'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

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'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby alsorailfan » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:29 pm

Nice meeting you Mike! As Mike Stellpflug posted some nice pictures, forgive my redundancy with a few photos in this link!
Question: at Mortimer Junction, there's a sign that says 'Begin DCS'. What does that mean?
Road crew stopped at Howlett switched and left with 16 cars. Stopped at Mort and picked up 2 cars behind the plaza.
Have to rethink about shooting zoom during snowy days-gives a black and white TV like snowy pictures :P
Also a big difference of snow amount on ground from Livingston county to south, mid, and northern Monroe county.
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby charlie6017 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:43 pm

Here is some info on "DCS"............

http://modernrailroading.com/DigitalLib ... system.htm

A train must not occupy DCS territory outside yard limits without Form D line 2 authority. All Operators involved must receive a copy of the Form D. Form D line 2 may be issued into or through yard limits in lieu of verbal permission. All other provisions of Rule 93, “Movement within Yard Limits,” apply.
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby alsorailfan » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:19 pm

Thanks! When I started reading it, I was getting really confused to the variations until I hit the 403 rule and then it all made sense. Just couldn't figure out how if they were at GJ, they would physically recieve the Form D unless the Dispatcher drove up there.
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby ckwwestshore » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 pm

What customer is there behind the plaza? I know of M&F lumber, but that's it. Also, they always stop when they get to Mort. Why?

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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby alsorailfan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:36 pm

No customer(s) as far as I know. Just that colorful covered hopper and the boxcar being picked up. Where it originated and why was it left there on the M&F branch is something I can't answer.
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby Luther Brefo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:33 am

Hi guy,

No customers exist behind the plaza. Once upon a time many moons ago, there was Frontier Telephone and Golden State Foods (McDonalds distributor) but they are both no longer rail served. Much of the siding for GSF is still in but the switch is out. Frontier has been torn out almost entirely. Down the line, there is M&F Lumber and High Point Mills (specializes in some sort of turf.)

They usually stop at/before Mort either for lunch, to call CSX to get clearance into the yard if they have not already called ahead of time, or both.

ckwwestshore wrote:What customer is there behind the plaza? I know of M&F lumber, but that's it. Also, they always stop when they get to Mort. Why?

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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby alsorailfan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:44 am

The last three times I've ben at GJ, I've noticed the LAL&L train would get there and shortly afterwards the CSX (B791?) would arrive. But then I'm talking about a snap shot of just once a month in the last three months. And not what happens three or more times a week.......
Still courious about the two cars--I'm ASSUMING that the covered hopper is from the High Point Mill and the box car from ?? or M&F ???? But then why was it left there?
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby ckwwestshore » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:09 pm

Thanks! I thought the only one down there was M&F, so I ended up waiting for them at Mortimer to come back from M&F one day and after an hour there was no sign of them. Now I know why!
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Re: 'Begin DCS'/ 2-26-10 photos

Postby FarmallBob » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:11 pm

ckwwestshore wrote:Also, they always stop when they get to Mort. Why?

Charlie - I caught this move stopped short of the Jefferson Rd crossing around noon on a bitter morning last December. Footprints in the snow suggest the engine crew had wandered into the nearby Pickle Nick's for a sandwich.

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