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Re: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Lines ops
 
« Reply #100 on: Nov 21st, 2009, 12:59pm »
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Thanks for the update towny, With this new plant, what can we expect to see on a day to day basis up there. 2 to 3 trains a day? Less, More, Or i guess i should direct the question to this- How many seperate, scheduled trains will now be operated on the line. Not including extras or work trains, ect.

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« Reply #101 on: Nov 22nd, 2009, 2:05pm »
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Boy thatís not an easy answer. From what the plant is saying you can expect 1 train per day related to Ethanol. This could be grain, or finished product. Grain and empties will go and come from Cresson on average three times per week. The same can be said for ethanol and distillers grain going out via Keating. So your looking at around 6 trains a week. Now some can be on the same day, so until things are underway its hard to tell what schedule they will follow. Also note this will vary on the availability of power. The big shots in Nicholasville have yet to see the need to send more power. Coal traffic should hold steady at its current pace which will be 2 to 3 trains a week depending on permits. Add on 1 or 2 misc movements a week and the line should be seeing around 10 trains a week not including the daily yard job that will serve the plant.  Most movements dealing with coal actually take a total of 3 crews. 1 to pick up the cars from NS and spot the train, 2nd will load the train, and 3rd will deliver the train back to NS.  
 
 
In a Nut Shell a lot is going to be happening!
 
 
Anybody catch the big derailment on the WBV two weeks ago?


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« Reply #102 on: Nov 22nd, 2009, 4:54pm »
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Thank you towny, It does sound like the RJC boys will have their hands full up there in the following months.
 
Whats this about a derailment? Lets hear the details!


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« Reply #103 on: Nov 22nd, 2009, 5:38pm »
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Loaded coal train was heading towards Keating for interchange with the NS. Heading out of Clearfield yard and just before the bridge she picked a switch, last work was the ties were the direct cause. 14 loads ended up on the ground, mostly on the bridge and none of them tipped over. RJC derailment crews had here back on the rail in no time.

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« Reply #104 on: Nov 22nd, 2009, 7:43pm »
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Good to hear that no one was hurt. Im sure the engineer was on the edge of his seat on that incident. It had to of been scary with that bridge right there, Ive been over that bridge on that line an its a nice drop below it!

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« Reply #105 on: Nov 24th, 2009, 2:33pm »
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RJC SD40T-2 5353 was down at Conway this week and left, maybe on 10A, today.  Another report noted this unit out in Ohio last week, so I'm guessing it's heading east.  If anyone see's it, please let us know.  Thanks  
 
It was in full RJC red paint.


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« Reply #106 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 2:32pm »
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Common practice for the RJC bunch to move power around. They do it quite often. Some power off the RJCP was slated to head south, i know the 3806 was one of them. The 9010 left Dover about two weeks ago to head to Lexington as well. I know they are swapping power out on the RJCW this might be the new home for the 5353

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« Reply #107 on: Dec 19th, 2009, 1:52pm »
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Another grain train just pulled off of 5 west heading east on the RJCP about 1pm today.

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« Reply #108 on: Dec 22nd, 2009, 8:44am »
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Grain Grain Grain, It is going to take a few trains to fill those silos up! I remember one guy telling me 5 trains, but I cant back that up. Anybody get down to the plant and get a pic of them unloading?

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« Reply #109 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:38pm »
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RJC arrives at Clymer. Todays weather was raw, but the "red rocket" colors excel in any weather.
 
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« Reply #110 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:40pm »
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The train is in position at the Amfire Clymer loadout.
 
Side by side RJC units.
 
SWEET!
 
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« Reply #111 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:42pm »
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A going away shot of the rear power at Clymer
 
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« Reply #112 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:45pm »
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A tight tele of a helper on a grain train near the Valewood Farms Crossing on the RJC Cresson Sub.
 
To my surprise, the helper would cut off near Ebensburg Jct and return to Cresson.
 
You'll see I made the best of that shot.
 
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« Reply #113 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:47pm »
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RJC helpers returning light to Cresson.
 
I have been looking for daffodils beside the tracks. And I finally found some!
 
Enjoy!
 
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« Reply #114 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:53pm »
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Along side Loretto Road.
 
I would like to get a sunny afternoon shot here.
 
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« Reply #115 on: Apr 25th, 2010, 10:36pm »
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As always, Rat, awesome shots. I have never railfanned the RJC, but it's looking like it might be worth the trip over to Clearfield this summer.

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« Reply #116 on: May 26th, 2011, 1:02am »
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I have the opportunity to chase some RJC on June 5th, was wondering what the best option is for a chase. Head to Clearfield and wait for something to happen, hit up Cresson, or any better ideas? Are they running a rough schedule, or is it "as needed"?

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« Reply #117 on: May 26th, 2011, 2:25pm »
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on May 26th, 2011, 1:02am, Lfire83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I have the opportunity to chase some RJC on June 5th, was wondering what the best option is for a chase. Head to Clearfield and wait for something to happen, hit up Cresson, or any better ideas? Are they running a rough schedule, or is it "as needed"?

 
I'd like to get out and chase them too, but don't want to risk a wasted trip.  Never chased RJCP before, only ran into them once just out of Clearfield when a bunch of us from work went to Denny's (the burger place, not "Lenny's", lol).  I have an acquaintance that was just out to chase.  It appears like RJCP is still "railfan friendly" if you stop and sign in at the office.  Might be a place to start?


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« Reply #118 on: May 27th, 2011, 6:54pm »
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Thanks for the help... I guess that line is kind of out of the spotlight for railfanning... not too much info out there on it.

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« Reply #119 on: Aug 15th, 2011, 8:15pm »
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Well the line looks to be officially all 6 axle power now.  Even with NS power on trains the last 4axle unit may have left the line early this summer.

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