• 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.
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  by Big Bri
 
CSX coal trains to and from Benning Yard to the Popes Creek Sec. at BOWIE.

NS doesn't run South of Baltimore.Now if you go to Perryville on a weeknight or Saturday you'll see TONS of NS stuff coming off the Port Road between 10pm and 6am.
In fact,here's my report from last Friday:
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Friday and Saturday June 5 & 6 "Perryville Sta."
Fri. June 5th
1.(NS-34A) 11:23pm
NS 9183 C40-9W
NS 9676 C40-9W

63 Cars(6 Tractors on Flats/57 mixed
264 axles
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2.(NS-23W) 11:35pm
NS 9249 Dash-9W
NS 9469 Dash-9W

71 TOFC/COFC
26 x 0 = 26 (railroad count)
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Sat. June 6th(D-Day)
3.(NS-13G) 12:46am
NS 9904 C40-9W(LSL light not on)
NS 9636 C40-9W

88 Cars(8 H&W flats/27 WIMX mty Stone/53 mixed)
400 axles
The H&W Flats were 8 axles B-B-B-B
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4.(NS-28Z) 1:09am
NS 2742 SD-70M-2

57 mty Auto Racks
234 axles
5,412 feet
2,911 tons
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5.(NS-12G) 1:29am
NS 2710 SD-70M-2
NS 6731 SD-60I(x5600) "CRQ"

68 Cars(30 WIMX Stone/38 mixed)
284 axles
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6.(NS-406) "Elephant Style" 1:47am
NS 7532 GEVO
NS 9311 C40-9W

90 x 0 = 90 (ORE Hoppers)
12,455 tons
372 axles
4,548 feet
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7.(NS-33A) 2:18am
NS 9148 Dash-9W (LSL lite not on)
NS 9491 Dash-9W

32 Cars
240 axles

Cheers,

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sunday,June 14,2009
"Daylight" 501 on Amtrak! (Trio Elephant Style)

As the heading implies,not only was it an actual Daylight freight on Amtrak! But with an xCR Leader ahead of the excellent Dash-9W's!! A TRIO of NS units "Elephant Style" under Pennsy wires! Hey Now!!!
By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 5:57am
NS 8315 C40-8W(x6053) "blk."
NS 9433 C40-9W
NS 9334 C40-9W {dead}

0 x 85 = 85 (mty Hopps{Top Gons})
2,480 Tons
358 axles
4,423 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. June 17,2009
The 4th NS-500/501 in a row that has been run "Elephant Style".
Might be a new trend down my way?
By me at Prospect Park Sta.......
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 4:34am
NS 9453 C40-9W
NS 8455 C40-8W(xLMS 715)"HH"

0 x 115 = 115 (mty Hopps{Top Gons})
3,339 tons
472 axles
5,835 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. June 19,2009
A trio of NS Black by me at Prospect Park Sta. on Amtrak's NEC.
Third unit was a dead-in-tow xCR C40-8W in "HH".
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 4:38am
NS 9416 C40-9W
NS 9309 C40-9W
NS 8376 C40-8W(x6157)"HH"

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Hopps)
(50 Top Gons/15 CR G-52-X Baths/5 NS reg.hopps)
2,013 Tons
298 axles
3,708 feet

A nice mixture of hopper cars and so nice to see 15 CR Bathtubs
in the train. Been awhile.......

Cheers,
Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. June 26,2009
Two freights under the wires on Amtrak on the inside tracks and only THREE minutes apart!!! Bliss!!
I went up Prospect Park Sta. thinking I was only going to see H-86 when just as he cleared on #2 trk the 69T came flying up #3 trk!
1.(H-86) Amtk. #2trk 2:35am
NS 9242 C40-9W
NS 9142 C40-9W

20 Cars
92 axles
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2.(NS-69T) Amtk. #3 trk 2:38am
NS 2678 SD-70M-2
NS 6748 SD-60I(x5625)"HH"

0 x 62 = 62 (mty H&K Hopps)
1,833 Tons
260 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. June 27,2009
One very active night at Prospect Park Sta. on Amtrak's NEC.

