CT-2 Resumes

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CT-2 Resumes

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 08, 2012 8:38 am

The Tilcon stone train has restarted; anyone along the Danbury branch ever get out to see it? I'm curious as to how they switch from the NH main line to the branch (I don't believe there's a wye at SoNo).
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby danburybranch » Tue May 08, 2012 9:02 pm

Locomotives on both ends of the train, they just reverse direction at SONO and head up the branch.
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:34 am

Jeff Smith wrote:The Tilcon stone train has restarted; anyone along the Danbury branch ever get out to see it? I'm curious as to how they switch from the NH main line to the branch (I don't believe there's a wye at SoNo).

Nope, no wye at SoNo, and never has been-- wouldn't be possible because of the proximity of the junction to the Norwalk River bridge.

What days/times does this come through? I'm up in Ridgefield fairly frequently, would love to get a look at it attacking the hill out of Branchville, even if I couldn't get a decent nightime photo.
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby Steamboat Willie » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:17 pm

CT-2 follows 1890/6870 up the branch when it does run. Usually after 1890/6870 is cleared up in the yard, CT-2 follows about 20 minutes later.
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:12 pm

Has CT2 started this year yet?
Live right near the main line and Danbury branch
And wasn't sure if it was running yet
Usually hear it about 5-10 minutes after 1890 clears up to Wilt
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Still haven't heard any freights
Although I was talking to a friend who lives near Cannondale
And he heard it Friday night around 11:55p.m.
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby Train538 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

fl9m2004 wrote:Still haven't heard any freights
Although I was talking to a friend who lives near Cannondale
And he heard it Friday night around 11:55p.m.

CT-2X did run last Friday night, but without stone. Hopefully the tracks at the Tilcon plant in Danbury will be finished soon as apparently they were in really bad condition. Anyway, this is my friend's video of CT-2X from last Friday:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zUH4iEBH0Q
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:24 pm

That's a nice private car move
I heard CT2x on thursday am around 12:30
Right after 1890 arrived in Danbury yard
Really nice horn
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:59 pm

I remember this one time when I waited to see it
It was just after 4001-4002-4003-4004 arrived
2 of them where on one end and one on other
4003 was trailing and 4001-3907 was leading
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun May 05, 2013 5:33 am

somehow those numbers don't add up.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby freightguy » Sun May 05, 2013 9:54 pm

It looked like on Fri night they were heading towards CP 500 to drop off Metro Norths blue MofW stone hoppers for interchange to MN. This is right at start of the Waterbury branch north of the wye tail...
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:20 pm

That's what I said when I saw it last year
I can hear it from near Cross street to Cannondale station if wind blows right
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:57 pm

How much paperwork is required for Providence and Worcester to move NYC3 from Bethel, Connecticut to New Haven
I'm sure they could move the DRM extra equipment to Stamford with no problems
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:07 pm

I can hear CT2X it's engine according to horn is 3907-4001? with 30 cars and 3901 trailing?
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Re: CT-2 Resumes

Postby fl9m2004 » Thu May 09, 2013 8:12 am

Heard it last night
Really good horn
How often does it switch rings end Bethel
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