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Date: 04/15/19 18:16
Carbondale and Cobden, IL
Author: bodkin6071

This evening CN A432 and a grain empty met at Carbondale, IL. A432 had a NS DC to AC conversion second.

1-2. CN 2841 and NS 4179 with SB A432
3. CN 2942 on NB grain empty








Date: 04/15/19 18:19
Re: Carbondale and Cobden, IL
Author: bodkin6071

Chased the train 16 miles south to Cobden, to catch it on the hill.

4-5. A432 on Cobden Hill
6. NS 4179. The paint was afwfuly shiny. It had only been built 2 months before...



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Date: 04/15/19 20:21
Re: Carbondale and Cobden, IL
Author: robj

Nice elight at Cobden.

Whenever I see Cobden mentioned I remember 1964.

Bob
 



Date: 04/16/19 08:15
Re: Carbondale and Cobden, IL
Author: bodkin6071

Curious, 1964?

Whenever I go to Cobden I think of December 1973, when a northbound and southbound ICG had a nasty head-on collision here at this exact spot. One of the trains involved had a string of loaded coal hoppers. In fact if you look at the ground hard enough you can still find pieces of coal embedded in the ground. Pretty interesting.

robj Wrote:
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> Nice elight at Cobden.
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> Whenever I see Cobden mentioned I remember 1964.
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> Bob
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Date: 04/16/19 09:19
Re: Carbondale and Cobden, IL
Author: kevink

bodkin6071 Wrote:
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> Curious, 1964?

I knew this one on account of working on US 51 south of Carbondale way back at the start of my career.

See: http://www.thejournal-news.net/stories/remembering-the-1964-cobden-appleknockers,45701
 



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