Grand Junction DETOUR Discussion

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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:22 am

That pettibone doesnt seem to be T stickered , who is fixing the bridge , local 7 guys ?
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby Rbts Stn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:43 am

Teamdriver wrote:That pettibone doesnt seem to be T stickered , who is fixing the bridge , local 7 guys ?

That pettibone doesn't seem to be taken very good care of at all, so it may well belong to the T.

Or to "two guys and a pettibone", from the back of The Phoenix.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby jaymac » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:14 pm

Hope someone with a camera was near Clinton around 1300 on 11-29-2012. From the sound of D-3 Form Ds around noon, there was gonna be a meet between a T extra off the PW and POSE.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby KB1KVD » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:33 pm

904 was on the point.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby bmcdr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:18 pm

Yes, there was a meet at Clinton today between our switcher and POSE. We took the siding with the 904, an F-40 control car, one of those ugly genesis engines, a former GO Transit GP-40, two Amfleet coaches, 4 double deckers, 2 regular coaches, with F-40 1035 bringing up the rear. As it stands now, there is going to be 2 of these moves a week until the bridge is fixed, one of them will take place every Sunday.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby KB1KVD » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

There was also a westbound extra from Boston. I believe there was a genset, K-car, genny, F40PH-2C and a MC (1132). I caught that one going though the willows.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby The EGE » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Looks like this isn't the first trouble the bridge has had....

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1937 wreck photographed by Leslie Jones. http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_pub ... 203291459/

Another angle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_pub ... otostream/
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby 130MM » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:57 am

The EGE wrote:Looks like this isn't the first trouble the bridge has had....

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1937 wreck photographed by Leslie Jones. http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_pub ... 203291459/

Another angle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_pub ... otostream/


That guy must have been flying. Look how far away from the track he is, and how much dirt he plowed up.

Does anybody know what the speed on the branch was in thise days?

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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:01 am

jaymac wrote:Hope someone with a camera was near Clinton around 1300 on 11-29-2012. From the sound of D-3 Form Ds around noon, there was gonna be a meet between a T extra off the PW and POSE.

I saw this video on YouTube last night......another railfan that better hope Santa Clause brings him a tripod, lol.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:02 am

bmcdr wrote:Yes, there was a meet at Clinton today between our switcher and POSE. We took the siding with the 904, an F-40 control car, one of those ugly genesis engines, a former GO Transit GP-40, two Amfleet coaches, 4 double deckers, 2 regular coaches, with F-40 1035 bringing up the rear. As it stands now, there is going to be 2 of these moves a week until the bridge is fixed, one of them will take place every Sunday.

BTW, the Amtrak work engine (#521) is actually a GP38-2H.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:49 am

When did B+A(NYC)or PC or Conrail single track the branch?
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:46 am

They didn't. It's a Boston and Maine RR Line.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby TomNelligan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:56 am

I'm sure that our esteemed moderator was referencing the Ayer-Worcester line when he wrote the above. The Grand Junction was of course a B&A-NYC-PC-Conrail-CSX property. As for when the Grand Junction was single-tracked, that was back in the 1950s/early 60s timeframe when the NYC was doing a lot of multiple track removal around its system, but I don't have an exact date.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:25 pm

When did the line go from being double-tracked to single-tracked?
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:51 pm

TomNelligan wrote:I'm sure that our esteemed moderator was referencing the Ayer-Worcester line when he wrote the above. The Grand Junction was of course a B&A-NYC-PC-Conrail-CSX property. As for when the Grand Junction was single-tracked, that was back in the 1950s/early 60s timeframe when the NYC was doing a lot of multiple track removal around its system, but I don't have an exact date.


YES, thought the question was in reference to video posted. Sorry.
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