on normal schedule this week, with 824 running on Tuesday and 833 running on Wednesday, both bound for MQT. Transfers are back to normal, as well.

Roster Update: All 5 of the remaining MQTX GP35s have been returned to their leaser in Grand Rapids, MI.
CIL 1070 has been repainted out of its OHCR/TCP paint and into Monon's Black and Gold. Spotted outside the Hammond shops last evening.

TC&P paint remaining: 2 (1068, 1071)
TSt.L paint remaining: 1 (1075)
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Tue May 14, 2013 6:04 pm

The street running project in New Albany has been postponed until mid-June, due to the flooding that happened on the Monon in April.

Trains on the Monon as of 6pm...
CL-1 at New Albany; CIL 3357 (C40-8W), CIL 3307 (SD40-2)
LC-2 at Cloverdale; CIL 3315 (SD40-2), CIL 3328 (SD40-2)
IC-2 at Cedar Lake; CIL 3348 (C40-8W)
IL-1 at Lafayette; CIL 3332 (SD45), CIL 2007 (GP38E)
MCM-1 at Alida; CIL 1068 (TCP paint* GP38AC)
BL-1 at New Pekin; CP 8887 (ES44AC), CP 8881 (ES44AC)
824 at CP Hoosier; CIL 3389 (C420), CIL 3340 (SD45), CIL 3341 (SD45)
"Alright, uh, get to a stop here and we'll order you a party bus for Lima" -12/30/16

"He ain't one of them terrorists, is he?" "Nah, just some paparazzi. We never get them out here!" -03/12/19
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Thu May 16, 2013 8:53 pm

Some action on the Monon this evening as of 8:40pm. Couple bonuses in there in the form of trains off the MQT and TSCR. Off the TSCR, a pair of DTCX leaser lead an ethanol train, with a former Conrail C39-8 trailing in full CR blue paint. Look for it to come back north tomorrow possibly...

LC-2 at Brookston (in the siding); CIL 3359 (C40-8W), CIL 3310 (SD40-2)
IL-1 at Greencastle; CIL 3323 (SD40-2), CIL 3320 (SD40-2)
LI-2 at Salem; CIL 3333 (SD45)
LB-2 at Farabee; CEFX 1034 (AC44CW), CP 8832 (ES44AC)
CA-1 at Crawfordsville; CSX 7724 (C40-8W), CSX 7509 (C40-8)
834 at Reynolds; CIL 3342 (SD45), CIL 3339 (SD45)
669 at Cedar Lake; DTCX 935 (AC44CW), DTCX 7430 (CR paint* C39-8)
"Alright, uh, get to a stop here and we'll order you a party bus for Lima" -12/30/16

"He ain't one of them terrorists, is he?" "Nah, just some paparazzi. We never get them out here!" -03/12/19
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Mon May 27, 2013 10:42 am

OCS-2 leaving Indianapolis right now, CIL 98-A and 99-A plus all ten business cars. It was in town for the running of the Indianapolis 500...
"Alright, uh, get to a stop here and we'll order you a party bus for Lima" -12/30/16

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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:04 pm

The line from Monon to Chicago had some trees blocking the main last night after a squall line went through late last night. All trees and damages was cleared by this morning.

825 headed south for Bear Run Mine. Departing Lafayette after a crew change, CIL 3385 (C420) and CIL 3390 (C420) for power with 65 empties...
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:29 pm

You're alight with the MNTC sending their expo stuff north over your rails, right?
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:32 pm

MQT3001 wrote:You're alight with the MNTC sending their expo stuff north over your rails, right?


What all is he sending? Haven't really paid attention to the Steamfest thread...
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:03 pm

heartlandguy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:You're alight with the MNTC sending their expo stuff north over your rails, right?


What all is he sending? Haven't really paid attention to the Steamfest thread...

A bunch of steam stuff. We know the engineering works, just need permission. We will send two sd40-2s down Tuesday to take the train from the Chicago line right to gr, we will need a pilot for our crew however on the way back. We just want to send them down on the transfer of you can spot them at the interchange.
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Re: The Monon RR (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville)

Unread postby heartlandguy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:42 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
heartlandguy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:You're alight with the MNTC sending their expo stuff north over your rails, right?


What all is he sending? Haven't really paid attention to the Steamfest thread...

A bunch of steam stuff. We know the engineering works, just need permission. We will send two sd40-2s down Tuesday to take the train from the Chicago line right to gr, we will need a pilot for our crew however on the way back. We just want to send them down on the transfer of you can spot them at the interchange.


Yeah, that's fine with us. When is the steam stuff arriving? We'll bring your 40-2s down that afternoon and drop them in Alida, where the interchange is.
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