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NS In Albion

Unread postby chapmaja » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:34 pm

I was working a college volleyball match in Albion tonight. As we were leaving, about 10:00 pm, I heard the horn of a train coming from the west and saw a headlight in the distance. I assumed it was Amtrak, but decided to wait at the crossing anyway. Low and behold here comes an EB NS freight. 2 locomotives, but i don't recall numbers, and 4 or 5 cars. Mostly boxcars (LRS reporting marks I think), and one tank car on the end.

What train would this have been? I assume it was heading back to Jackson as it appeared to be increasing speed as it was leaving Albion.
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Re: NS In Albion

Unread postby AARR » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:42 am

The Georgia-Pacific plant in Albion is one of the box car customers serviced from Jackson. I'm not sure if there are others.
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Re: NS In Albion

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:47 am

chapmaja wrote:I was working a college volleyball match in Albion tonight. As we were leaving, about 10:00 pm, I heard the horn of a train coming from the west and saw a headlight in the distance. I assumed it was Amtrak, but decided to wait at the crossing anyway. Low and behold here comes an EB NS freight. 2 locomotives, but i don't recall numbers, and 4 or 5 cars. Mostly boxcars (LRS reporting marks I think), and one tank car on the end.

What train would this have been? I assume it was heading back to Jackson as it appeared to be increasing speed as it was leaving Albion.


This would have likely been B22.
AARR is right, the boxcars were probably for Georgia Pacific.
The tank car likely came from Continental Carbonic Products (a dry ice manufacturer), which is adjacent to the Andersons.
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