NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

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Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

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It looks like there are some Lake division side changes.

75502180100202 is no more. This was the Lake Division machine that echoed the Dearborne machine.
I never understood why NS did that back in 2007. I guess CP was paying for it so why not take them for a ride and install two separate MCPs for the same Interlocking. They weren't even in the same location. 358 was down by the Diamond, but East Butler was up by the north switch by the high school.

Leaves me in a bit of a lurch though, as I was using that machine to power my side of the display.

West Butler is also cut over, I guess Lake was waiting on Dearborne here.

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Are the new antennas making it any easier to get a signal? The new antennas at CP 426/CP 423 certainly helped.

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The changeover march moves on.

New CP 367 Waterloo 5/6
#3 power crossover has been installed at MP CD 366.8 for M1 to M2
#1 power crossover has been installed at MP CD 367.2 for M2 to M1

2W located to the right of the Main 1 Track on a high mast at MP CD 366.8
4W located to the left of the Main 2 Track on a high mast at MP CD 366.8
2E located to the left of the Main 1 Track on a high signal mast at MP CD 367.4
4E located to the right of the Main 2 Track on a high signal mast at MP CD 367.4

New automatics at 364

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5/7

New automatics at
369
371
373
375
377

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Wow ... at this pace NS is about a month away from done (perhaps 6 weeks if they split CP 395 and CP 397 into different weeks).

Three CPs and eight intermediates to go. (399 and 401 will be replaced by a new intermediate at 400.)

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Test address seen for 379 on 5/3

Skip from my servers last night caught a lot of the new stuff that doesn't have coverage.

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I saw new 0202 addresses for what should be CP 320, 327, and 329.

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I have noticed this past week that the intermediate signal between CP 419 and CP 412 are now approach lit.

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GTW wrote:I have noticed this past week that the intermediate signal between CP 419 and CP 412 are now approach lit.
I thought that was mentioned ... but it is hard to find a time when there isn't a train one one of the three tracks. :)

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CP 358 got reprogrammed.

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Good to know about CP 358. If you have any logs, that would be great.

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The new eastbound CP 367 Waterloo.
The new eastbound CP 367 Waterloo.
The new eastbound at West Butler.
The new eastbound at West Butler.
The new westbound at West Butler. Note that the signal is the same type for both tracks (3 over 2).
The new westbound at West Butler. Note that the signal is the same type for both tracks (3 over 2).

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Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

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Intermediates at MP 364
Intermediates at MP 364
The Intermediates at 364 have a very short antenna tower (even the signal on track 1 is shorter than the signal on track 2).
The clue as to why the antenna is short is that there is an FCC tower ID number on the antenna tower.
(Walker/Rowe Waterloo Airport is on the north side of US 6. It is a grass field.)

Tower 1296898
Map from FCC Website
Map from FCC Website

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New automatics in service at 382 384 387 390 392 as of yesterday.

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No notice yet, but CP 379 is being cut over as I type.

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Thanks - I see that. I am curious about the notice for the switch numbers, which originally don't match the current left to right numbering scheme.

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Watch out for the K61 at the bottom of the adapter. That is the #2 and Kendalville terminal TK circuit

I may need to look at my switch numbers again. May explain some weirdness.

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1-2-3 left to right seems to be right. Any idea how often the route to the Kendallville terminal is used? That would confirm a lot of things, including what should be a 3WG for leaving the spur (NS probably calls it 6WG), since they should be able to line someone WB 2 1o 1 and come WB from the spur.

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tttodisp wrote:1-2-3 left to right seems to be right. Any idea how often the route to the Kendallville terminal is used? That would confirm a lot of things, including what should be a 3WG for leaving the spur (NS probably calls it 6WG), since they should be able to line someone WB 2 1o 1 and come WB from the spur.
They lined it during signal testing today. K23

K46 is your approach off the KT.
Otherwise, middle of the darn workday.

It does look like they could line the crossover and the KT at the same time. Dispatch used to complain that the local would effectively block #2 between 397 and 367

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Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

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A quick shot this afternoon ...
CP 379
CP 379
LakeATCS wrote:New automatics in service at 382 384 387 390 392 as of yesterday.
Are you sure? I saw bags on 384 and 387 (I did not look at the rest) and 383 is still in service.
MP 383 Intermediates
MP 383 Intermediates

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