Real NS OAR Training First Responders GP38-2 #5642, 2 Boxcars, 2 Flatcars & 4 Tank Cars - Rootstown Ohio = Sunday 8/19/18

Today was a total surprise. I read yesterday about the NS Norfolk Southern OAR Operation Awareness Response Training First Responders train heading east through Indiana. I read the destination of Latrobe PA. Well I did not know if it would take the NS Cleveland Line or the Fort Wayne Line. So by mid afternoon, I get a text message saying he's in Huron Ohio after 3PM. So after 4PM, I got into my vehicle and drove to my favorite spot of Rootstown and got trackside at 4:45PM. Well after waiting almost 2 hours, NS eastbound symbol #975 shows up. And boy, outside of the UP OLS with Spirit of Union Pacific #1943, this takes the cake this year. After trying ever since this unit and the cars came out in real life, I've missed it every time it came through in the past 2 years. Well finally by total surprise luck, behold, I see it today!!

Also a side note, this is the first time this whole train ran the Cleveland Line between Cleveland to Alliance.\

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That is beautiful!   Is there a link  or web site someplace to explain what each car is used for relative to training?  I was surprised to see all of them.

Very cool!

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

Thanks for the link and the video is excellent, very informative.  I had not thought about it but I wonder if the other RR biggies are doing something similar?  Don't you love the inside of the cars, especially the tank car?

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

hokie71 posted:

Thanks for the link and the video is excellent, very informative.  I had not thought about it but I wonder if the other RR biggies are doing something similar?  Don't you love the inside of the cars, especially the tank car?

hokie71, I wondered that myself about the other Class 1 Railroads. As to the tank cars, yes that is superb and well done and also the boxcars as classrooms.

wrawroacx posted:
hokie71 posted:

Thanks for the link and the video is excellent, very informative.  I had not thought about it but I wonder if the other RR biggies are doing something similar?  Don't you love the inside of the cars, especially the tank car?

hokie71, I wondered that myself about the other Class 1 Railroads. As to the tank cars, yes that is superb and well done and also the boxcars as classrooms.

CSX has a similar safety train/training train.

 

First responders can get free training if/when the train is stationed near you.

-Chris Member since 12/14/02

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