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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby sd80mac » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:28 pm

thebigham wrote:It gets to Silver Springs around 3pm



How long do it spend time at SS? I'm trying to figure out to see if I can leave work at 3 pm at Hornell and get to SS before it leaves for Rochester?
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:27 pm

sd80mac wrote:How long do it spend time at SS? I'm trying to figure out to see if I can leave work at 3 pm at Hornell and get to SS before it leaves for Rochester?


I can't answer your question directly, Ken. But our place near DL&W Jct is within earshot and, in winter, sight of the R&S. A ballpark figure is they come back north about 4 hours after they go south. Obviously the exact time can vary widely depending on what they have to deal with on any given trip.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby ccutler » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:35 am

Thanks for posting the update on R&S operations! What is the usual car count on the Rochester/Silver Springs run these days? I remember 100 car trains in 1988...when Kodak was still operating and some coal would run. I'd expect much less now.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:15 pm

ccutler wrote:Thanks for posting the update on R&S operations! What is the usual car count on the Rochester/Silver Springs run these days? I remember 100 car trains in 1988...when Kodak was still operating and some coal would run. I'd expect much less now.


I'm not out there often enough to have long-term averages. And sometimes when I hear the train I'm doing something else and don't bother. I think the last time I counted they had 23, but there have been trains I didn't count which were probably in the 65 car range to take a guess.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:00 pm

sd80mac wrote:
thebigham wrote:It gets to Silver Springs around 3pm



How long do it spend time at SS? I'm trying to figure out to see if I can leave work at 3 pm at Hornell and get to SS before it leaves for Rochester?


When it got to SS on Thursday. 3 NS trains were going through town so they were delayed a few hours.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:02 pm

ccutler wrote:Thanks for posting the update on R&S operations! What is the usual car count on the Rochester/Silver Springs run these days? I remember 100 car trains in 1988...when Kodak was still operating and some coal would run. I'd expect much less now.


On Thursday, 45 cars.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby sd80mac » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:57 am

BR&P wrote:
sd80mac wrote:How long do it spend time at SS? I'm trying to figure out to see if I can leave work at 3 pm at Hornell and get to SS before it leaves for Rochester?


I can't answer your question directly, Ken. But our place near DL&W Jct is within earshot and, in winter, sight of the R&S. A ballpark figure is they come back north about 4 hours after they go south. Obviously the exact time can vary widely depending on what they have to deal with on any given trip.



4 hours.. that give me better idea... thanks. But now I have to find that thread that you posted about DL&W jct... I forget where this Jct was... man...
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:27 am

sd80mac wrote:4 hours.. that give me better idea... thanks. But now I have to find that thread that you posted about DL&W jct... I forget where this Jct was... man...


Ballpark 4 miles south of Leroy.

Keep in mind 1) travel time between Silver Springs and DL&W Jct, and 2) their operations can vary greatly from one trip to another.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby sd80mac » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:15 am

BR&P wrote:
sd80mac wrote:4 hours.. that give me better idea... thanks. But now I have to find that thread that you posted about DL&W jct... I forget where this Jct was... man...


Ballpark 4 miles south of Leroy.

Keep in mind 1) travel time between Silver Springs and DL&W Jct, and 2) their operations can vary greatly from one trip to another.


rule #1.... RR god have control on everything... I'm aware of that :wink:
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