Started by DaveInChandler, November 03, 2018, 04:30:45 pm
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Quote from: Jakesiegel_3 on November 04, 2018, 01:56:58 pmThe most common grain symbol I see is the GSS9BK which is a Grain shuttle from Syracuse Nebraska to Buckeye Az. They also runa Dixie one a lot but idk the symbol for that one. These trains are usually a few a month but pick up during grain harvest season. There are 2 grain facility destinations being the Buckeye and Dixie Grain facilities which can also both be found on maps easily. Inbound autorack symbol varies but this year has typically been AEPPX coming from El Paso texas (used to be AAMPX from Armoirdale Kansas). Now for scheduling they have absolutely no schedule, a lot of the ops for thru trains on this line are throughout the night. For magma, they used to switch all the mainline industries en route to phx but crews didn't make it to phx often so now they only switch randolph, magma jct and mesa yard inbound, then outbound they switch mesa yard and schnepf farms. Chandler local has picked up on some of their switching ops in Mesa and also the Gilbert lumber spur for Foxworth. The kyrene or tempe local works down the tempe branch weekday afternoons which is nice because last year they started their work just after sundown. Anyways hope that helps some.
Quote from: DaveInChandler on November 04, 2018, 03:24:33 pmI think it looks like the track to schnepf has been severed.-Dave
Quote from: Jeff R on November 04, 2018, 04:41:04 pmAt Schnepf Farms, there was "Cross bucks" at one time, however within the last few years, the crossing over Rittenhouse Rd was repaved with Cement and Crossing Signals /w Gates were installed.Quote from: DaveInChandler on November 04, 2018, 03:24:33 pmI think it looks like the track to schnepf has been severed.-Dave
Quote from: j3rsdm5 on November 05, 2018, 10:59:40 amNow I just use the notification emails for updates....
Quote from: Jeff R on November 05, 2018, 05:23:14 pmQuote from: j3rsdm5 on November 05, 2018, 10:59:40 amNow I just use the notification emails for updates....Before my wife and I had the Twins, we would see the alert for "Entering Picacho Wye" and get ready. Once we see "Coolidge", we bolted out the door to Mesa. If I don't have my laptop with me, I just watch for the Alerts to pop up on my cell phone to know when a train is coming.
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