CSX's Plymouth Subdivision

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SD80MAC
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Re: CSX's Plymouth Subdivision

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At one point, I believe shortly after the Conrail merger, CSX had looked at connecting the GR Sub and Porter Branch seriously enough that they had engineering draw up plans for it. The plan required the GR Sub to curve more to the south starting at Locust St, tying in to the Chicago Line right at 8th St. A set of crossovers would have been installed/moved to facilitate trains crossing all the way over between the two. The plan would've required the demolition and or relocation of a few homes and businesses. Obviously, that never went beyond the blueprint phase.
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BRIDGE IT! Too much money but possible. Then you rely on no one but CSX who doesn't even run anything that I know of on that sub. NS does very little. Do the switches but then you still have NS to rely on.
If and when CP gets the KCS things could change. Always been my contention to do this and then throw in a connection at Willow Spring in the NW quadrant and run 326/327 that way too. Less NS all the way around.
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Re: CSX's Plymouth Subdivision

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Doktor No wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:15 pm
BRIDGE IT! Too much money but possible. Then you rely on no one but CSX who doesn't even run anything that I know of on that sub. NS does very little. Do the switches but then you still have NS to rely on.
If and when CP gets the KCS things could change. Always been my contention to do this and then throw in a connection at Willow Spring in the NW quadrant and run 326/327 that way too. Less NS all the way around.
South of Willow Creek, CSX runs traffic to and from the IHB on the Porter Branch. Q352, X200, along with coal and pet coke trains. North of Willow Creek, just Y129 that serves the steel plant on 149, along with a few NS trains.

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Re: CSX's Plymouth Subdivision

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i did not see this here, CP/csx would need PTC on the line costing millions as well, so there is a possible confliction
as we say on the garret sub for csx q003 and q004 clearin a signal Highball
Or on the plymouth Clear 49

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