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Date: 11/27/22 05:35
#50 in service disruption
Author: P

On a huge travel day today, the EB Cardinal is showing a service disruption.  Can't find out why.  Anyone have any insight?



Date: 11/27/22 05:42
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: IAMTRAKN2

Vehicle strike east of IND at MP 91.9.



Date: 11/27/22 06:24
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: KansasCityChief

it departed 45 min late from ind



Date: 11/27/22 06:32
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: joemvcnj

Connersville and on eastward: 5-1/2 hours late. 



Date: 11/27/22 10:35
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: chess

P Wrote:
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> On a huge travel day today, the EB Cardinal is
> showing a service disruption.  Can't find out
> why.  Anyone have any insight?
Yet the consist remains the same as always. A measly 2 coaches, 1 cafe car, 1 sleeper, and 1 baggage/dorm or just baggage car. 



Date: 11/27/22 11:12
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: P

IAMTRAKN2 Wrote:
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> Vehicle strike east of IND at MP 91.9.

Where is MP 91.9? I couldn't find any information on this incident after a search

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Date: 11/27/22 11:59
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: Heath_Tower

P Wrote:
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> IAMTRAKN2 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Vehicle strike east of IND at MP 91.9.
>
> Where is MP 91.9? I couldn't find any information
>
on this incident after a search
>
> Posted from Android

Info from WTHR in Indy:
 
https://fox59.com/news/2-dead-after-train-crashes-into-car-in-rush-county/


Article says the accident happened in Arlington, IN at County Road 700-W. Arlington is MP 92, 91.9 is just east of town.

CSX timetable shows 60 MPH speed limit for passenger trains, and they do every bit of that. Was a heckuva a crash for sure,
sadly with 2 fatalities in the vehicle.
 



Date: 11/27/22 12:00
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: cabsignaldrop

Somewhere between Arlington and Gwynnesville, Indiana. About 30 or so miles east of Indianapolis just off US 52. Lots of unprotected crossings on this line. Track is arrow straight in the area with a speed limit of 60MPH.

Heath_Tower posted same time as me and had better details. I've ridden through here many times, all at night.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/27/22 12:02 by cabsignaldrop.



Date: 11/27/22 12:14
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: Heath_Tower

cabsignaldrop Wrote:
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> Somewhere between Arlington and Gwynnesville,
> Indiana. About 30 or so miles east of Indianapolis
> just off US 52. Lots of unprotected crossings on
> this line. Track is arrow straight in the area
> with a speed limit of 60MPH.
>
> Heath_Tower posted same time as me and had better
> details. I've ridden through here many times, all
> at night.
> Posted from Android

One of my cheap thrills, when I lived on the east side of Indianapolis, was to drive out to a location by the tracks west of Rushville and watch either #50 or #51
roll through, and watch the Cardinal at 60 MPH, the rush of the train passing by briefly and seeing 2 marker lites with a remant of diesel exhaust in the air.

This vehicle strike probably woke up the entire town of Arlington. Sympathy for the victims and their families.

 



Date: 11/27/22 12:33
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: cabsignaldrop

Heath_Tower wrote
> One of my cheap thrills, when I lived on the east
> side of Indianapolis, was to drive out to a
> location by the tracks west of Rushville and watch
> either #50 or #51
> roll through, and watch the Cardinal at 60 MPH,
> the rush of the train passing by briefly and
> seeing 2 marker lites with a remant of diesel
> exhaust in the air.
>
> This vehicle strike probably woke up the entire
> town of Arlington. Sympathy for the victims and
> their families.
>
>  
Yep that was/is a neat stretch of railroad. Had semaphores and B&O CPL's until fairly late. Paralleled an old interurban ROW. You can certainly see the train coming for miles, and with the right conditions, hear it blowing for crossings for many miles.

In my younger years this was a frequent treat to ride or follow 50/51 from Cincinnati to Indianapolis. Dad would pick up a sack of White Castles, coffee and we'd wait to hear 51 get his blocks from Hamilton to Indianapolis. Hard to believe the Cardinal has been routed that way for 35 plus years (all of them tri-weekly).

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Date: 11/27/22 17:36
Re: #50 in service disruption
Author: AmHog

Engineer, Asst Engineer, Conductor & Asst Conductor most likely recrewed adding to the delay



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