HiDef - Beautiful High Speed Railroading Action in Goshen IN





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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2009

After a frustrating night of sleep, I woke up to catch the last of the morning trailer trains through Goshen. 14N passed at 8:56 in the a.m. to start my 24 hour count, and the EB hotshots show up right on queue. I didn't film every train like I did the day before, but I still catch plenty of high speed Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific action.

I filmed at a few different locations around Goshen. The first two pigs are shown at the big curve at IN highway 4, 16N and 23M are seen at the next street to the west, and 26N is a little farther to the west.

Train 1.
9:33am EB 24M
Chicago 63rd - Baltimore

Today this train has 83 hot trailers and 49 containers for Pittsburg and Baltimore. 24M usually has lots of UPS trailers and this day is no exception, with most of them heading to Pittsburg, and far less truckload traffic then the following 20E to Morrisville. Like most NS hotshots, this train is very consistent through Goshen, coming through at: 9:05 the day before, 9:33 on Friday 8-20-09, 9:26 on 7-15-09.

Train 2.
9:44am EB 20E
Chicago 63rd - Morrisville, PA

20E is a daily Chicago to Morrisville run, and has trailers for Morrisville, near Philidelphia, and Rutherford east of Harrisburg, PA. This train looks like it usually does, about 80 pigs, with a variety of trailers belonging to UPS, Yellow, Roadway, Alliance, JBHunt, Fedex and many others. And, like usual, is right behind 24M.

I missed recording extra trains 62T with steel loads heading east and 574, NORX coal loads heading west.

Train 3.

10:12am EB 16N
Elkhart - Conway

16N is usually a late morning train, and today is no exception. This beastly manifest has some military vehicles, as well as lots of ethanol and a block of grain from the BNSF. An extra of this train symboled M6N was by earlier this morning, and another 16N will be by at 10:30 tonight. Lots of traffic for Conway!

Train 4.
10:15am WB 23M
Elizabeth NJ - Chicago

This train has container traffic from a few ramps along the east coast for Chicago's 47th st. yard. This is one of only a few trains that still hauls marine containers from the east coast, and probably in the future, 23M will handle even fewer marine boxes and be mainly domestic traffic such as JBHunt, EMP and HUB.

After this train i tried to get some sleep and stopped filming. I recorded trains 23N, 15Q, 18K, 23T, 39E, 144, 331 and 17M before bringing the camera back out to catch 26N.

Train 5.
2:23pm EB 26N
Chicago BNSF, UP - Columbus

Train 26N handles all traffic for Columbus, OH, today most of it coming from the BNSF in Los Angeles. I've never seen so many JBHunt containers on this train, and it's about time. I've been expecting this domestic traffic to start really picking up ever since NS built its new terminal in Columbus. It's easy to pick out the traffic from UP, the last 25 or so stacks that belong to KLine. UP handles KLine business in the west.

As you can tell, i decided to stick with showing the whole train. It is much more meaningful to me. Sorry for those that don't like it... but hey! you can always just fast forward yes?! :P

God bless!


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