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NS Dispatcher changes

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:57 am
by LakeATCS
Toledo West abolished
Chicago East will become the Elkhart Desk and cover CP 479 to CP 320
Toledo Yard will become Toledo Terminal and will control CP 320 to CP281 as well as CP 289 to CP 281 to YD on the DR line

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:22 pm
by 9xs
do the channels change?. Also any peaches in the break room?

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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:57 am
by twropr
Are the train dispatchers still in Dearborn, or have they moved to Atlanta?
Andy

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:32 pm
by 9xs
Sounds like there's a dispatcher trainee at Chicago West with the two on conferece call between Dearborn and Atlanta

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:57 pm
by Fred
Still in Dearborn

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30 pm
by justalurker66
A post on another site states "Dearborn is supposed to move on or after 10/29."

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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:07 am
by 9xs
They're still in Dearborn, but there are now shadow desks in Atlanta where that dispatcher does the same thing, similar to RA and RB on CSX

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:15 pm
by 9xs
Chicago West now Chicago Terminal. Unclear of names on NKP side, was Chicago and Calumet Drawbridge

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:20 pm
by Saturnalia
9xs wrote:Chicago West now Chicago Terminal. Unclear of names on NKP side, was Chicago and Calumet Drawbridge

I like that name. Much better than "Chicago West".

"Chicago Terminal Dispatcher answering, over"

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:42 pm
by 9xs
It didn't make sense that Chicago West was still east of Chicago

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:07 pm
by justalurker66
Without the "east" a "west" makes less sense. I am glad that it ends a CP 482 and "terminal" doesn't cover the old Chicago East. Perhaps they should have called it Elkhart Terminal instead of Elkhart Desk.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:09 pm
by 9xs
The territory now ends at CP 479

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:27 pm
by Saturnalia
9xs wrote:The territory now ends at CP 479

So Chicago Terminal controls up to an including CP479?

So that would mean the Elkhart Desk controls up to but excluding CP479 until ???

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:39 pm
by 9xs
would be logical for the same dispatcher to control 479 and 482. This based on who the track inspectors are calling

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:19 pm
by justalurker66
9xs wrote:would be logical for the same dispatcher to control 479 and 482. This based on who the track inspectors are calling

Logic or reality? Hearing who is called for track permissions is a better indication. When the track work was being done in Elkhart over the past couple of years it was precise to the point where "Chicago East" controlled CP 421 and the track west of the interlocking and "Toledo West" controlled every inch of rail up to the CP (but not one inch of the CP). If "Chicago Terminal" is giving permission for trains to enter CP 479 it would be a change from the old division at the eastern limits of CP 482. (It would also be good for the radio to change for those three miles.)

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:45 pm
by justalurker66
9xs wrote:do the channels change?

FYI: The radio channels stayed the same in Elkhart ... with the defect detector continuing to transmit on both channels at the same time.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:39 pm
by Super Chief
Where's Roberta when we need her? Haven't heard her lately probably left them when her territory got 100 miles longer and were gonna have a meltdown at Elkhart with trains all over.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:27 pm
by 9xs
to be fair a broken rail did them in last night