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    New tower near Monroe St crossing

    Just noticed a new tower South of the Monroe St crossing in Goshen IN. Not a real tall one.....doubt it's a PTC unit. Two small dipole antennas mounted on it...I think dipole.... Any ideas? Right next to the control box where last year they put new signal lights up.
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    limestone slurry tank cars

    Well let's see.....Goshen IN is my location...I see many logos on engine as they pass by. I am guessing it's the Norfolk & Southern line. Two lines here..and very busy ones at that.
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    limestone slurry tank cars

    Because of my proximity to the RR where I work I can rail watch all day long. I've noticed tankers labeled Limestone Slurry....Just what would this be used for? I'm guessing this is a mixture of liquid and fine limestone that gets pumped out of the rail car....
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    what do track lights tell

    That's a good question.....location is Goshen IN...just East of the Elkhart railyards...I see markings of all sorts on locomotives...I am going to say CSX...
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    what do track lights tell

    I work next to a 2 track line....and recently the light towers were moved real close. I often see lights switch from red...to yellow...or green. What exactly does the color of light tell the engineer?
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    what is a positive train control tower

    About a month ago the local electric company installed electrical service along the RR next to where i work. Todays newspaper has a public notice that a 60' Positive Train Control tower is being placed here. What is this? Anyone have details etc on this?
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    steam pull

    Pat...I Googled Railserve and didn't see anything there that would give me details on this.Can you send me that link to be sure I am on the right site?
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    steam pull

    Could very well be the deal...since it was 'hear say' to start with.
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    steam pull

    Just heard that the 1st weekend in May a steam unit will be pulling freight along what is known as the Marion line here in the Goshen IN area...Anyone know details re: this?
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    possession of rail

    Reading on a totally different forum the question was posted as to legality of having a piece of old rail. The person asking was given a short section by a RR worker....another mentioned a new building going up and demolition revealed some old rail in ground. What do you folks know about...
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    Red end of train device

    The other weekend I was sitting and waiting on a slow moving train when both my son & I heard a higher pitched sound as the end of the train passed. He said he has heard it before. Made me wonder if the red light on the last car is powered off the air line that drives a small generator.
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    Unusual car

    We have a winner...scale test car it was....Thanks everyone....Soooo.....just what does a scale test car do anyways? I could Google it...but more fun to read what people here have to say on it.
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    Unusual car

    The other day I was watching a train roll by when the very last car caught my eye. Of course there wasn't time to open the cell camera and snap...but it was a shorter car then any I've seen yet. From the end it appeared to be pretty darn near a triangle shape... with a mid sized square...
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    Locomotive arrangement & numbers

    Above answers all make perfect sense to me..Thanks guys!
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    Locomotive arrangement & numbers

    Cab on the lead is always facing forward but not uncommon seeing others facing backwards.Explain the term 'lashup' please... I can understand the tonnage and it's relationship to units...never gave that a thought I guess..Tho I've seen 9 units on a very short train too.




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