• 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
 
Fri. Aug. 14,2009
After 3 days and 3 crews of trying to get this particular 501 out of Eddystone and headed West, it was finally achieved!! By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 2:58am
NS 9789 C40-9W
NS 9023 C40-9W

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Hopps){Top Gons}
2,017 Tons
292 axles
3,611 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. Aug. 19,2009
An all EMD powered 501 by me at Prospect Park Sta. this morning!
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 3:33am
NS 2741 SD-70M-2
NS 2695 SD-70M-2

0 x 112 = 112 (mty Hopps){mixed NS and CR Hopps}
3,299 Tons
460 axles
5,734 Feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. Aug. 25,2009
TWO freights in 20 minutes!!! And thank Goddess H-86 is finally back running Amtrak!
By me at Prospect Park Sta.
1.(H-86) Amtk. #2 trk 3:41am
NS 9756 Dash-9W
NS 9473 Dash-9W

62 Cars (39 Gons/23 Mixed)
260 axles
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2.(NS-501) Amtk. #2 trk 4:04am
NS 6754 SD-60I(x5640)"CRQ"
NS 2755 SD-70M-2
NS 9885 C40-9W "DIT"

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Top Gons)
2,000 tons
298 axles
3,658 feet

Bri
  by M1 9147
 
Is H86 the same freight that runs via Lehigh Line at 1PMish, and if not what run would it be? Saw a long freight also lead by SD70M 2722 with another SD70, and SD60 with 100 mixed cars!
  by Big Bri
 
H-68 runs the Lehigh Line.
H-86 is strictly Abrams to Stoney Creek and return.

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. Aug. 27,2009
Ex-CR SD-60 doing the honors tonight on the H&K stone train.
(NS-68T) Amtk. #4 trk 11:19pm
NS 6712 SD-60(x6858) "HH"
NS 9934 C40-9W

61 H&K Stone Hopps
8,053 Tons
256 axles

Bri
  by M1 9147
 
Big Bri, thank you very much on that! I have a video, and I want to edit it with the wording in order to put it on YouTube! Again, thank you very much!
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. Sept. 2,2009
A "sludge" train carrying nothing but dredged up sludge(in Gons) from the Delaware River as they dredge it to 50 feet instead of it's present 40'. By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(H-86) Amtk. #1 trk. 4:23am
NS 9756 C40-9W
NS 9473 C40-9W

20 Gondolas(w/sludge)
2,433 Tons
92 axles
1,293 feet

Bri
  by Kaback9
 
Brian,

Thanks again for keeping us all well informed with NS on the NEC happenings! Hope that sludge train did not smell to bad!
  by Big Bri
 
Nope! It didn't. They spray the sludge with a chemical since there is obviously some PCB's in the sludge after being in the Delaware River for Eons. Come to think of it......there is NO smell when those cars roll by.
Unlike Q-703 a quarter mile away on the CSX Philly Sub. When that train rolls by it PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!

Cheers,
Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sat. Sept. 5,2009
By me at Prospect Park Sta. with a very rare CR "Bathtub" hopper in the consist! They're all but gone now....
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 6:00am
NS 9298 Dash-9W
NS 9620 Dash-9W

0 x 115 = 115 (mty Hopps){110 Top Gons/1 CR Bath}
3,349 Tons
472 axles
5,837 feet

The CR Bathtub is 503937 G-52-L xPRR 229430 Blt. 1-66

Cheers,
Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. Sept. 15, 2009
BLASTING by me at 50mph!!! Prospect Park Sta. of course........
(H-86) Amtk. #3 trk 4:06am
NS 2611 SD-70M
NS 2680 SD-70M-2

16 Cars
76 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. Sept. 18,2009
An EMD leader on this mornings 501 by me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 3:55am
NS 2676 SD-70M-2
NS 8999 C40-9W

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Top Gon Hoppers)
2,028 Tons
292 axles
3,615 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. Sept. 22,2009
THREE!!! Three NS freights by me at Prospect Park Sta. in an Hour and a Ten minutes! All Northbound.
1.(H-86) Amtk. #3 trk 2:41am
NS 2680 SD-70M-2
NS 2611 SD-70M

58 Cars (40 Gons w/sludge:18 mixed)
244 axles
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2.(NS-69T) Amtk. #3 trk 2:52am
NS 9247 C40-9W
NS 9844 C40-9W

0 x 60 = 60 (mty H&K Stone Hopps)
1,766 Tons
252 axles
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3.(NS-501) Amtk. #3 trk 3:51am
NS 9620 C40-9W
NS 8832 C40-9

0 x 114 = 114 (mty Top Gon Hopps)
3,316 Tons
468 axles
5,790 feet

All Three up #3 trk which is always a nice sight at Prospect Park Sta.

Cheers,
Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. Sept. 29,2009
TWO northbound freights 12 minutes apart by me at Ridley Park Sta.
1.(H-86) Amtk. #1 trk 4:44am
NS 9955 C40-9W
NS 2727 SD-70M-2

56 Cars (20 Gons w/sludge:36 mixed)
236 axles
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2.(NS-501) Amtk. #1 trk 4:56am
NS 7583 GEVO
NS 6766 SD-60M(x5506) "Blk"
NS 8966 C40-9W "D.I.T"

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Top Gon Hopps)
2,010 Tons
298 axles
3,665 feet

Bri
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