Home Open Account Help 265 users online

Eastern Railroad Discussion > 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)


Date: 01/09/19 14:46
5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: bodkin6071

Went out for a little train hunting this afternoon after work. In one hour's time, caught 5 trains.

1. SB Amtrak 391 with IDTX 4609
2. NB manifest with CN 2260, GECX 7865 and CN 2128
3. CN 2128. Notice the two different styles of trucks... 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/19 14:47 by bodkin6071.








Date: 01/09/19 14:50
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: bodkin6071

4. The NB again, north of town.
5. NB coal empty with CN 3092.
6. CN 3109, DPU








Date: 01/09/19 14:56
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: bodkin6071

7. NB grain empty with CN 5778 and 5791.
8. Short NB Q197 with CN 3813. He was doing every bit of the speed limit thru town, which has since been raised, thanks in part to recent track work. Think its now 50?
9. CN 3024, DPU.








Date: 01/09/19 19:18
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: cabsignaldrop

I see CN finally welded the jointed rail that extended from North Carbondale about one mile south of there to around the automatic at 307.5 on main one.  Wonder if they did the same on main one at Centralia?  It sounded nice hitting that joined rail, especially on main one in Centralia as you could get some speed up.



Date: 01/09/19 20:47
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: MSE

What is the signicance of the logo, "CN 15"? 

That is a very good Amtrak locomotive. 

Great photos!



Date: 01/10/19 06:50
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: IC1038west

Great catches at C'dale and environs. Excellent angle showing the welds on Main 1 south of Dillingers crossing. Nice capture on image #7. CNIC should have bought all the EMD superfleet surplus power off of BNSF and kept the used motive power supply chain consistent. Nice post.



Date: 01/11/19 16:32
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: ns1000

I like Pic 7!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/19 16:33 by ns1000.



Date: 01/12/19 12:26
Re: 5 trains at Carbondale, IL today (1/9/19)
Author: BruceStikkers

What is the significance of the logo, "CN 15"? 

That was to celebrate CN as a private company on its 15th anniversary (sorry, forgot the year). They used to be a Candian government corporation.

Bruce Stikkers
St. Joseph, IL



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0714 seconds