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Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:02 pm
by LakeATCS
It looks like there are some Lake division side changes.

75502180100202 is no more. This was the Lake Division machine that echoed the Dearborne machine.
I never understood why NS did that back in 2007. I guess CP was paying for it so why not take them for a ride and install two separate MCPs for the same Interlocking. They weren't even in the same location. 358 was down by the Diamond, but East Butler was up by the north switch by the high school.

Leaves me in a bit of a lurch though, as I was using that machine to power my side of the display.

West Butler is also cut over, I guess Lake was waiting on Dearborne here.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:58 pm
by justalurker66
Are the new antennas making it any easier to get a signal? The new antennas at CP 426/CP 423 certainly helped.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:16 pm
by LakeATCS
The changeover march moves on.

New CP 367 Waterloo 5/6
#3 power crossover has been installed at MP CD 366.8 for M1 to M2
#1 power crossover has been installed at MP CD 367.2 for M2 to M1

2W located to the right of the Main 1 Track on a high mast at MP CD 366.8
4W located to the left of the Main 2 Track on a high mast at MP CD 366.8
2E located to the left of the Main 1 Track on a high signal mast at MP CD 367.4
4E located to the right of the Main 2 Track on a high signal mast at MP CD 367.4

New automatics at 364

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:22 pm
by LakeATCS
5/7

New automatics at
369
371
373
375
377

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 pm
by justalurker66
Wow ... at this pace NS is about a month away from done (perhaps 6 weeks if they split CP 395 and CP 397 into different weeks).

Three CPs and eight intermediates to go. (399 and 401 will be replaced by a new intermediate at 400.)

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:46 am
by LakeATCS
Test address seen for 379 on 5/3

Skip from my servers last night caught a lot of the new stuff that doesn't have coverage.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:52 am
by tttodisp
I saw new 0202 addresses for what should be CP 320, 327, and 329.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
by GTW
I have noticed this past week that the intermediate signal between CP 419 and CP 412 are now approach lit.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 pm
by justalurker66
GTW wrote:I have noticed this past week that the intermediate signal between CP 419 and CP 412 are now approach lit.

I thought that was mentioned ... but it is hard to find a time when there isn't a train one one of the three tracks. :)

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:51 pm
by LakeATCS
CP 358 got reprogrammed.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:04 pm
by tttodisp
Good to know about CP 358. If you have any logs, that would be great.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:06 pm
by justalurker66
cp367-180513.jpg
The new eastbound CP 367 Waterloo.
wbutler-180513a.jpg
The new eastbound at West Butler.
wbutler-180513b.jpg
The new westbound at West Butler. Note that the signal is the same type for both tracks (3 over 2).

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:17 pm
by justalurker66
mp364-180513.jpg
Intermediates at MP 364

The Intermediates at 364 have a very short antenna tower (even the signal on track 1 is shorter than the signal on track 2).
The clue as to why the antenna is short is that there is an FCC tower ID number on the antenna tower.
(Walker/Rowe Waterloo Airport is on the north side of US 6. It is a grass field.)

Tower 1296898
mp364-180513m.jpg
Map from FCC Website

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:09 am
by LakeATCS
New automatics in service at 382 384 387 390 392 as of yesterday.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 am
by LakeATCS
No notice yet, but CP 379 is being cut over as I type.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:47 am
by tttodisp
Thanks - I see that. I am curious about the notice for the switch numbers, which originally don't match the current left to right numbering scheme.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:23 pm
by LakeATCS
Watch out for the K61 at the bottom of the adapter. That is the #2 and Kendalville terminal TK circuit

I may need to look at my switch numbers again. May explain some weirdness.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:59 pm
by tttodisp
1-2-3 left to right seems to be right. Any idea how often the route to the Kendallville terminal is used? That would confirm a lot of things, including what should be a 3WG for leaving the spur (NS probably calls it 6WG), since they should be able to line someone WB 2 1o 1 and come WB from the spur.

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:33 pm
by LakeATCS
tttodisp wrote:1-2-3 left to right seems to be right. Any idea how often the route to the Kendallville terminal is used? That would confirm a lot of things, including what should be a 3WG for leaving the spur (NS probably calls it 6WG), since they should be able to line someone WB 2 1o 1 and come WB from the spur.


They lined it during signal testing today. K23

K46 is your approach off the KT.
Otherwise, middle of the darn workday.

It does look like they could line the crossover and the KT at the same time. Dispatch used to complain that the local would effectively block #2 between 397 and 367

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

Unread postPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:58 pm
by justalurker66
A quick shot this afternoon ...
cp379-180520.jpg
CP 379


LakeATCS wrote:New automatics in service at 382 384 387 390 392 as of yesterday.

Are you sure? I saw bags on 384 and 387 (I did not look at the rest) and 383 is still in service.
mp383-180520.jpg
MP 383 Intermediates