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NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:16 pm
by LakeATCS
Based on an analysis of tonnages, train type & make-up, and stopping distances, certain freight trains starting on October 3rd will be designated and authorized by the Regional Vice President for test operation at intermodal train speeds in accordance with the Dearborn Division Timetable on the Chicago Line between CP 482 to CP 242 and between CP 240 to CP Drawbridge. Dearborn Division Timetable freight train speeds remain in effect between CP 242 and CP 240.

Additionally, for the purpose of these test operations, NS-1 rule L-238(f) Horsepower Per Ton (HPT) is suspended for these specific designated freight trains.
Supervision will conduct a job safety briefing with the crews of the designated test trains to include the speeds, locations, and method for the operation of the test trains. A supervisor will also accompany the crew on the test trains.
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Now brand it PACEMAKER and we will be happy

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm
by t.winx
any more information on this test? purpose, details, results?

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:04 am
by 9xs
Appears to be Precision Railroading

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:15 am
by esprrfan
They are almost all now 60MPH. Exceptions are HUTA are still 40 in restricted areas, Key trains are 50 and trains over 18,000 are 50 in addition if you have a 45MPH speed restricted car in you 60 mph freight your still a 45.

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:05 pm
by JoJames
Your not going to see the railroads spend the money for
class five FRA track standards.

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:41 pm
by 9xs
20N Chicago-Detroit had grain cars and stacks today

Re: NS FAST FREIGHT TEST.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:36 am
by esprrfan
9xs wrote:20N Chicago-Detroit had grain cars and stacks today
Those are carrying salt. Loads west empties east