NS Kankakee work

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NS Kankakee work

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Effective 9/25/2017, at 9:00 a.m.
A New Control Point CP St. John at MP LK 14.60 will be placed in service.
This will be controlled signals on Norfolk Southern and an Automatic diamond on CSX.

NS Westward Home signal 2WA is adjacent to the right of Main Track at MP LK 14.60
NS Eastward Home signal 2EA is adjacent to the right of Main Track at MP LK 14.60

Effective 9/25/2017 at 9:00 AM,
A New Control Point CP Highland at MP LK 7.20 will be placed in service.

NS Westward Home signal 2WA is adjacent to the left of Main Track at MP LK 7.20
NS Westward Home signal 2WD is adjacent to the right of Siding Track at MP LK 7.20
NS Eastward Home signal 2EA is adjacent to the right of Main Track at MP LK 7.20

Effective Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM,
MP LK 10.30 – Hartsdale Connection
The hand throw switch located at the Hartsdale Connection MP LK 10.30 will have the Electric Lock removed from serviced and retired. Trains and engines must not clear in this switch.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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I would expect that when CN completes their PTC work on the South Bend Sub, NS will get a view of Hays (and hopefully on the air).

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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I would imagine so.

You also have Belshaw and Schnieder to go on air. Schnieder is a complicated one.

Somewhere out west on the Kanakee should be a CTC island. Need to do some google earth searching.

Along that lines I imagine that Fort Wayne, West Spriggsboro, CN Crossing gets upgraded too with a display.
Boy that place has more names for it lol.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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There are no CTC islands on the Kankakee Branch at this point in time.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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tttodisp wrote:There are no CTC islands on the Kankakee Branch at this point in time.
That is right. The new siding out there was a signaled spring switch affair

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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75501710330202

I wonder if that is CP Highland

75501710360202 is the previously activated. CP Austin

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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Now we have 7550171031020 on.

That must be St. John As the Laporte receiver isn't getting it. But something on the Chicago gator is.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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75501710310202 CP St John
75501710330202 CP Highland
75501710360202 CP Austin

Funny though. Someone forgot to set the number of bits on CP St John. 256 bits. LOL.

The days of different sized inter lockers machines for different sized plants are gone. One size fits all. Thanks to computerization and computers that can address gigabytes. Today it's just tell the computer how many bits you want and connect the IO board (adapter) to the various inputs. Now of course the IO board comes in different input sizes. But you can expand it later by adding more IO ports.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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March 27th. NS retired the 16E and 16W signals on the Kankakee line.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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16E and 16W presumably just south of St. John? I wonder if they are just spacing out the intermediate signals?

Any idea what happened to Highland on ATCS?

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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tttodisp wrote:16E and 16W presumably just south of St. John? I wonder if they are just spacing out the intermediate signals?

Any idea what happened to Highland on ATCS?
No clue, unless they put it on CH6 that the whiting server can't grab.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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I saw a couple of controls from 75501700340202 overnight.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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First decent skip of the season last night.

My servers were catching some stuff you probably need. I will send you some logs.

But it looks like 034 is CP Belshaw

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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Here is the skip I saw in Elkhart ...
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Re: NS Kankakee work

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High land is back on. At 12:07 it blasted a load of Define Capabilities stuff, and then started yacking away.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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CNIC replaced the KX machine in Kankakee on 8/29

NS side got new signals. Nothing crazy here.

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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75501710290202 machine online and yacking away.

Might this be CP Schneider?

40 bits

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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Actually I think its Hays. The Kankakee/CN/GTW crossing

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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75501710350202 seen a few times on BCP only...

Looks like CP Schneider perhaps?

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Re: NS Kankakee work

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Did you see any data or only a baseline message? I see it in my database, but without data.

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