INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

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INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby JStryker722 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:30 pm

I just saw this location in a DVD set I bought on the INRD and thought Id ask for future reference:

1. Who owns/maintains the diamond?
2. Whose traffic has priority?
3.How many trains pass through there on average?
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:25 pm

I'd also like to know. I've looked at this location on Google Earth before. Not only does it look like an interesting spot to catch both roads, but it also looks like a spot one could hang out without drawing much attention.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby chriiis » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:57 pm

This past summer INRD and ISRR entered an agreement where the INRD will haul the pittance of ISRR's traffic to Indu from Switz City and the ISRR will haul the INRD's traffic to NS via Oakland City (it had been going via LIRC).

The ISRR north of Switz City is essentially dead. (there's now an isolated local from Indy that goes as far as the warehouses in Mooresville, but nothing between Mooresville and Switz City)

The east end of the INRD is very predictable: Monday thru Friday I understand the HWSA and SAHW swap crews in Switz City about 6pm. On Saturdays only the SAHW will pass by a few hours earlier (1pm?) and on Sunday's only the HWSA will pass by a bit earlier, maybe 5pm? Most nights (6 times per week?) a rock train will roll thru between Bloomington and Merom, loads west one night, empties east the next- both thru Switz City loosely around 11pm. Theres also a local from from Jasonville the works as far as Bloomfield, maybe once or twice a week?

I am interested to know with what regularity the ISRR makes an appearance.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby JStryker722 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:23 pm

Im glad I wasnt the only one who'd like to know about this lol
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby BerkshireKid » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:00 pm

ISRR still has a customer in Martinsville. The north end consists of:
Indianapolis: Kid Glove Inc
Mooresville: Pacmoore, General Shale, Harris Rebar
Martinsville: Indy Step Saver
Between Martinsville and Switz City ISRR currently has storage cars at Silex and Worthington.

Switz City is a first come first serve diamond. All movements on either ISRR or INRD have to approach the diamond prepared to stop and swing the gate with a stop sign to allow movement.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby JStryker722 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:42 pm

Thanks for the info! :)
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:31 pm

chriiis wrote:Tand on Sunday's only the HWSA will pass by a bit earlier, maybe 5pm?


So only one train runs on Sundays? I was thinking about heading that way tomorrow. So are there any other good spots on the INRD where Im guaranteed to see movement?
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby JStryker722 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:09 pm

As far as I know,Senate Ave. terminal,Jasonville yard area/Linton diamond,and possibly local action in Terre Haute.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:44 am

Ok. Thinking about blowing it off now since they don't appear to run anything on the weekend.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby chriiis » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:23 pm

Most of the INRD's traffic is between Terre Haute thru Jasonville to Dugger, and much of it is coal.
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:39 pm

Does anyone know the approximate times and days of the Newton Turn, CN and INRD's joint service to Indy?
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Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Unread postby chriiis » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:25 am

trainjunkie47 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate times and days of the Newton Turn, CN and INRD's joint service to Indy?


See the thread "CN to Newton" in the Illinois section. http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25872
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