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Old 02-25-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
E.M. Bell
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Default CSX P955 OCS on the CC Sub

With all the Hub-Bub flying around about the CSX OCS that has been making rounds, I decided to break character and go shoot CSX for a change this Morning. Armed with a location update from JEL, we motored East towards Winchester (KY) and searched out a few Locations. Every time I find myself out around the CC sub, they seem to talk about lots of trains, but you never see any....this morning the radio was dead and we caught 3 in a little over a best day on CSX in 6 or 8 months!

Shortly after arriving at Patio Yard (Junction between the EK and CC subs just South of Winchester) ) a loaded TVA train came off the RJC at North Cabin and paused at the wye for a crew change. Here is RJC Z047 (CSXT T513) leaving town, seen from the cemetary overpass.

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I had visions of shooting the OCS from the Cemetary overpass, but shortly after the T513 left town the patio switcher shoved a string of cars down the #2 main frigging up the shot. With a scant few minutes to spare we moved South of town and searched for a new location. With a little luck on our side we found our way back to the L&N style searchlight signals at Three Mile, Milepost KC100. After a short wait the OCS was heard on the radio at Patio and soon after we get what we came for as he scorched the ballast down Sanderson Hill.

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The motor drive on the D30 had not even had time to cool off when a Southbound train swung off the EK main and followed the OCS South on the #2 main. Here is W275, splitting the signals at Three mile.

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One last parting shot...a little bit of the Old Reliable keeps a signal case secure...
E.M. Bell, KD4JSL
Salvisa, KY
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