RailScan - Railroad Traffic Around Reading, PA
Recorded Sun,
Oct 16, 2016

  Time    Location         Dir Symbol   Route          Yard     Engine # & Notes
  0007         Cumru        East   14G     Hburg-Phila
  0122    Sinking Spring    West   17G     Phila-Hburg
  0241    Sinking Spring    East   24Z     Hburg-Atown              Opposed
  0257    Sinking Spring    East   20R     Hburg-Atown              Opposed
  0321    Sinking Spring    East   62V     Hburg-Atown              New Symbol; Opposed
  0322    Sinking Spring    East   61N     Hburg-Phila    Thr
  0504    Sinking Spring    West   25V     Atown-Hburg
  0517    Sinking Spring    East   22V     Hburg-Atown              1132; Works Bethlehem
  0520    Sinking Spring    West   25R     Hburg-Atown
  0534    Sinking Spring    West   23Z     Atown-Hburg              3639
  0559    Sinking Spring    East   20E     Hburg-Atown
  0639    Sinking Spring    East   24K     Hburg-Phila              Opposed
  0647         Belt         East   KH02      RN Local           W   Rn1642/1543; Light Power
  0714    Sinking Spring    West   67Z     Atown-Hburg
  0754    Sinking Spring    East   36Q     Hburg-Atown
  0802         Belt         West   KH02      RN Local           W   Rn1543/1642; 41 L 5 E
  0929    Sinking Spring    West   21M     Atown-Hburg
  0943    Sinking Spring    West   11J     Atown-Hburg              8331
  1000         Belt         West   H68     Atown-Readg          W   9428
  1004    Sinking Spring    East   212     Hburg-Atown
  1021    Sinking Spring    East   16N     Hburg-Atown              Opposed
  1033    Sinking Spring    West   25Z     Atown-Hburg              7656; Opposed; Listing 3 Car Set To Set Out At Womelsdorf
  1042    Sinking Spring    East   18N     Hburg-Atown              Opposed
  1122    Sinking Spring    West   34A     Atown-Hburg
  1143    Sinking Spring    West   19G     Atown-Hburg              1117
  1156         Belt         East   H68     Readg-Atown          W   9428; 6 L 41 E; No Work At Buckeye
  1300    Sinking Spring    East   20K     Hburg-Atown              Opposed
  1327    Sinking Spring    West   15J     Atown-Hburg
  1537         Belt         East   39G     Phila-Atown    Thr
  1544    Sinking Spring    East   10N     Hburg-Atown    Thr   W   9819; Opposed
  1633    Sinking Spring    East   506     Hburg-Phila              Opposed
  1716    Sinking Spring    West   15T     Atown-Hburg
  1928    Sinking Spring    East   20W     Hburg-Atown              1012; Opposed
  2120    Sinking Spring    West   35Q     Atown-Hburg
  2147    Sinking Spring    East   294     Hburg-Atown              To Work At Bethlehem
  2151    Sinking Spring    West   25W     Atown-Hburg              7525
  2208    Sinking Spring    West   60N     Phila-Hburg    Thr       Opposed
  2230         Belt         East   KH01      RN Local           W   Rn3058; 17 L 16 E
  2303    Sinking Spring    East   20Q     Hburg-Phila              Opposed
  2303    Sinking Spring    West   11K     Atown-Hburg              Opposed
  2321    Sinking Spring    East   20R     Hburg-Atown              9888; Opposed
  2321         Belt         West   KH01      RN Local           W   Rn3053/3058; Light Power
Traffic Density (Trains Through): 
Sinky	Belt	Bird	Area
35	35	8	42

Unconfirmed means "best guess" of unheard symbol.
Yard column shows if trains passed through and/or worked Spring Street (Reading) yard.
Notable Events:
Approximately 0300 on 10/16/2016 25Z tied down at Tulp on track two for a recrew.  About 0330 a westbound train passed 25Z
 and noticed a car in the 25Z listing toward one track.  Dispatcher notified car department.  Recrew on 25Z arrived around 0400
 and began looking over the train.  Listing car was about halfway into the train.  Car department arrived and asked to have
 the car set out.  Dispatcher suggested Lawn siding, but knew there were cars in there.  21M asked to look at the siding to see
 if there is enough room for an 85' car.  25Z then said it's a three-car set.  21M said there's not enough room for that so the
 dispatcher said to drop it on Womelsdorf siding.  By the time the 25Z got to Dorf the crew had already announced they only had
 four hours to work.  Car dpeartment said there wasn't any way for them to get into the area to work on the car.  By then the
 25Z was down to an hour (this was at about 1100).  Dispatcher told them to drop the car anyway and then tie down the train.
 For all this time the railroad was single track from Prescott to Wyomissing.  Worse, the 10N was having some of its own woes in
 the Myerstown area.  Not sure what the issue was, but it was holding up the 20K which was at Wall.

Approximately 2200 the dispatcher called the 294 as it approached CP Belt and asked him if he was able to stop at CP West Laurel.
 Turns out that "autorouter" gave the 294 signals up to CP Laurel AND it gave signals to the 11K coming through Fleetwood up to
 CP Laurel as well.  Dispatcher reset signals so crisis averted!

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