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NS defect detector moved
« on: Dec 7th, 2010, 8:19am »
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Hi all,
     I live near the NS Pittsburgh Line.(Approximately MP 321)  There used to be a defect detector at 320.8.  I haven't railfanned in a long while and while listening to my scanner recently, I found that they moved the detector east to 317.8.  Does anyone have an idea why they move it?  Just curious.


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MP 317.8?
That must be in the general vicinity of 'AX', where the New Alexandria Branch went North from the as-built Mainline, and where the new 4-track line went Eastward, to Latrobe
just a guess, but moving it 3 miles Eastward would give Westbound trains that tripped the detector another 15,000' to get-stopped, without trying to do-so going down the grade at Radebaugh, or fouling 'RG' / CP-Rade at the base of that hill
do you have a link, to listen to that detector, as the one I used-to have no-longer works

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