Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

1479Re: [FJGRailroad] UP Power

Expand Messages
  • Paul Charland
    Jun 29 7:39 PM
    • 0 Attachment
      Gee, only took 49 hours to show up!

      Paul

      Paul Charland wrote:

      > Hi Gino,
      >
      > Service seems to be a little slow today, but I'll take a shot at this one.
      > "Run Throughs" refer to trains that, by agreement, run through from one
      > railroad to another to get to the train's destination. For example, a unit
      > ore train may originate on C&NW and it's destination may be the Ford plant
      > served by GTW around Detroit. C&NW does not serve Detroit, so they have an
      > agreement with GTW to have the train "run through" without getting stuck in
      > a yard in Chicago, the train just stops long enough for a crew change and
      > sometimes to switch power. A lot of run thoughs do not even switch power,
      > so foreign power shows up on a different road. In some cases, some of the
      > power is taken off and some of the home road's power is added, especially if
      > the home road is running short of power for their own trains.
      >
      > In the case of the NS power going through Amsterdam last week, I'm guessing
      > that this may have been a train of auto parts heading east, Farmington MA I
      > would guess. Norfolk Southern's ex-Wabash line in Missouri carries a ton of
      > parts to the northeast and this train may be hopping on the CSX at buffalo
      > and running through to MA on a regular basis.
      >
      > Paul
      >
      > "DICARLO, GINO" wrote:
      >
      > > Saul,
      > >
      > > What do you mean by "run throughs?"
      > >
      > > Gino
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > > Lonely? Get Firetalk!
      > > Free, unlimited calls anywhere in the world.
      > > Free voice chat on hundreds of topics.
      > > http://click.egroups.com/1/5477/4/_/562133/_/962147569/
      > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > >
      > > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > Want insight into hot IPOs, investing strategies and stocks to watch?
      > Red Herring FREE newsletters provide strategic analysis for investors.
      > http://click.egroups.com/1/5176/4/_/562133/_/962332551/
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
    • Show all 5 messages in this topic