Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed May 30, 2018 12:33 pm

NS is changing operations in Gang Mills and Elmira. H06 still operates Sun-Thu but now has crew call at 6 AM. Most of the locals formerly based in Elmira are moving to Gang Mills, with just 3 locals left in Elmira. I will post more information as I get it.
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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Postby poppyl » Thu May 31, 2018 10:36 am

That's a big schedule change for 6. Any intel as to why? Certainly will make chasing it more convenient with a daylight run in both directions on the Secondary.

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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Thu May 31, 2018 10:42 am

According to my source, the project is called Operation Clean Sheet. The overall goal with the shuffle is more efficient operations. I guess we'll have to wait and see if that happens. There is a rumor H12 could become a night job, but no official verification yet.

Part of me is happy about easier access to H06. On the other hand, I will miss the epic sunset chases on the Corning Secondary.
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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 am

NS local H12 is now starting in Gang Mills, and it is an evening/night job. Recent sightings of the eastbound train at Gibson were around 7:00 to 7:30 PM at the end of last week.
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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm

NS H06 departed Gang Mills around 11:16 AM this past Ssturday. I don't know if Saturday runs will be a permanent addition to the schedule. The power for H06 on both Thursday and Saturday as a GP38-2 (leading northbound) and an SD40-2 (leading southbound).

Also, H12 has departed Gang Mills after 10 PM on some nights, Local H17 seems to be an early morning run these days, too.
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