Chasing RailAmerica.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by brakie, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    What does one do when CF&E(RailAmerica) comes calling? Take pictures of course![:D]
    Here we see CFE making a reverse move on the NS connector.Notice the brakeman protecting the shove.CF&E uses 3 men crews.
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    Now we see 6637 running on NS trackage next to Transco.The Autoracks will be switch into transco.
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    Here we see 6637 making a reverse shove around the NS connector.

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    And one last look at 6637 as the crew rolls toward Lima and home.

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    This was PRR's double track Ft.Wayne Divisions where high speed T1s would roll passenger trains toward Chicago.
  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    And now it's the Currently Fired Employees! (Or at least that's what NS calls them.)

    ~BS
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    How so?
    The Sandusky line dispatcher ok'd the move..It a very common move..CR and after the split of CR,CSX would use the same trackage rights to Transco including the head room needed to switch Transco.Transco maintains their 2 railroad service agreement.
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    railohio Active Member

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    That's what NS crews call CFE crews because most were removed from a Class 1 at one time.

    ~BS
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Generally that is one of the first choices for new hires by railroads. Most railroad employees are not fired, just laid off. When the U.P. bought the S.P., the U.P. thought they were the only ones who knew how to run a railroad, so they fired all of the ex S.P. employees in order to prove that they really didn't know how to run a railroad. BNSF recognized that they would need extra train crews to keep the freight moving when the BN and the AT&SF merged so they hired the laid off S.P. people as fast as they could. When the U.P. realized their mistake, the ex S.P. employees were already working for the BNSF and not available for recall to the U.P.
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    CSCD? Haven't seen that reporting mark.
  7. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    When referring to a decreased workforce due to an economic downturn, yes. A lot of these guys got canned for rules infractions elsewhere, however.

    ~BS
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    That stands for Cascade & Columbia River RR in Washington State..One of RA's short lines.



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