• 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
 
Earlier than usual 501 hit the DED at Chester on Amtrak and had to
stop the train and walk it.Nothing found and CETC-4 gave the 501
permission to continue North to PHIL.By me at Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk 2:19am
NS 9503 C40-9W
NS 9874 C40-9W

0 x 112 = 112 (mty Hopps)
3,293 tons
460 axles

Bri

Feb. 6th,2009
  by Big Bri
 
WOW! We have our selves a NEW "Slab Train" traversing the Corridor from PHIL to Edgemoor.I don't know where it originates from yet,but the YM at Edgemoor told me that it's going to be a once-a-week Slab train that will be cut into 20 car cuts for Citi-Steel in Claymont,DE. I caught the "Maiden Run" of the new NS-68E.
Needless to say tonight was a very active night(should say Hour)at Prospect Park Sta. on the NEC!
1.(NS-68E) Amtk.# 4 trk 10:30pm
NS 9416 C40-9W
NS 2746 SD-70M-2

76 x 0 = 76 (Slabs in Gons)
10,034 tons
316 axles
4,530 feet
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2.(NS-501) Amtk.# 1 trk 11:02pm
NS 9146 C40-9W
NS 7616 GEVO

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Hopps)
2,017 tons
292 axles
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3.(NS-852) Amtk.# 4 trk 11:25pm "Elephant Style"
NS 7582 GEVO
NS 8964 C40-9W

96 x 0 = 96 (Edge Coal)
12,915 tons
396 axles

What a haul in One hour Under The Wires!!

Bri
Last edited by Big Bri on Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by BuddSilverliner269
 
Big Bri wrote:WOW! We have our selves a NEW "Slab Train" traversing the Corridor from PHIL to Edgemoor.I don't know where it originates from yet,but the YM at Edgemoor told me that it's going to be a once-a-week Slab train that will be cut into 20 car cuts for Citi-Steel in Claymont,DE. I caught the "Maiden Run" of the new NS-68E.
Needless to say tonight was a very active night(should say Hour)at Prospect Park Sta. on the NEC!
1.(NS-68E) Amtk.# 4 trk 10:30pm
NS 9416 C40-9W
NS 2746 SD-70M-2

76 x 0 = 76 (Slabs in Gons)
10,034 tons
316 axles
--------------------------------------------------------------------
2.(NS-501) Amtk.# 1 trk 11:02pm
NS 9146 C40-9W
NS 7616 GEVO

0 x 70 = 70 (mty Hopps)
2,017 tons
292 axles
---------------------------------------------------------------------
3.(NS-852) Amtk.# 4 trk 11:25pm "Elephant Style"
NS 7582 GEVO
NS 8964 C40-9W

96 x 0 = 96 (Edge Coal)
12,915 tons
396 axles

What a haul in One hour Under The Wires!!

Bri
Hi Bri, thanks for the updates. Its interesting about the slab train with citi-steel because everyday when I go by it on my trains, I see loads of cars out in the yard and sometimes I see 2 diesels working as well. It looks like they are quite busy despite this recession.
  by Big Bri
 
Then you be my eyes Budd down at that end.
Obviously the nocturnal H-5N will bring up the Slabs in 20 car cuts and place them inside Citi-Steel.
I'm also thinking that the Mty Gons won't go back as a unit train(69E?)but instead will go back piece-meal to Enola/Conway on the 37A.
I for one was THRILLED to have not only caught a Slab train on Amtrak! But it was the inaugural run of it! Hopefully next Sunday another one will run?

Bri
  by krupa1020
 
Thank you for the information. Not too many people follow freight traffic between Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, or at least it seems. :-) I do have a few questions which I hope can be answered. Does this slab train run every Sunday? Where does it come from? What does it mean for Claymont Steel? Did they shut down their electric furnace?
  by Big Bri
 
All answers are "I Don't Know.....YET!"
But I'm sure I'll find out soon enough by inquiring to my "peeps."
As per the Electric Furnace at Citi-steel,you may want to call.....IF they'll answer you.Citi-steel is a very secure instillation
and I doubt they'll readily give you info.

I'm hoping that the Slab train is every Sunday.And DAYLIGHT for once!!

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
The "Stone" is Back!! I caught the southbound 67T(Birdsboro-Dagsboro,DE)by Ridley Park Sta. last night(2/12).
(NS-67T) Amtk.# 4 trk. 10:21pm
NS 8311 C40-8 (x6046) "HH"
NS 9677 Dash-9W

70 x 0 = 70 (H&K Stone)
9,303 tons
292 axles

Big Bri
  by Big Bri
 
It's early Sat. morning and NS-501 just came by me at Prospect Park Sta.!!
(NS-501) Amtk #2 trk. 1:56am
NS 9767 Dash-9W
NS 9020 Dash-9W

0 x 88 = 88 (mty Hopps)
2,540 tons
364 axles
4,538 feet

Big Bri
  by Big Bri
 
The Second running of the Morrisville- Edgemoor slab train just had a
CRQ-Blue leader! How sweet is that? By me on Amtrak's NEC at Prospect
Park Sta.
(NS-68E) Amtk.#4 trk. 10:19pm
NS 8438 C40-8W(x6262) "CRQ-Blue"
NS 9431 C40-9W

75 x 0 = 75 (Gons w/Slabs)
9,879 tons
312 axles
4,473 feet
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And at Ridley Park Sta. going South.....
(H-86) Amtk.# 3 trk 10:56pm
NS 2593 SD-70M
NS 6710 SD-60 (x6855) "blk."

47 Cars
200 axles


Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Running later than usual,but a freight Under the Wires nonetheless!
Prospect Park Sta.
(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk. 3:43am
NS 9416 Dash-9W
NS 2554 SD-70

0 x 71 = 71 (mty Top Gons)
2,054 tons
296 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. Feb 19,2009
Another in a very long line of 501's that I've been catching since NS
took over our beloved Conrail.Prospect Park Sta. of course!!
(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk. 3:34am
NS 9639 Dash-9W
NS 6714 SD-60 (x6861)"HH"

0 x 70 = 70 (mty "Top Gon" Hopps)
2,036 tons
292 axles
3,741 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. Feb 20,2009
Conrail "Blue-Q" leading the H-86 by Ridley Park Sta. southbound!!
(H-86) Amtk. # 2 trk 10:57pm
NS 8364 C40-8W(x6135) "CR-Q"
NS 2652 SD-70M-2

10 Cars
52 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Sun. Feb. 22,2009
And for the 3rd installment of the new Fairless-Edgemoor slab train we get......EMD's!! By me at Prospect Park Sta. Amtrak's NEC:
(NS-68E) Amtk.#1 trk. 10:49pm
NS 2640 SD-70M
NS 2615 SD-70M

74 x 0 = 74 (Slabs in Gons)
9,677 Tons
308 axles

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. Feb. 26,2009
Just caught the 501 at Prospect Park and he was MOVIN'!!!! And throw in
a "CRQ" Blue SD-60M as your second unit.
(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk 12:41am
NS 9470 C40-9W
NS 6777 SD-60M(x5526)"CRQ" Blue

0 x 105 = 105 (mty Hopps "Top Gons")
3,071 Tons
412 axles
5,318 feet

Bri
  by Big Bri
 
Fri. Feb. 27,2009
And how 'bout another one!! Two days in a row.
1.(NS-501) Amtk.#1 trk 3:47am
NS 2708 SD-70M-2
NS 9262 Dash-9W

0 x 78 = 78 (mty Top Gons)
2,230 tons
324 axles
4,037 feet

At this rate I'll never get any sleep...........LOL

Bri
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