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« Reply #180 on: Oct 6th, 2008, 2:33pm »
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I understand that this is Western Pennsylvania, but I do have a question about something that was spotted in the Salamanca, New York Area.  There is a round white object under the rail that has 2 wires that come from it and connect to the rail.  This object couldn't be more then 20 feet from a grade crossing.  Does anyone have any ideas?
 


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« Reply #181 on: Oct 8th, 2008, 7:45pm »
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That would be a "shunt" to work in connection with the crossing protection.  Since you said it was 20 feet from the crossing, it would be the termination shunt that would shut the crossing protection off after a movement cleared in that direction.
 
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« Reply #182 on: Oct 9th, 2008, 3:09pm »
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Thank you.

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« Reply #183 on: Feb 20th, 2009, 4:12pm »
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Quick question.
What are the train call signs on the B&P?  I have heard so many and am not sure what they mean.


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« Reply #184 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 10:37am »
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You mean train IDs?
 
Main
NC- New Castle
BT- Butler
RI- Rikers
DB- Dubois
JB- Johnsonburg
SI-Salamnca
BF- Buffalo
HC- Homer City
Example- BTNC
 
Shawmut
DB- Dubois
PS- Driftwood
FR- Freeport
Example- PSFR
 
A&E
WA- Warren
JO- Johnsonburg
RI- Ridgeway
SM- St. Marys
ER- Erie
DU-Dubois
Exapmle- WAJO
 
All trains on the B&P keep their originating ID unless there is a different crew to bring it back to the originating terminal like the SIJB/RIJB swap in Jburg or the RINC/NCRI coal drags.  There are also numerous locals out of each terminal (BT, DB, JB, BF, BR-Bradford) that have designations like BT-1, DB-2, etc.
 
***Edit***  A work in porgress.
B&P Trains south to north starting with the Butler terminal.
 
Butler  
BTNC- New Castle Road train turn
NCRI- Coal train p/u from CSX.  New C.-Rikers.  Butler crew.
BT1&2- Butler Local 1st&2nd trick
BT3- Northern Sub local
PW1- P&W Sub local
AK1&2- AK Steel Job, plus P&W Sub work.
 
Rikers
RIBT- Butler Road train turn.
RINC- Empty Hopper train to be interchanged with CSX.
RIJB- Road Train turn swapping trains with SIJB and returning.
PSFR- P&S Sub to Freeport, and Power Plant
HC1- Homer City job
 
Dubois
PSDB- Driftwood turn
DB1&2- Dubois locals
 
Johnsonburg
JBSI/JBRI- Road trains returning after crew trade.
JB1-Johnsonburg local
JB2-local 2nd trick + Hutchins work
 
Bradford
SIBF- Buffalo turn
SIJB- Johnsonburg turn
BR1- Bradford local
 
Buffalo
BF1, 2, &3- Buffalo Yard/Locals
 
Warren
WAER- westbound Erie Turn
WAJO, WARI, WASM, WADU- eastbound, same job, symbol depends on turn point of Jburg, Ridgway, or St. Marys.  Dubois turn not in service yet.
YAWA- Warren local.


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« Reply #185 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 10:21pm »
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Thank you.  I was asking also because I am planning some photos of the B&P in New York and was wondering what the ID would be before it got to Salamanca.

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« Reply #186 on: Feb 24th, 2009, 8:59pm »
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Southbound in very early morning would be SIBF turn from Sally-Buffalo-Sally.
Northbound in evening would be JBSI from Johnsonburg.  Same crew that took the morning southbound (SIJB).


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« Reply #187 on: Feb 25th, 2009, 8:18pm »
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Quick question.  This past Tuesday 2/24 I followed SIJB from Salamanca to Limestone.  GE was doing some testing.  They had an ES44DC, their Research and Development Lab, and an AC6000CW.  Is this testing quite common for the B&P?  Maybe perhaps, is this something of a "test drive" for new power.  I don't want to start any rumor it's just a thought.

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« Reply #188 on: Feb 25th, 2009, 9:19pm »
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I can't answer on how common it is, but GE does use the B&P to test fairly regularly.  They just tested a new model for BNSF a month or so ago.  The combination of lower traffic volume, the B&P's grades, curves, etc. to give the new test locos a good run through, and the locale in relation to Erie make the B&P a pretty good choice.

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« Reply #189 on: Mar 3rd, 2009, 8:58am »
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I was looking at some photos of the B&P Tunnel Motors.  I noticed that the nose on 3302 is longer then 3301.  Could 3302 be a "Snoot Nose"?

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« Reply #190 on: May 2nd, 2009, 8:42am »
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What power is being used for the new AK work?

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« Reply #191 on: Oct 12th, 2009, 12:25pm »
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Last Tuesday (10-05-09) I spotted SIJB leaving Salamanca, NY at 1615.  Have they changed the times that they run?  Could there have been a problem with power or something else?

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« Reply #192 on: Nov 1st, 2009, 2:30pm »
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October 30, 2009.  Droney Road.  Lewis Run, PA.

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« Reply #193 on: Nov 1st, 2009, 2:33pm »
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Closer

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« Reply #194 on: Nov 1st, 2009, 2:34pm »
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Extreme Close Up.

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« Reply #195 on: Nov 1st, 2009, 2:35pm »
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Going South.

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« Reply #196 on: Nov 1st, 2009, 3:07pm »
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Nice pics!  I chased the SIJB a few weeks ago.  Haven't had time to do anything with my stills yet, but here are a few videos of the chase.  Lewis Run is one of my normal spots to hit.
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« Reply #197 on: Nov 19th, 2009, 8:52pm »
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BPRR 3001 with a maintenance ballast train tying up in Dubois yard. 11/18

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« Reply #198 on: Nov 19th, 2009, 8:56pm »
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BPRR extra freight passing the Ridgway station southbound, 11/18.

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« Reply #199 on: Nov 21st, 2009, 11:14am »
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