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Old 06-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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Found the rundown of the Macon end, send me a private message with your email address and I will send it to you. Y101 basic thing is to be at the yard by 8 and then flip back and forth between them and NS till GC starts doing anything. With the 10 mph restrictions on most of the line it is an all day chase. One note is that they are now normally swapping with L782 at East Dublin siding which is unfortunate as when they swapped at West Dublin you were able to get 3 different units leading versus two now. The reasoning for this I have heard is because Y101 runs with two crews and L782 with only one. L782 is really overworked nowdays, they really need two jobs out of Lyons but I doubt they have enough power for that.
For Savannah end L783 (Savannah - Meldrim/Groveland/Collins) is M-W-F, with intermodal on Mondays and Wednsdays which is interchanged with the HOG. Normally departs Savannah around 2, switching in Meldrim can waste alot of time though, G&W is about the only railroad that switches slower than a class 1 (no kicking cars) After the stop in Meldrim its a straight run to either Groveland or Collins to meet 782, Collins is preferred since the west switch of Groveland siding is out of service. 782 will then take the train to Vidalia where it will set out the intermodal before taking the empty woodracks to Atlantic Wood. HOG may or may not run in daylight, its always a gamble. On Fridays 782 will only run to Lyons and cut off the power and go to the shops.

No idea if chip train runs on weekend, but its worth checking out. Personally I would avoid weekends for GC, a Monday-Tuesday tuesday trip would be ALOT more bang for your buck. Don't forget you can also do Sandersville or GASR in the morning before 783 runs.
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