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by nova08
Tue May 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: NS On the NEC
Replies: 857
Views: 170615

Re: NS On the NEC

The Delaware trains are still coming up the NEC and heading west on the Harrisburg line?
by nova08
Tue May 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: First "All-Day" Push-Pull Set coming soon...
Replies: 87
Views: 11256

Re: First "All-Day" Push-Pull Set coming soon...

The set did not operate on the Norristown line today.
by nova08
Wed May 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Beesley's Point Future
Replies: 90
Views: 38771

Re: Beesley's Point Future

It appears that the BL England Generating Station's days are numbered. According to an article in the Press of Altantic City, two of the three units have already been decommissioned and the plant will shut down entirely in May. The plan to build a natural gas pipeline is also being scuttled. None o...
by nova08
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: South Jersey
Replies: 1089
Views: 228393

Re: Steel slab train

I was watching some of the horseshoe curve webcam and a train 61N was described as a steel slab train daily from Farrel Pa. to Paulsboro N.J. Is it still 61N when in south jersey and what is the info on the steel slab loads? Where are they to and from, and what are they used to manufacture? Thanks ...
by nova08
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: Trenton Cutoff
Replies: 107
Views: 54625

Re: Trenton Cutoff

Trenton Cutoff / Morrisville line sees on average 8 movements a day

4 East/West Intermodal to/from Chicago
2 East/West manifest to/from Conway
2 locals east/west originating from Abrams
All other as needed trains barely run anymore.
by nova08
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Regional rail to Pottstown
Replies: 105
Views: 24017

Re: Regional rail to Pottstown

The temporal separation rules would probably monkey-wrench anything more than infrequent commuter service. Temporal separation only pertains to the operation of non-compliant light-weight rolling stock from overseas. Traditional commuter and freight trains can commingle, relying on the signal syste...
by nova08
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: South Jersey
Replies: 1089
Views: 228393

Re: South Jersey

It appears another combined 60N 39G just rolled past West Conshohocken. At least it looked like it. 50-70 gons up front and 30-50 mixed freight in the back.
by nova08
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: NS Train Symbols
Replies: 50
Views: 49931

Re: NS Train Symbols

EliWilson97 wrote:Does anyone/any website have any current NS train symbols around Harrisburg, PA?
This website seems to be the most up to date these days

http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/NS_Train_Symbols
by nova08
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: South Jersey
Replies: 1089
Views: 228393

Re: South Jersey

Was the combined train a result of power issues or is this a sign that there might be combined trains moving forward?
by nova08
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Regional rail to Pottstown
Replies: 105
Views: 24017

Re: Regional rail to Pottstown

).Speaking of, don't they already share the trackage around NTC with SEPTA already? Correct, there’s a shared stretch for a couple of miles. The single NS track branches off south of NTC and runs parallel to the Schuylkill Valley Trail for a similar distance. However AFAIK that stretch is only used...
by nova08
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Usage of new diners - split from v2 thread
Replies: 52
Views: 12771

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

As the Vermonter operates on the NEC though, do you realize how many business folks out of New Haven, NYC, Newark, Philly, and Baltimore would flock to use the Viewliner Diner - as a work station area? HUGE! The LSA can wipe the tables down at NYP, New Haven, Springfield, White River Jct. Completel...
by nova08
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement
Replies: 97
Views: 19754

Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

As it relates to the ACS motors. There have been a number of test runs on the Norristown line within the last week. At least 5 runs.

On 10/15 I saw either a toaster or ALP-44 leading a gel train down the Norristown line.
by nova08
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates
Replies: 75
Views: 13257

Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Initial plan for new Conshohocken station was released during a town council meeting this week. Anything is an improvement than the current station, but includes no plan for increased parking, which is contradictory to PennDOT's plan for I76 congestion and directing drivers to the train. Also no bri...
by nova08
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Acela Replacement and Disposition Discussion
Replies: 1572
Views: 246047

Re: Acela Replacement and Disposition Discussion

No need for more tunnels if you're substituting for existing trains. Demand is at close to 100% of available inventory. You miss the point. Projections of travel on the NEC are all over the place. Anywhere from the present 2 - 3 % per year to almost double in 10 - 14 years. The higher growth rates ...
by nova08
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Regional rail to Pottstown
Replies: 105
Views: 24017

Re: Regional rail to Pottstown

There are 5 road trains and 2-4 locals that move between Abrams and the NS Morrisville line using the bridge over the Schuylkill river and Septa trackage. There are another ~4 road trains that run East/West from Camden/Philly and 4 locals that run east of Abrams.

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