1.(H-86) Amtk. #1 trk 1:22am
NS 9242 Dash-9W
NS 9142 Dash-9W

40 Cars
172 axles
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2.(NS-68T) Amtk. #3 trk 2:15am
NS 2678 SD-70M-2
NS 6748 SD-60I(x5625)"HH"

64 x 0 = 64 (H&K Stone Hopps)
8,477 Tons
268 axles
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3.(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 3:09am
NS 9815 C40-9W
NS 6780 SD-60M(x5530)"blk"
NS 8321 C40-8W(x6062)"HH" Dead

0 x 90 = 90 (mty Hopps)
2,647 Tons
378 axles
4,698 feet

Cheers,

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Mon. June 29,2009
Usually Amtrak will run the 501's up #1 track,so it was really cool seeing this mornings 501 come up the the inside #2 track!
Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk #2 trk. 4:27am
NS 9347 C40-9W
NS 7588 GEVO

0 x 96 = 96 (mty Top Gons)
2,741 Tons
396 axles
4,869 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. July 7,2009
H-86 by me at Prospect Park Sta.
(H-86) Amtk # 1 trk 4:48am
NS 2710 SD-70M-2
NS 2562 SD-70

64 Cars
268 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Mon. July 13,2009
A HUGE empty hopper train came up this morning in Dawns morning colors! Biggest mty 501 I've seen in about 2 years.
By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk. 5:32am
NS 9265 C40-9W
NS 6731 SD-60I(x5600) "CRQ Blue"

0 x 139 = 139 (mty Hoppers) {mixed bag of everything}
4,167 Tons
568 axles
6,946 feet

WOW! What a sight to see and hear!

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. July 16,2009
A fast moving 501 by me at Prospect Park Sta.!!
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 4:14am
NS 9350 Dash-9W
NS 8342 C40-8W(x6099)"HH"

0 x 92 = 92 (mty Hopps){mixed bag of NS & CR}
2,690 Tons
380 axles
4,707 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sun. July 19,2009
An xCR leader doing the honors this morning by Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk #1 trk 3:47am
NS 8382 C40-8W(x6168) "Blk"
NS 2713 SD-70M-2

0 x 116 = 116 (mty Hopps){mixed bag of NS & CR}
3,451 Tons
476 axles
5,924 feet

Bri
Last edited by Big Bri on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. July 14,2009
xCR SD-60M doing the honors this morning! Nice........
By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 3:30am
NS 6793 SD-60M(x5553) "Blk."
NS 9688 Dash-9W

0 x 68 = 68 (mty Top Gon Hoppers)
1,966 Tons
284 axles
3,547 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. July 28,2009
An xCR Standard-Cab leader this morning by Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk #1 trk 3:11am
NS 2562 SD-70
NS 2710 SD-70M-2

0 x 116 = 116 (mty Hopps){mixed NS/CR}
3,439 Tons
476 axles
5,925 feet

Brian
Last edited by Big Bri on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. Aug. 1,2009
An earlier than usual 501 by me at Prospect Park Sta. running "Elephant Style".
(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk 1:51am
NS 9658 C40-9W
NS 6736 SD-60I(x5607)"Blk"

0 x 115 = 115 (mty Top Gons)
3,338 Tons
472 axles
5,837 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. Aug. 5,2009
All EMD power and boy could ya just hear it!! All the way in Chester!! Nothing quite like the sound of
EMD's as they fight uphill between BALDWIN and Prospect Park. By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 4:12am
NS 2714 SD-70M-2
NS 2562 SD-70

0 x 116 = 116 (mty Hopps){mixed NS/CR Hopps}
3,422 Tons
476 axles
5,910 feet

Bri
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