Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 am

B25 cleared 30W at 1am last night, different horn on the leader than the SD40-2 that had been running with a K5LA. They had maybe a dozen cars.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby NYCMan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:49 am

Heard from a friend at NS that this is only temporary, and these cars will commence in about 3-4 weeks to be going via Elkhart and Kalamazoo to Jackson. So, get your Kodak moments while you can. Since these trains have been running at night, remember to use infrared film or take a flash unit along!
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:05 am

B25 clear 32W with a mix of cars, scrap gons, tanks cars, and steel coils. 20 cars total. Interesting to see the mix.. I wish the timing was better as I can never get out to see them. 2 SD40-2's For power.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ben Higdon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks for the updates!
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:32 am

B25 back at 8:30am clear 30E with 2 SD40-2's and 2 steel coil cars.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:17 am

B25 clear 32W, 2 SD40-2's 3 mixed. I was able to film this edition, only the second time I have done this.

Cars were: loaded bulkhead flat (steel plates), covered hopper, covered hopper.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:03 am

B25 clear 32W, 2 SD40-2's, and 5 mixed. 3 CH's, 2 scrap gons, and a tank
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:06 am

B25 on Sunday had a GP38-2 leading an SD40-2 with a lengthy train, at least 20 cars clear 30W on 9/24 at 3am
B25 from Monday had unknown power clear 30W at 2:30am on 9/25
B25 yesterday had a LHF GP38-2 and 4 cars heading west clear 30W at 1:50am on 9/26. Returned lite power at 8:36am this morning
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ben Higdon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:18 am

Ypsi wrote:B25 on Sunday had a GP38-2 leading an SD40-2 with a lengthy train, at least 20 cars clear 30W on 9/24 at 3am
B25 from Monday had unknown power clear 30W at 2:30am on 9/25
B25 yesterday had a LHF GP38-2 and 4 cars heading west clear 30W at 1:50am on 9/26. Returned lite power at 8:36am this morning


Thanks for the update. I've been taking it slow driving through Depot Town on my morning commute hoping to catch them one of these days.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:57 am

B25 with NS 5264 LHF and 12 cars clear 30W at 1:54am. Actually filmed this one, nice RS3L on the former Conrail geep. This is the third and longest edition I've caught so far.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:50 am

B25 clear 30E lite power NS 5264
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:03 pm

B25 was clear 30E lite power SD40-2's at exactly 9am this morning.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:45 am

B25 clear 30E with 2 SD40-2's. This is the latest in the day I have seen them run East.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 am

B25 cleared 30W at 3am with a decent length train, sounded like 20-30 cars. Good length train. Should be back east after 351.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 am

B25 clear CP 28 EAST lite power SD40-2's.. not sure if they ran early WB or if this is yesterday's power going back.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:38 am

Would have been nice to call it B24. I know that is apparently a Burns Harbor local.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby AARR » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:52 am

Because 24 is the number of every sports uniform I ever wore 8)

DaveO wrote:Do you know why it would be nice to call it B24?


I may have missed the post to this question but what purpose does B25 serve? Does it switch any local customers?
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:21 am

Ypsi wrote:B25 clear CP 28 EAST lite power SD40-2's.. not sure if they ran early WB or if this is yesterday's power going back.


I thought I read somewhere on Facebook last week that this job was going to switch to Jackson/Wayne/Jackson, but still be an overnight job.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:23 pm

blueheron13 wrote:
Ypsi wrote:B25 clear CP 28 EAST lite power SD40-2's.. not sure if they ran early WB or if this is yesterday's power going back.


I thought I read somewhere on Facebook last week that this job was going to switch to Jackson/Wayne/Jackson, but still be an overnight job.


Interesting. If you see any information about this including call time and such that would neat. Could make for a WB after 351 some days or an earlier run east since it's normally lite power EB.
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Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Unread postby chapmaja » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:30 pm

blueheron13 wrote:
Ypsi wrote:B25 clear CP 28 EAST lite power SD40-2's.. not sure if they ran early WB or if this is yesterday's power going back.


I thought I read somewhere on Facebook last week that this job was going to switch to Jackson/Wayne/Jackson, but still be an overnight job.


We also heard this was going to be a temporary job and this traffic would be switched to the Elkhart-Kzoo-Jackson routing.

I think it would make more sense to run it from Jackson to Wayne and return, but its not my decision to make.
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