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Steel City Junction Series: Gary, Indiana's Hotspot. 7-16-09.

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Uploaded on Jul 29, 2009

My last visit at Pine enticed me to return. As usual, it was busy and no cops to be found.

6:53AM-
This CSX container intermodal has a pretty decent surprise on the point.
CSXT SD70MAC #4510
CSXT AC4400CW #387

6:59AM-
A pair of Catfish return empty coal gondolas to the BNSF.
NS C40-9W #9674
NS C40-9W #9820

7:13AM-
A CP Trackage Rights train mostly composed of auto racks heads West.
CP AC4400CW #9736
CP AC4400CW #8520
CP ES44AC #8855

7:21AM-
A local originating out of Kirk Yard passes over the NS with two IC switchers in charge.
IC SW14 #1497
IC SW14 #1505

7:55AM-
CSX Yard Job Y123 has a leader with a nice S5T today. This job works around Curtis Yard all day.
CSXT GP38-2 #2640
CSXT GP15T #1551

8:40AM-
A lengthy manifest on the CSX flies by.
CSXT ES44DC #5338
CSXT ES44DC #5461
CSXT GP15T #1507

8:42AM-
An NS hotshot struggles to keep up with the CSX manifest.
NS ES40DC #7626
NS C40-9W #9295
NS C40-9W #9242

8:49AM-
Amtrak 350, the first Regional of the day heads East with the usual Phase III on the rear.
P42DC #37
NPCU #90219

9:03AM-
A mix of UP and NS power is in charge of a manifest.
UP SD70M #2829
NS ES40DC #7519
UP ES44AC #7443

9:08AM-
Another UP trackage rights train this time on the CSX also passes through the junction.
UP SD70M #5182
UP SD70M #4001

9:15AM-
One of my favorite types of NS units leads this stacktrain.
NS SD70M-2 #2766
NS SD70M-2 #2738

9:31AM-
Not-so-uncommon power leads another manifest on the busy CSX line.
CSXT ES44AC #558
CSXT AC4400CW #469

9:50AM-
GTW #4919 is in charge of another local out of Kirk Yard, as usual.

9:56AM-
GTW #4610 in CN colors brings a cut of cars down to the junction while Amtrak 49, the Chicago-Bound Lake Shore Limited passes on the right.
P42DC #116
P42DC #38

10:12AM-
An over two hour late Capital Limited 29 wastes no time through Pine.
P42DC #65
P42DC #100

10:23AM-
CSX #5500, "Spirit Of Cinncinati" leads a manifest on the CSX. This train will stop for over two hours, blocking Clark Rd to the demise of many truckers.
CSXT ES44DC #5500
CSXT AC4400CW #475

10:25AM-
Almost two hours later, a boring NS stacktrain dominates the line.
NS C40-9W #9519
NS C40-9W #9012

10:45AM-
EJ&E #663 and #656 have been given the CN Treatment of yellow tape on the running boards. Today, they lead a manifest into Kirk.

10:57AM-
Amtrak Pere Marquette 371 is led by a gutted F40PH.
NPCU #90225
P42DC #43

11:10AM-
Amtrak 365 follows the Pere Marquette with yet another "Cabbage" leading.
NPCU #90215
P42DC #26

11:36AM
Amtrak Wolverine 351 goes by with there being no freights anywhere for awhile.
P42DC #128
P42DC #29

11:44AM-
This steel gondola and empty coil car train is bound for the Archlor- Mittell Steel Mill in East Chicago.

12:09PM-
A nice EMD leader and an ever-rarer GE Dash 8 lead a manifest West.
NS SD70 #2561
NS C40-8 #8307

(c) 9th Street Productions.

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