Super Chief wrote:According to my sources 368 put some cars on the ground on the south freight lead just down from the depot. Im in Florida so can't verify. Now I'm told the north freight lead. Have tracks been moved more than inches? Video shows 2 cars being dragged west about a 100 yards. Trains are backed up to Millersburg.
tttodisp wrote:I saw a photo recently of the new signal bridges mounted for CP 426 (at least westbound). Are any others up in the area?
LakeATCS wrote:Replacements are pretty much up everywhere except for 421 and the already redone 419 to 412 segment.
NS has the contractors putting up the structures out a year to a year and a half ahead of the cut over crews.
tttodisp wrote:From what I understand about CP 421 changes with the crossovers moving to the west of their current location, this will require some tricky staging (probably in several phases) to be able to build the new stuff while still allowing movement in and out of the east end of the yard during construction.
tttodisp wrote:I am speculating that they will have to create temporary east end yard entry trackage to allow for reconstruction of the new trackage. It will be interesting to see how they do it.
justalurker66 wrote:tttodisp wrote:I am speculating that they will have to create temporary east end yard entry trackage to allow for reconstruction of the new trackage. It will be interesting to see how they do it.
I am expecting a temporary signal for at least Track 1 EB and the removal of the two "Main St" signals (EB next to Track 2, WB on the bridge) to be the first changes to the current working of CP 421. It sounds like most of the new plant will be west of the current limits of CP 421. Perhaps far enough west that the five tracks will become three west of 4th St (the current location of the Freight signals) or 6th St west of there.
Then at cut over everything is single tracked on Track 1 as Track 2 at 4th/6th St is connected to the current North Freight and the Coach Track is connected to the current South Freight (to become the new mains 1 and 2). Once that is done trains can flow on Track 2 and Track 3 while the new Track 1 alignment is put in place across Main St. Then the rest of the old work can be cleaned up.
Not to scale. The new interlocking is shown as a question mark since I do not know the exact layout - but it should be five tracks to the west and three tracks to the east.
tttodisp wrote:Based on info I have seen, I am expecting some like this for the final arrangement:
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