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Date: 01/10/21 10:27
Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: DTWilson

Earlier in the morning we spotted a string of BNSF grain cars and a lone BSNF unit facing west in the yard at Cumberland, MD. I assumed it was the G124 and the lead power must have needed service and was taken off the train. A check around the shops didn't turn up anything in the way of foreign road power.

Fast forward to the mid afternoon when we catch radio traffic from the "BB" dispatcher about a grain train coming down the hill... Hearing the grain train calling signals as the G124, I'll assume they had to double the train into Cumberland.

1) At the Valley Street Crossing, G124-07 arriving in Cumberland, MD with what we now know is the rear cut of cars for their train.

2) G124 eastbound between the west hump and Mexico Farms in Cumberland.

3) Headend stopped at their DP unit to make sure communicate is still established between the headend and DP.

... More to Follow ...








Date: 01/10/21 10:32
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: DTWilson

1) Headend power cut away from the rear section that is still on the main (right) as they prepare to pull the 1st section and DP unit out of the yard.

2) At North Branch the power shoves the 1st, section back to double the train.The inbound crew assisted the outbound crew with doubling the train and knocking the brakes off the rear section.

3) All together and heading east.... DP power on G124-07.

Thank You ...

Tim W.
 








Date: 01/10/21 10:54
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: Tom1of5

Great stuff Tim.
What is the BB dispatcher?



Date: 01/10/21 11:09
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: Curt

Only reference to "BB" in that area is the Bud Board, and old Budweisser billboard that used to be on the outskirts of town.



Date: 01/10/21 11:16
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: mully

Are these the grain trains that go to Strasburg Va ?

Gary

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Date: 01/10/21 12:31
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: DTWilson

Curt Wrote:
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> Only reference to "BB" in that area is the Bud
> Board, and old Budweisser billboard that used to
> be on the outskirts of town.

"BB " refers to one of the Dispatcher Desks for the Baltimore Division. "BB" covers the Cumberland Terminal and parts of other sub divisions in and around Cumberland, MD.

Tim W.


 



Date: 01/10/21 12:32
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: DTWilson

Tom1of5 Wrote:
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> Great stuff Tim.
> What is the BB dispatcher?

"BB " refers to one of the Dispatcher Desks for the Baltimore Division. "BB" covers the Cumberland Terminal and parts of other sub divisions in and around Cumberland, MD.

Tim W.
 



Date: 01/10/21 12:32
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: DTWilson

mully Wrote:
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> Are these the grain trains that go to Strasburg Va
> ?
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone

I'm not sure, but I beleive that to be correct.



Date: 01/10/21 14:40
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: jmbreitigan

On 12/20 I saw a BNSF grain train with two BNSF leaders in the Confluence, PA.area on the Keystone Sub. I did not catch the symbol. Probably a safe bet that this train was also a G124. Now I have a symbol for my records. 
As always your coveraage is top notch.
John



Date: 01/10/21 14:55
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: mp208

Train goes to Winchester,VA.. wheat used to make spaghetti/macaroni products



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/21 15:52 by mp208.



Date: 01/10/21 15:57
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: mully

Thanks!! How often do they get these unit trains ?

Gary

mp208 Wrote:
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> Train goes to Winchester,VA.. wheat used to make
> spaghetti/macaroni products

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Date: 01/11/21 08:10
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: Tom1of5

Thanks Tim,
I must say the Bud billboard answer is much more colorful.
I do remember it.



Date: 01/11/21 08:48
Re: Must of doubled into Cumberland - 09 January 2021
Author: globalethanol

The bb dispatcher controls from weverton to connellsville and also the shenendoah sub. I heard empties ready to come out on the shenendoah sub on thursday night. There was bnsf power running around brunswick last week

Twl

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