UP 1943 and Biz train is coming 9/22

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UP 1943 and Biz train is coming 9/22

Postby sd80mac » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 pm

UP biz train with 1943 leading is already on its way to Rottersdam. It's currently travelling toward to Chicago and will get onto CSX track to reach Rottersdam. It will arrive buffalo on Friday and, from my understanding, will stay in Buffalo overnight.

THen it will travel through NYS daylight on Saturday.

The timing/schedule is tight lipped so I have no idea what time... It's going to Railex. For what, I have NO IDEA...

It should be returning to west the same way it comes from, either right after this event or following day.

Too much vague on schedule but it's NOT RAILFAN RUMORS...
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Re: UP 1942 and Biz train is coming

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:05 pm

Railex is a UP property as of a bit less than 2 years ago: https://www.up.com/media/releases/170103-railex.htm

Here's an interesting recent speculation of pending changes to produce service to Rotterdam: http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/t/271976.aspx

UP is acquiring new refrigerated box cars for produce shipments with a mind to increase shipments (containers may be involved):
https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Railroad-s-boxcar-purchase-could-boost-Rotterdam-13224327.php
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Re: UP 1942 and Biz train is coming

Postby scottychaos » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:23 pm

It's actually UP 1943. ;)

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Re: UP 1942 and Biz train is coming

Postby BR&P » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:34 pm

:( Even I might have been trackside to see UP 1942!

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Re: UP 1942 and Biz train is coming

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:42 am

If you are a paying member of Trainorders.com, you can see pix of the UP biz train led by 1943 rolling east through Rochelle, IL: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4636310

Alternatively, for free you can watch Perry Elston's video of the UP biz train trundling through Rochelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzQ-3VzFgU

Very nice looking train (maybe next year 1943 gets replaced on the biz train by 4014 :wink: ). TO poster says that officials of both CSX and UP will be touring the Railex facility.
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Re: UP 1942 and Biz train is coming

Postby Wayside » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:18 am

johnpbarlow wrote:TO poster says that officials of both CSX and UP will be touring the Railex facility.


Merger talks? :wink:
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby sd80mac » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:40 am

scottychaos wrote:It's actually UP 1943. ;)

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tks for correct.... edit done..
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby sd80mac » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:21 am

Dolton, Ill as of now....
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby Railjunkie » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:24 am

Last I heard its through Utica NY
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:07 am

Managed to see it on the return trip completely by accident. Somebody got some nice photos of it from the bridge at Canajoharie.
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby Wayside » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:09 am

I saw a picture of the train on the Castleton bridge and wondered what the heck they were doing down that way.
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby johnpbarlow » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:24 am

Wayside wrote:I saw a picture of the train on the Castleton bridge and wondered what the heck they were doing down that way.

Perhaps CSX was wyeing the train at CP-SK and used the bridge for headroom?
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby Wayside » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:51 am

That's a lot of headroom for a 12 car train.
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby johnpbarlow » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Wayside wrote:That's a lot of headroom for a 12 car train.

Pure guessing on my part but from Google Maps aerials looks like if a crossover on the B&A was needed by the OCS, the 1st one east of SK appears to be on the east end of the Castleton Bridge.
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Re: UP 1943 and Biz train is coming

Postby Wayside » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:16 pm

I just saw a post on facebook that said they were posing for photos on the bridge for some reason.
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