South Bend Locals - NS Chicago LIne

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South Bend Locals - NS Chicago LIne

Post by Tadman »

Can anybody explain the locals operation here? I grew up in the South Bend area and still work here. I observe the following but cannot make sense of it:

1. WB short freight with 1-2 GP59 for power around 2p
2. EB short freight with 1 GP38 for power around 5p
3. The CN yard at Olive, where a local ties up after the Wabash branch to town was fully abandoned, has a few geeps.

All three seem to be a concentration of steel coils (Steel Warehouse traffic), covered hoppers (guessing ethanol plant), and scrap (there's a scrap yard on the SW side of town).
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