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Re: NW Indiana PTC project.

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:07 am

The 5000ft view of CP 453 with crossovers ---
cp453-jun17th.jpg

I wish the "before" picture was better. I did not expect the "after" picture to be as good as it turned out. A comparison is below. The after picture is in better focus (I can read the mile marker) and the switch heaters are visible with the white tubes feeding the heat down to the switches.
cp453-compare.jpg
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Re: NW Indiana PTC project.

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:32 pm

Don't take the scenic route ---
cp501-June24-2100.png

Captured at the top of the hour - a route from track 1 east of CP 501 was cleared to track 1 west of CP 501 passing through a diverging route. As the train approached the route was taken down (at 10 past the hour). Then after five minutes the switches changed and a more direct route was cleared. The train passed through without diverging.

So, how bad would it have been if the train would have taken the diverging route? Too much risk of stringlining and a derailment? I am surprised that the switch cleared a 1-1 path that wasn't direct, but it would have worked on paper.
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