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  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by Big Bri
 
Wednesday, Feb 9. 2022

Change of power on the H86. And nice seeing an NS D9-44CW under the wires. By Prospect Park Sta.

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 5:10am
NS 7026 SD60E
NS 9651 D9-44CW

75 Cars (36 Mixed/39 mty TILX & STAX Tanks)
312 axles

NAHX 580564*
  by Big Bri
 
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

H86 by Prospect Park Sta at a nice clip!

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 4:48am
NS 7026 SD60E
NS 9651 D9-44CW

35 Cars (16 Mixed/19 mty STAX Tanks)
152 axles

NAHX 580559
  by Big Bri
 
Tues. March 15, 2022

Change of power on the H86. Gone are the EMD SD60E's replaced by a pair of NS ES44DC GEVO's.
H86 by Prospect Park Sta. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 4:40am
NS 7573 ES44DC
NS 7513 ES44DC

61 Cars (21 Mixed/40 mty STAX Tanks)
256 axles

NAHX 580863
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. March 17, 2022

A "Shorty" H86 by Prospect Park Sta with a "Lucky" 13 cars. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 3:55am
NS 7573 ES44DC
NS 7513 ES44DC

13 Cars
64 axles
  by Big Bri
 
Saturday, April 9, 2022

Southbound NS H86 doing every bit of 45mph blasting by Prospect Park Sta. . .

(H86) Amtk #4 trk 2:15am
NS 7513 ES44DC
NS 6993 SD60E

71 Cars (31 Mixed/40 TILX-STAX Tanks)
296 axles

NAHX 580633
  by Bracdude181
 
Question.

How come this train isn’t around anymore?

https://youtu.be/YyvG3ixqJac
  by NHV 669
 
25A is still around, just as an IM move between Chicago and Chattanooga. The caption in the clip notes these were test runs, and I don't see any symbols on the NS wiki referencing any moves between NJ and GA.
  by Bracdude181
 
I know 25A is still around but I was referring to the actual NJ to GA intermodal train that ran on the NEC rather than the symbol. Were the tests unsuccessful? Would NS rather run the NJ to GA intermodal traffic on their own network rather than the NEC?
  by NHV 669
 
I stand corrected. It looks like 211 goes from Croxton to Inman Yard, 212 being the trip north.
  by Bracdude181
 
Yeah I see those trains on Conrails Lehigh Line sometimes.

From what I’ve gathered about the 25A intermodal trial train, it was run for UPS or USPS I believe.

I do have to wonder why the NEC routing was eventually changed to just being on 212 and 211? I know Amtrak charges some sort of fee for freights to run in their lines but there must be more to it than that…
  by Big Bri
 
Friday, April 29, 2022

H86 by Prospect Park Sta. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 4:44am
NS 6993 SD60E
NS 1058 SD70ACe

28 Cars
124 axles
  by Big Bri
 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

H86 northbound by Prospect Park Sta with a nice size train. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 3:50am
NS 6993 SD60E
NS 1058 SD70ACe

67 Cars
280 axles

NAHX 580627*, 580778
  by Big Bri
 
Wed. May 4, 2022

A small H86 rumbling by Prospect Park Sta. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 4:09am
NS 1058 SD70ACe
NS 6993 SD60E

31 Cars
136 axles

NAHX 580628
  by Big Bri
 
Thurs. May 5, 2022

H86 northbound by Prospect Park Sta. . .

(H86) Amtk #1 trk 4:40am
NS 1058 SD70ACe
NS 6993 SD60E

79 Cars (39 Mixed/40 mty STAX-TILX Tank Cars)
328 axles
  by Big Bri
 
Friday, May 20, 2022

BIG H86 on #2 track by Prospect Park Sta!! That was a sight and sound to witness!

(H86) Amtk #2 trk 5:07am
NS 6949 SD60E
NS 6993 SD60E

15 x 105 = 120 Cars! (59 Mixed/61 mty STAX-TILX Tanks)
6,772 Tons
492 axles
7,585 feet

NAHX 580518, 580877*, 580890*
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