Monday, December 10, 2018

Wire Junction: NYC vs. CSS/NS/NKP

CSS is the nickname for the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Realroad. The CSS&SB now handles just freight. A government agency is responsible for the passenger service. CSS bought the NKP's L&EW branch between Michigan City and Kingsbury. [Trains, November 07, 2005 10:18 AM] The route has to be through Sillwell to a spur that served the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. An industrial park is being developed along that branch.

Ken Durkel posted
South Shore Freight AF-2 Southbound waits for the signal at Wire in LaPorte, Indiana as a westbound passes on the NS Chicago Line on March 06, 2014.
Mark Egebrecht Wire?Jeff Krall From what I have been told, back in the days of CR, the interlocker/diamond at milepost 462 was referred to as Wire.Craig Cloud Yep, PC Western Division ETT diamond was called Wire. Plus, notice South Shore speed over diamond around 10mph due being a flange bearing diamond.Ken Durkel The older crews still call it Wire, on occasion dispatch does. Location was WR interlocking.Matt Lastovich When I call the NS I call it Wire.
I've been studying railroads for over four years now, and I'm still learning about new junctions in the Chicagoland area.

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