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Re: Selkirk

Postby ccutler » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:03 pm

Does EHH have a known track record of fudging numbers?
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Re: Selkirk

Postby docsteve » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:30 am

Going past the hump on Saturday there was a line on gons going over; otherwise, the receiving yard was empty.
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Re: Selkirk

Postby twropr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:25 am

I've heard that all the interdivisional runthru crews (i.e. Selkirk-Buffalo) have been abolished in favor of short crews (i.e. Sekirk-DeWitt/DeWitt-Buffalo). This implies that there may be pre-blocking going on at the smaller yards so that there will be less switching to do at Selkirk.
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Re: Selkirk

Postby mmi16 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:47 am

twropr wrote:I've heard that all the interdivisional runthru crews (i.e. Selkirk-Buffalo) have been abolished in favor of short crews (i.e. Sekirk-DeWitt/DeWitt-Buffalo). This implies that there may be pre-blocking going on at the smaller yards so that there will be less switching to do at Selkirk.
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Re: Selkirk

Postby Noel Weaver » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:50 pm

I understand they have returned to humping cars at Selkirk again. I am not sure whether it is a 24/7 operation or limited to certain tricks. I have a good friend who lives within a short distance of the hump and he has seen and heard the hump in operation and has heard them on the radio as well. I hope it is back to stay. Who knows???
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Re: Selkirk

Postby ccutler » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:35 pm

That's good news! Imagine that...hump yards actually increase productivity! So much for "precision" in precision railroading.
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Re: Selkirk

Postby Ironman » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:12 pm

Selkirk hump was never actually closed. It came close, they even put new switches in at the west end of the receiving yard for flat switching, but it never happened. It's been humping 3 tricks a day just like normal since HH took over.
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Re: Selkirk

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Ironman wrote:Selkirk hump was never actually closed. It came close, they even put new switches in at the west end of the receiving yard for flat switching, but it never happened. It's been humping 3 tricks a day just like normal since HH took over.

Still RCO or conventional crews?
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Re: Selkirk

Postby Ironman » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:47 pm

They went to conventional pullers on 1st shift for a time, but now it's back to all RCO except for the port job and the industry job.
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