A Day of Tennis and Trains

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A Day of Tennis and Trains

Post by matt » Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:47 pm

Well my H.S. girls tennis team that I coach kicked off their season Friday with a match at my favorite venue, Springfield High School, near Holland.
The courts are located off of McCord Road, with only a football stadium and a parking lot in between the tennis area and the Norfolk Southern Chicago main. The match began at noon and here's what went by.

EB---Huge tie gang train (25 cars) led by NS sd50, trailed by CR caboose
WB---Manifest with 2 CR sd60i's, NS D-9
WB---Steel Coil with WC (sd45?) and UP
EB---Short Mail with NS sd70 and CR wide cab
EB---Intermodal led by NS, NS, CR
WB---2 BNSF pumpkin sd70Mac's, no cars
EB---Local from North Star Steel, Delta? 10 steel, NS sd45 rear-facing
WB---Manifest with UP, NS wide cabs
WB---Intermodal, NS, NS
EB---Manifest with NS D-9 and High nose unit

The match ended at 2:30, there were 10 trains. On the way home:

EB---On siding at mp295, DEEX coal train with UP, UP, UP
WB---On "2 lead" at CP292, portion of earlier tie gang train, this time with NS high nose unit and red N&W coboose trailing.

We lost the match but I had a good time.

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