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24 Hours on CSX's Chicago Main Around Nappanee IN

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24 Hours on CSX's Chicago Main Around Nappanee IN
Posted by t.winx on Friday, January 18, 2008 5:08 PM

The first of four 24 hour counts I got on various midwest mainlines between 1-9-08 and 1-13-08. I got a scanner for christmas so I was able to catch most of the trains symbols. It is hard trying to sleep between trains and listen to the scanner and keep warm at the same time. This was a Wednesday 1-9. I started at Wellsboro IN, spent the night in Nappanee, and finished at Syracuse then I headed up to Goshen.

 

  • 1. 10:18 am WB Stack apl
  • 2. 10:27 WB Q387 Willard - Chi
  • 3. 10:37 EB K3?? Coke
  • 4. 11:15 WB Q149 Cleveland - Chi mix dom. and ie
  • 5. 11:28 WB CN Freight (I didn't count these CN's, of course)
  • 6. 11:53 EB Q368 Chi - Cumberland
  • 7. 12:24 WB E960 coal mt from BNSF
  • 8. 12:42 WB J715 local
  • 9. 12:48 EB CN Freight
  • 10. 1:09 WB Stack domestic
  • 11. 1:30 WB Freight
  • 12. 2:15 WB Q381 Selkirk - Chi (BNSF)
  • 13. 4:16 WB Q159 Port Newark - Chi ups, ie, dom. Stacks and trailers
  • 14. 4:24 WB Q389 Cumberland - Chi
  • 15. 4:27 EB Domestic stack and trailer
  • 16. 4:39 WB T945 coal
  • 17. 4:41 EB Q386 Chi - Selkirk
  • 18. 4:51 EB Q200 Chi - Toledo autos
  • 19. 5:13 EB Q156 Chi - S. Kearney mostly dom., some ups, ie
  • 20. 5:48 WB Q135 Chambersburg PA - Chi dom. stacks and pigs
  • 21. 5:48 EB E490 coal IHB - Russell KY mt
  • 22. 6:12 WB K381 Demmler PA - Curtis IN
  • 23. 6:35 EB stack mix lots apl
  • 24. 7:25 WB Q137 Baltimore - Chi mix stacks only single level
  • 25. 7:40 EB Q112 Chi - Port Newark ie mix
  • 26. 9:19 EB Q680??? tanks not ethanol
  • 27. 9:31 EB Q324 Chi - Toledo
  • 28. 10:28 WB Q119 Boston - Chi pigs, ups very big
  • 29. 10:44 EB Q138 Chi - Baltimore
  • 30. 11:05 WB Q109 North Bergen - Chi (Willow Springs) all ups pigs
  • 31. 11:07 EB Q114 Chi - Boston dom. pigs and stacks
  • 32. 11:18 WB Q161 S. Kearney - Chi stack mix
  • 33. 11:41 EB T990?? Coal from BNSF DEEX
  • 34. 11:57 EB Q388 Chi - Cumberland
  • 35. 12:09 EB Q380 Chi BNSF - Selkirk
  • 36. 12:27 EB dom. stacks and pigs. a few ups
  • 37. 2:07 EB Q100 Chi - Little Ferry pigs mostly ups
  • 38. 2:07 WB Q383 Cumberland - Chi
  • 39. 2:25 WB Q169 North Bergen - Chi pigs, ups
  • 40. 3:25 WB Q246 Marysville OH - Blue Island
  • 41. 3:38 EB stack ie mix
  • 42. 4:03 WB Q209 Toledo - Chi
  • 43. 4:13 WB Freight
  • 44. 4:33 WB Q393 Selkirk - Chi
  • 45. 4:39 EB Q136 Chi - Chambersburg
  • 46. 4:48 WB Q117?? Boston - Chi stack mix
  • 47. 5:40 WB Q157 S. Kearney - Chi csx, pacer, apl stacks
  • 48. 6:10 WB Q165 S. Kearney - Chi
  • 49. 6:20 EB Freight
  • 50. 7:01 EB Q501 Chi - Cincinnati
  • 51. 7:30 WB Q90 ARMN Reefers to UP and Washington
  • 52. 8:30 EB Q276??? Autos
  • 53. 8:47 EB Q110? Chi - North Bergen pigs, ups
  • 54. 8:58 WB Q387 Willard - Chi
  • 55. 9:25 WB Q113 Boston - Chi mostly dom. stacks and pigs. some ie
  • 56. 9:37 WB Q351 Selkirk - Chi UP
  • 57. 10:01 WB Q149 Cleveland
  • 58. 10:25 WB Q159 port newark

In total, that is 27 Intermodal (16 WB, 11 EB), 18 Freight (11 WB, 7 EB), 4 Auto (3 EB, 1 WB), 7 coal/coke/tank (3 WB, 4 EB). Not bad, but I know there is some trains I didn't see that I should've. And those 3 that I saw twice maybe should'nt be counted but since I was moving east, extra WB's and missing EB's is expected.

Here are some videos from the area:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUVgC3aJr8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSEGHLxZOQk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBoZNZoOV3I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXHG9Egdbjc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQh6390WSjQ

I will post a few more counts later, from Goshen on the NS, Mazon IL on the transcon, and Malta IL on UP's Geneva sub. Let me know what you think!

Oh, yes, I forgot to say that these times are central and the times on the videos are a little off because the clock on the camera is a little off. sorry if that is a little confusing.

 

Tyler
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Posted by Railfan1 on Thursday, February 7, 2008 1:11 PM
Neat vids.
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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, February 8, 2008 7:09 AM

Hi

k380 is an eastbound coke train  empties.Q90 eastbound and q 91 westbound(empties) are the produce trains from up.U994 is a bnsf coal train on csx eastbound.v771 is a up coal train on csx.q110 is the hot ups train on csx(eastbound) q109 is its counterpart.any more help neede just email me.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by t.winx on Friday, February 8, 2008 8:31 AM
Thanks for the help JoeKoh.
Tyler

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