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PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:13 pm
by LakeATCS
Effective 12:01pm Today.

NS will begin operation of the PTC system between CP-518 to CP-453.

It won't be all trains. Excluded are any trains with a leader that isn't PTC equipped.

Should be interesting!

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 pm
by LakeATCS
And now a second notice on the PTC stuff.

ONLY trains 30Q and 31Q will be operated with the PTC system active.

Even when all trains are being operated on PTC, the following will be excluded.

Trains with a foreign loco
Trains with 15 cars or less.
Movements with only locomotives (no cars)

Trains operating on PTC mode, must fill out a PTC Post Trip Form

Isn't 30Q and 31Q a Elkhart to Calumet junk interchange freight? Guess an easy to train to keep PTC enabled stuff on that no one gives a rats arse about delaying LOL.

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:21 am
by justalurker66
LakeATCS wrote:Effective 12:01pm Today.

NS will begin operation of the PTC system between CP-518 to CP-453.

It won't be all trains. Excluded are any trains with a leader that isn't PTC equipped.

Should be interesting!
I wonder if this will be extended east to CP-421 or CP-412 once CP-437 is cut over?

I also note that CP-453 is in LaPorte County. CP-448 is in St Joseph County (along with CP-437 and CP-435 with CP-426 at the Elkhart county line).

It is good to see NS start using the new equipment.

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:52 pm
by tttodisp
CP 448 needs to be updated too, I believe.

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:19 pm
by 9xs
not today. 31Q ran with all CN power

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:04 pm
by LakeATCS
PTC is now enabled from CP 518 to CP 426, but again only for trains 30Q and 31Q

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:06 pm
by justalurker66
One more county (plus a few hundred feet). Thanks for the update.

Re: PTC ENABLED. CP 518 to CP 453 CHICAGO LINE

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:21 am
by LakeATCS
34J and 35J now added to the PTC using trains.