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by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Re: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12

Without getting into specifics, I can assure you that it did take place at the CP 64.9 crossover just east of the East Chicago station. That stretch of track is 79 mph.
by PRRGuy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Re: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12

That's my big question, what's going to happen to Mario Andretti who couldn't slow down enough to make the crossover? And why, of all places, would you speed through a slow crossover? The conductor and passengers will notice, there's a chance of derailing, and the body roll may cause you do snag a ...
by PRRGuy
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Re: Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12

The bigger question is why NICTD has a 79 mph main line littered with 15 mph crossovers? You can't expect to move passenger trains in a timely manner when you are getting such a delay to just change tracks.
by PRRGuy
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD Passing at Olive
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: NICTD Passing at Olive

It's just a smoother ride by keeping it at 10 mph rather then speeding up then braking again for the other end. As for the freight crews, the dispatcher always has the option to let the freight crew take the switches off power, but I don't believe they do because then they would have to get permissi...
by PRRGuy
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD Passing at Olive
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: NICTD Passing at Olive

It is faster, now we don't have to stop and hand line the switches. Speed limit through the turnouts are 10 mph when lined for the siding.
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Holy Hotness! NICTD gets the slows yesterday.
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Holy Hotness! NICTD gets the slows yesterday.

In addition to those trains. CSS gets CSX trains at Bailly and UP trains at Goff Jct as well.
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Midwestern Railfan
Topic: Whose roundhouse was this in East Chicago, IN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4523

Re: Whose roundhouse was this in East Chicago, IN?

No, those bridges were the EJ&E, B&OCT and NYC. Currently the EJ&E and one of the three NYC bridges are in service.
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Midwestern Railfan
Topic: IHB Bridge @ Torrance Avenue
Replies: 4
Views: 3550

Re: IHB Bridge @ Torrance Avenue

The C&WI ROW is pretty much done for now, with the re-route of the roadway at Torrance and the new South Shore bridge going up at Ford City curve..
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012

Another change that's taken place is the raising of the speed limit in Michigan City between Carroll Ave and School St it is now 40 mph.
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages
Replies: 102
Views: 12600

Re: NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages

Both tracks are now CTC, the only section of ABS left on the railroad is from MP 3 to South Bend Airport. The switch at CP 75.3 was removed during the beginning of construction of the 115th st project. Anything crossing from Track 1 or 2 needs to make that move at CP 73.8
by PRRGuy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012

As the plan stands, after the diamond replacement all westbound trains will use the new connection and most eastbound moves will continue to use the ladder track.
by PRRGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages
Replies: 102
Views: 12600

Re: NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages

To answer your question about TWC in South Bend..all movements are to be made at Restricted Speed from MP 3 (Formerly, "Grandview") to South Bend Airport. Signals are still under ABS. Some of these are the only older signals left on the railroad as everything West of MP 3 has been replaced with the ...
by PRRGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: NICTD South Shore Changes 2012

The last day of service to 115th St is 2/14/12, which means the first train to bypass the station will be the 12:45 train out of Randolph St, Technically, on the 15th. Crews are currently being qualified on the new route on certain trains and as stated in an earlier post, some trains are already usi...
by PRRGuy
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Midwestern Railfan
Topic: IHB Bridge @ Torrance Avenue
Replies: 4
Views: 3550

Re: IHB Bridge @ Torrance Avenue

That's the former C&WI "Mainline" Bridge that Erie and Monon trains would have used to get to Dearborn St Station. The Torrance Ave bridge is being rebuilt so the C&WI bridge was paved over and put into operation for Ford traffic and Emergency Vehicles only.

Ryan

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