Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

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WhartonAndNorthern
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Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:46 am

A few CSX intermodals are listed in the guide (I know it's unofficial) as "working" Connellsville, PA.
These include:
  • the Chicago-Chambersburg trains (Q015 and Q016) which are also listed as working McKees Rocks
  • the Portsmouth-North Baltimore trains (Q135 and Q136) which work McKees Rocks as well
  • the Chicago-Baltimore trains (Q137 and Q138) which also work McKees Rocks
I don't see any intermodal ramps on CSX for Connellsville. The Pittsburgh ramp is McKees Rocks. Are these trains block-swapping between each other? Are containers coming to Connellsville via interchange? (SWP? CN-WLE?)

Does Q009 (trailers + containers) make any intermediate stops between North Bergen and Chicago? I've seen it leaving on the Bergenfield webcam and then a day later on the Deshler cam with a different grouping of cars.

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Re: Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by ProRailProductions » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:07 pm

It is a possibility now but back in either 2010 or 2011 I was railfaning Connelsville and Q137 was working the yard, but this could have changed with the new Intermodel yard at Mckees Rocks!

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Re: Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by atsf sp » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:15 pm

Its been a few year since I worked at Cville but there are no containers interchanged there. There is also no ramp. I believe these trains now work the short pull so they will crew change in Cville and may work the yard possibly swapping cars or even picking up autoracks.
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Re: Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by mmi16 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 am

I suspect the 'work' for these trains at Connellsville is a crew change.

Through trains run with crews from Cumberland to New Castle (normal running time is 8 1/2 to 10 hours). With the identified trains now working at McKees Rocks I would expect them to be operating with 'short pool' crews Cumberland to Connellsville and Connellsville to New Castle - thus giving the crew time under the HOS law to work at McKees Rocks.

Q009 does not operate on the route over Sand Patch grade and through Connellsville.
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Re: Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by RSD15 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:49 pm

Q009 works Dewitt (Syracuse NY) daily.

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Re: Connellsville PA intermodal and Q009 questions

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Wed May 08, 2019 2:40 pm

Thanks to all who replied!

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