0230-0420/02-20-2023 started at the start with Yard-Channel hash, a frequent occurrence. Unlike most trips, there would be no CSX, P&W, or NECR receptions, mebbe cuzza the holiday. In fact, the only non-company receptions would be from the automated Morse ID on a PVRR frequency, Boston East at 0312 and Boston West at 0353. Also not heard was anything to, from, or about 426/7, even in the form of W. Boylston XNG noise either side of the trip, up toi and including posting time.
At 0236, D-3 would answer FI-2 -- more about whom later -- and roger whatever they said and then give an OK on signal indication. At 0248 and while in the lee of Mount Wachusett, there would be Dispatcher-side hash, Yard-Channel hash returning.
0302 was when the 333 WLs were dark, and 2 later, D-3 would garble something to FI-2, more again about whom later. 2 after that, there would Dispatcher-side hash, mebbe from D-2, this the start of a spell of radio silence.
The 334s, 335s, and 335s would all be dark. Gardner yard had general on the Extension and W on 1 to mebbe the W FP that included from the E both full-size covered hoppers and an MMD shortie, a solo LPG tank, a solo box, and tanks on the W. There were boxes and covered hoppers visible on 2, but dunno about 4. At 0324 there had been D-3 garble that would start another period of radio silence.
The 333 WLs were dark at 0333, and further E, the EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all other dark, up to and including the EB staggers for Derby at 0352.
At 0347, NewBlue 5958 had been dark solo, and E-facing in the FI-1/2 parking spot, a RailBox on the W end of East Side, and 2 later, there had been brief Road-side hash. At 0355, there had been both-sides-of-Channel-1 garble, clearing enough to hear D-3 confirm that the Milling was lined, locked, and checked normal, so probably AY-3.
0358 produced brief Road-side hash, followed by the Yard Channel variety, and 1 later and then 4 laterwould be the start of extended Dispatcher-side hash, mebbe -- again -- D-2, this time with a Form D or 241.
There had been a spurt of Yard-Channel hash at 0401, but after the 0403 Dispatcher-side hash, the final 17 were silent.
"A gray crossover is definitely not company transportation."