Vermont Activity and Sightings

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CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

Post by CN9634 »

Left Farnham at 1255, 2 units

csx2039
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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Only 3 local cars for newport.... there may have been a Richford car also....

CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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They made a run today, two units. Stopped in Cowansville for a long time.

Townshipfarmer
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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Any train today? Im in the Cowansville area this afternoon.

csx2039
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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No train into newport, another slow traffic week

CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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Due to the eventful weekend, I wasn't able to report any sightings (if any at all). 3 units left Farnham at 0946, 2558, 2573, and 2525 I'm assuming for Newport area

CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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Left today at 1100, LTEX 2540 & 2573. Yesterday's train actually had 4 units, not see why the extra motors

Fritz
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

Post by Fritz »

CN9634,
Yesterday's southbound 710 brought 28 cars into Newport, including 16 loads of lumber, 2 loads of particleboard, 1 load of woodpulp, 1 load of propane, 1 load of fertilizer. There were also at least 5 grain hoppers, although those could have been loads and/or empties. So that's at least 21 loads, if not more. There's a pretty steep climb from North Troy to the top of the hill just west of Newport, although I don't know the gradient. Thanks for the heads-up!
Best,
Fritz

csx2039
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

Post by csx2039 »

No train today, only one car southbound into Newport yesterday. 28 cars a day would be respectable, but 28 cars per week on one train just shows you that the traffic is not moving efficiently and is getting backed up... Still waiting on the big plans Giles had promised for the conn river route...

CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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As my colleagued pointed out no train yesterday. Today one unit, ltex 2558 left at 1140

Townshipfarmer
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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I appreciate the traffic updates for this line. I have recently move away from this line and this is the only way I can keep track of my favorit line. Thank you.

csx2039
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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No train again today... Despite the enthusiasm for Mondays train, the fact now remains that this was the slowest weeks of the past few months with only 25 total through loads handled for the entire week. And 7 cars of local traffic.
I can't help but wonder how long the CMQ would want to continue running this line at the current traffic rate. I am at a loss...

csx2039
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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Cmq made it into newport with 15 loads, although bringing train in in halves as they blew up a unit. I am assuming only a northbound run today...

CN9634
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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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csx2039 wrote:Cmq made it into newport with 15 loads, although bringing train in in halves as they blew up a unit. I am assuming only a northbound run today...
Yikes... which unit?

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Re: Vermont Activity and Sightings

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I believe it was the 2540

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