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Hoosier State

Unread postby sp4380 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:00 pm

Going to be in the Chicago area next Saturday thru Monday.

What Route does the Hoosier State take into Chicago?

What are the best times and places to photograph it?

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Re: Hoosier State

Unread postby CSX_CO » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:47 am

Monon to Munster, former GTW to Thornton Jct, then former MoPsc/C&WI to CUS.

Scheduled train so follow AMTRAK timetable and their phone number/train tracker.
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Re: Hoosier State

Unread postby LakeATCS » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:25 am

CSX_CO wrote:Monon to Munster, former GTW to Thornton Jct, then former MoPsc/C&WI to CUS.


Correct except that depending on NS dispatcher preference. They can run the NS Chicago line between CP 518 and CUS. It is actually the more common routing.
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Re: Hoosier State

Unread postby sp4380 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:05 pm

The weather was not so good this weekend, so we did not attempt to catch the Hoosier State.
We did get a break Monday morning. So we decided to get some shots of Metra and Amtrak trains from the Roosevelt Road bridge. Low and Behold; tacked on to the rear of an Amtrak train was the Hoosier state with 2 locos and 4 cars including the full length dome. I can post the photos if someone can show me how.
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