New Traffic through Jonesborough TN - Crescent Line

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Tue Jul 28 20:36:55 EDT 2009

This morning July 28, about nine am an inspection train went through
Jonesborough TN headed west. The last car had a full glass pane for
observing the track as they went west.

Chatter on the scanner was different today, more information was given to
each train, where they would be waiting, and the time of waits. Can't
recall the exact data but it was much more than any other day for the last
two years.

This evening about 7 pm a different train than usual went west. 98 %
trailers on flat cars. And a couple of 40 foot boxes. Half of the trailers
were marked with "UPS". We have never seen a train of almost all trailers
on flat cars.

Most of the trailers were set on cars only good for trailers. They had
slots for the wheels and a fifth wheel for holding the trailer to the car.

Does anyone have any information as to just what is going on?


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