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J 09-08-2010 03:24 PM

New NS Double Stack Service - Hampton Roads - West
 
Heatland Corridor Starts Up

Presumably NS will be putting out a press release shortly. For now...

Quote:

"After sunset on Wednesday, Norfolk Southern Train 233 will leave Hampton Roads pulling double-stacked cargo containers headed to Chicago and Ohio."

Source: http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stori...orupgrade.aspx


The following article provides additional information including a report that NS will hold a ceremony on Thursday at Radford VA at the Cowan Tunnel.

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/new...?news_id=71593





crazytiger 09-08-2010 03:46 PM

Gene Bowker posted this on various yahoo groups:
The Norfolk Southern schedules ceremony to mark first Heartland Corridor
trains - http://exm.nr/95mogV

Will be interesting to see what kind of schedule changes this leads to with the
ability to route double-stacks via the NS Pocahontas Division for the first
time.

Gene Bowker http://genebowker.com/
The Railroad Examiner - http://railfan.biz

Chase55671 09-08-2010 05:10 PM

I wonder how many foamers will be on the Pokey tomorrow? :lol:

Chase

bigbassloyd 09-08-2010 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 120920)
I wonder how many foamers will be on the Pokey tomorrow? :lol:

Chase

The better question is how many NS bulls will be on the Pokey. :)

Expect some tickets and or arrests.

Loyd L.

crazytiger 09-08-2010 10:02 PM

Well, if you stay of the ROW you should be good. The bigger question is "Will you?"

bigbassloyd 09-08-2010 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazytiger (Post 120937)
Well, if you stay of the ROW you should be good. The bigger question is "Will you?"

Sadly, no. The ROW along the Pokey runs wider than many people think it does.

Loyd L.

J 09-09-2010 06:03 PM

Here is a video celebrating the opening of the corridor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUFpx91KKWM


Here is additional coverage about the new service with focus on the Rickenbacker Intermodal Yard in Columbus, OH.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content...k.html?sid=101

crazytiger 09-10-2010 02:44 AM

Someone caught the action.
[photoid=337360]

Chase55671 09-11-2010 10:54 PM

Yesterday, the first eastbound doublestack operating as NS I34 crossed into West Virginia from Ohio.

[photoid=337470]

Chase


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