• NS On the NEC

  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. March 4,2009
Ridley Park Sta.
(H-86) Amtk. #4 trk 10:09pm
NS 2652 SD-70M-2
NS 8364 C40-8W (x6135) "CRQ"

11 Cars
56 axles

If the H-86 gets any smaller you might as well call it a Passenger train!! LOL

Big Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. March 7,2009
NS-501 by Prospect park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 5:01am
NS 2661 SD-70M-2
NS 7618 GEVO
NS 6710 SD-60(x6855) "HH" In Tow

0 x 71 = 71 (mty Top Gons)
2,060 Tons
302 axles

Brian
  by Big Bri
 
FINALLY! After a Three-and-a-Half week drought that saw the 501's going out the "back way"(Septa/CSX)an NS-501 has graced the NEC with a nice sized train! By Prospect Park Sta. of course.
(NS-501) Amtrak #1 trk. 4:00am
NS 9625 C40-9W
NS 9817 C40-8W

0 x 108 = 108 (mty Top Gons)
3,131 tons
444 axles

Bri
  by mb38
 
Believe the 3-1/2 week drought is due to the fact that crews are re-configuring the Amtrak - NS connection at PHIL interlocking. Switches were removed and some added.
Would anyone know the "end purpose" and what the final configuration will be.
  by amtrakhogger
 
mb38 wrote:Believe the 3-1/2 week drought is due to the fact that crews are re-configuring the Amtrak - NS connection at PHIL interlocking. Switches were removed and some added.
Would anyone know the "end purpose" and what the final configuration will be.
There are some switches that were made redundant in Phil when Conrail single tracked the Arsenal connection buy linking up to the CSX Phila. Sub. several year ago. Amtrak is finally getting around to removing
the unused track and switches.
  by Big Bri
 
NS-501 by me at Prospect Park Sta. running "Elephant Style" this windy April 7th!
(NS-501) Amtk #1 trk 3:31am
NS 9493 Dash-9W
NS 9093 Dash-9W

0 x 71 = 71 (mty Top Gon Hopps)
2,047 tons
296 axles
3,663 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. April 9,2009
Caught the mty H&K Stone train by Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-67V) Amtk. #1 trk 1:29am
NS 9153 C40-9W
NS 2702 SD-70M-2

0 x 75 = 75 (mty H&K Stone Hopps)
2,194 tons
312 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. April 11,2009
And to think,all I would have had to do was just stick around Prospect Park Sta. for TEN minutes more and I could have bagged THREE Northbound freight trains on Amtrak's NEC!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew I should've stuck around,I missed catching NS-69T.
Anywho,here's the TWO trains I DID catch:
1.(NS-85E) Amtrak #2 trk. 3:40am "Elephant Style"
NS 5307 GP-38-2 (x8123) "HH"
NS 8445 C40-8W (6274/748) "CR-Q Blue"

0 x 97 = 97 (mty Top Gon Hoppers)
2,805 Tons
398 axles
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2.(NS-501) Amtrak #1 trk. 4:02am
NS 9625 Dash-9W
NS 2657 SD-70M-2

0 x 115 = 115 (mty Bathtub Hopps:113 NS/2 CR G-52-X "Baths")
3,337 Tons
472 axles
5,850 feet

Bri
  by BuddSilverliner269
 
Big Bri wrote:Sat. April 11,2009
And to think,all I would have had to do was just stick around Prospect Park Sta. for TEN minutes more and I could have bagged THREE Northbound freight trains on Amtrak's NEC!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew I should've stuck around,I missed catching NS-69T.
Anywho,here's the TWO trains I DID catch:
1.(NS-85E) Amtrak #2 trk. 3:40am "Elephant Style"
NS 5307 GP-38-2 (x8123) "HH"
NS 8445 C40-8W (6274/748) "CR-Q Blue"

0 x 97 = 97 (mty Top Gon Hoppers)
2,805 Tons
398 axles
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.(NS-501) Amtrak #1 trk. 4:02am
NS 9625 Dash-9W
NS 2657 SD-70M-2

0 x 115 = 115 (mty Bathtub Hopps:113 NS/2 CR G-52-X "Baths")
3,337 Tons
472 axles
5,850 feet

Bri
Hi Bri, its ashame you stick around for another hour as I ran train 150 up and came flying thru at 110. I didnt see anything in terms of freight this am which is rare since since I see alot on this 150-190 trip up from DC
  by amtrakhogger
 
NS H86 going by Phil tonight down #1 track (4/13) 1201a with two units bound for Stoney Creek Yard, followed by unit coal train around 1220a for Bell.
  by Big Bri
 
AmtkHogger,
What time do you usually go by Prospect Park Sta.??? NS usually runs it's trains between BELL and PHIL between 1am-4:30am.I live in Ridley Park(600ft. from the station)so I hear all the movements on 160.920(54/54) and the Stoney Creek/Chester Sec. trains on 160.860(50/50).
Southbound freights to Edgemoor(Coal trains/Stone train) usually come out of PHIL between 10pm-1am.That includes the southbound H-86 to Stoney Creek.That train comes back North between 1am-3am.

Cheers,
Bri
  by amtrakhogger
 
I came through Prospect Park around 1150p on Sunday night on 66. However, I am not the regular man on the job, rather I just had the hold down for the week (while the regular guy was on vacation.)
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. April 14,2009
NS-501 by me at Prospect Park Sta. running "Elephant Style" this rainy April 14th.This is the same train from April 7th.
(NS-501) Amtk #1 trk 4:17am
NS 9493 Dash-9W
NS 9093 Dash-9W

0 x 71 = 71 (mty Top Gon Hopps)
2,047 tons
296 axles
3,663 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. April 15,2009
And for a change in Stations.......I walked a mere 600ft. from home to catch 2 NS freights over at Ridley Park Sta.
1.(H-86) Amtk. #1 trk 12:09am "Northbound"
NS 9756 C40-9W
NS 2514 SD-70

11 Cars
56 axles
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2.(NS-68T) Amtk. #2 trk 12:33am "South"
NS 9225 C40-9W
NS 9153 C40-9W

89 x 0 = 89 (H&K Stone Hopps)
11,957 Tons
368 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. April 18,2009
Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk #3 trk 3:42am
NS 9390 Dash-9W
NS 9625 Dash-9W

0 x 114 = 114 (mty Bathtub Hopps:113 NS/2 CR G-52-X "Baths")
3,307 Tons
468 axles
5,800 feet

Brian
Last edited by Big Bri on Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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