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Date: 06/22/11 06:25
NS 955 OCS Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: dwi189

The NS 955 is Westbound on the West Slope....through Cresson at 8:50AM....4 F's and 11 cars....some pics....Dave Williams



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Date: 06/22/11 06:29
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: dwi189

A few more pics....Dave W.








Date: 06/22/11 06:31
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: dwi189

Good Luck out West...supposed to be bound for Ohio.....Dave Williams



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Date: 06/22/11 06:36
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: dwi189

CRSmurf reports the OCS through Conemaugh WB at 9:30AM....Dave W.



Date: 06/22/11 06:56
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: toledopatch

My guess is a staging move for next week's Chicago-Fort Wayne-Fostoria-Pittsburgh trip.



Date: 06/22/11 07:32
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: blphoto

Any word on if it will be coming through Cleveland, Ohio?



Date: 06/22/11 07:47
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: MDH

blphoto Wrote:
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> Any word on if it will be coming through
> Cleveland, Ohio?

It most likely will - I'd *guess* it'll take the waterlevel from Cleveland to Chicago as a positioning move for next week's OCS run and *probably* get to Cleveland this afternoon sometime. Note that those are both assumptions and not based on any further knowledge - hopefully we'll keep seeing updates here. Obviously the train could get delayed or parked somewhere or theoretically go a different route but through Cleveland and all the way to Chicago (or at least Elkhart) today seem like the most likely scenario to me. We'll see what happens...

Michael



Date: 06/22/11 07:47
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: Conrail4101

blphoto Wrote:
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> Any word on if it will be coming through
> Cleveland, Ohio?


O yea definitely thru Cleveland no doubt.

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Date: 06/22/11 07:50
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: richs

toledopatch Wrote:
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> My guess is a staging move for next week's
> Chicago-Fort Wayne-Fostoria-Pittsburgh trip.


Any specific business related reason for this route? And once into Bellevue, what route is likely, former NKP to the Chicago line at Vermilion? Clogggsville? or possibly the Sandusky line up to the Chicago line then east?
Rich S



Date: 06/22/11 07:55
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: toledopatch

richs Wrote:
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> toledopatch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My guess is a staging move for next week's
> > Chicago-Fort Wayne-Fostoria-Pittsburgh trip.
>
>
> Any specific business related reason for this
> route? And once into Bellevue, what route is
> likely, former NKP to the Chicago line at
> Vermilion? Cloggsville? or possibly the Sandusky
> line up to the Chicago line then east?

It's been reported for a while that NS is doing a tour of the CF&E between Chicago and Fort Wayne.

As for the second half, I'm not sure, but don't forget the Bellevue-Bucyrus-Pittsburgh possibility, too.



Date: 06/22/11 08:18
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: richs

toledopatch Wrote:
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> richs Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > toledopatch Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > My guess is a staging move for next week's
> > > Chicago-Fort Wayne-Fostoria-Pittsburgh trip.
> >
> >
> > Any specific business related reason for this
> > route? And once into Bellevue, what route is
> > likely, former NKP to the Chicago line at
> > Vermilion? Cloggsville? or possibly the
> Sandusky
> > line up to the Chicago line then east?
>
> It's been reported for a while that NS is doing a
> tour of the CF&E between Chicago and Fort Wayne.
>
> As for the second half, I'm not sure, but don't
> forget the Bellevue-Bucyrus-Pittsburgh
> possibility, too.


HELP.....the CF&E... Owned by CSX? Operated by RailAmerica? what is NS stake in the game?
RichS



Date: 06/22/11 08:26
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: Conrail4101

Any updates on where its at now?

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Date: 06/22/11 08:31
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: toledopatch

I've received an e-mail stating that the outbound crew at Conway (Pittsburgh) is ordered for 12:15 p.m., so it's still too early to get your knickers into a knot about its time through Cleveland. Not that the weather in northern Ohio is particularly encouraging, anyway.



Date: 06/22/11 08:41
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: jerryheng

Patch is right. Willoughby has sun in and out of heavy clouds. - Jerry



Date: 06/22/11 09:00
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: blphoto

Weather is never an issue for a die hard chaser.... : ) Thanks for any and all updates...



Date: 06/22/11 09:37
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: scraphauler

richs Wrote:
> HELP.....the CF&E... Owned by CSX? Operated by
> RailAmerica? what is NS stake in the game?
> RichS

Norfolk Southern has trackage rights across the CF&E, and I believe NS dispatches the CF&E either under contract with RailAmerica and/or left over from their brief ownership(?) of the line.



Date: 06/22/11 10:59
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: toledopatch

scraphauler Wrote:
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> richs Wrote:
> > HELP.....the CF&E... Owned by CSX? Operated by
> > RailAmerica? what is NS stake in the game?
> > RichS
>
> Norfolk Southern has trackage rights across the
> CF&E, and I believe NS dispatches the CF&E either
> under contract with RailAmerica and/or left over
> from their brief ownership(?) of the line.

Actually, I believe the dispatching is a legacy of Conrail's control from the dispatch office in Green Tree, near Pittsburgh. CSX never bothered to relocate the dispatchers to one of its centers while it was running the line, and RailAmerica appears happy to contract out that service.

I'm not totally sure that the office-car train will run the CF&E on this trip, but that was the way it was listed in a memo that I got a copy of. It could have changed since then.



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Date: 06/22/11 11:00
Re: NS 955 Westbound through Cresson 8:50AM....
Author: Conrail4101

toledopatch Wrote:
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> I've received an e-mail stating that the outbound
> crew at Conway (Pittsburgh) is ordered for 12:15
> p.m., so it's still too early to get your knickers
> into a knot about its time through Cleveland. Not
> that the weather in northern Ohio is particularly
> encouraging, anyway.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of this 955?

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Date: 06/22/11 11:03
Re: NS 955 Westbound / progress report
Author: toledopatch

blphoto Wrote:
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> Weather is never an issue for a die hard
> chaser.... : ) Thanks for any and all
> updates...


Sunny now in Toledo, but anvil clouds starting to build to the west, and some thundershowers in southeast Michigan on the radar. Should be a bouncy afternoon in these parts. The photo ops will either be really poor, or spectacular.

Edited to add: That assumes the train gets here in a timely manner. I just got an update, third-hand, that as of 2:00 PM (14:00) it had not yet departed West Conway, Pa.



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Date: 06/22/11 11:56
Re: NS 955 Westbound / progress report
Author: blphoto

Any new news?



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