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Old 07-04-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Does anybody know how often trains still go by Signal Rd in JC? It's the track that goes behind Krogers and ETSU. It used to be several times a day and through the night, but that was pre-closure of many of the routes. Do trains even use that track anymore? (Trying to evaluate the noise in that area)
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Berwick, Penna.
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I'm not familiar with the local area, but Johnson City was located on the main line of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio (usually referred to as just "the Clinchfield"). It was a relatively small, but consistently prosperous freight-only line that ran between the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and Spartanburg, SC, and it had good connections at either end that made it suitable for "bridge" or interchange traffic. In between the two, it had a number of mountain grades and scenery that made it particularly attractive to railroad buffs and photographers.

But almost all the other railroads with which the Clinchfield did business eventually fell under the control of CSX, and in the contemporary railroad game, heavy mountain grades are the kiss of death; most of the interchange traffic was re-routed about a year ago. The line itself still survives, but only to handle the much-smaller volume of traffic that originates or terminates locally. Can't say with certainty that this is the reason behind the drop-off in activity, but it seems like the most logical explanation.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Sullivan County, Tennessee
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I live near the CSX line between Johnson City and Kingsport and it seems I hear more than two train movements a week, maybe once daily. I would presume these to pass through Johnson City to Erwin. They never make as must noise or shake the earth as the 100 car coal train heading up the southbound grade.

This link has discussion that suggest only two movements per week to Eastman Chemical in Kingsport. Eastman Chemical also has traditionally had freight movements with Norfolk-Southern (especially coal). http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewt...?f=53&t=160842
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: RDU
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Currently, four daily scheduled trains run this line: two northbound, two southbound. Occasionally, an extra section of one of the regularly scheduled freights will run. Additionally, a local switcher works from Kingsport to Erwin and back Monday through Friday.

On average, one to two bulk commodity trains (grain, aggregate, ethanol) are traversing the line each week. No schedule coal movements run via the Clinchfield at this time; however, CSX has rerouted at least two loaded trains along the line over the past year.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:26 PM
 
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Currently, four daily scheduled trains run this line: two northbound, two southbound. Occasionally, an extra section of one of the regularly scheduled freights will run. Additionally, a local switcher works from Kingsport to Erwin and back Monday through Friday.

On average, one to two bulk commodity trains (grain, aggregate, ethanol) are traversing the line each week. No schedule coal movements run via the Clinchfield at this time; however, CSX has rerouted at least two loaded trains along the line over the past year.
Any idea what the schedule is for this train line now in 2020? Checking out a house and the tracks run right behind the back yard on Mary Street by ETSU. Neighbor said he thought 6-7x a day including 1 or 2 at the wee hours of 3-4am.
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:53 PM
 
Location: TN/NC
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Any idea what the schedule is for this train line now in 2020? Checking out a house and the tracks run right behind the back yard on Mary Street by ETSU. Neighbor said he thought 6-7x a day including 1 or 2 at the wee hours of 3-4am.
I would Google about the railroads in JC. You should be able to trace schedules.

That said, much of what is being hauled through here is a result of heavy industry. That industry, such as it is, is largely based outside of the Johnson city city limits.
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Old 09-17-2020, 01:37 PM
 
Location: RDU
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Any idea what the schedule is for this train line now in 2020? Checking out a house and the tracks run right behind the back yard on Mary Street by ETSU. Neighbor said he thought 6-7x a day including 1 or 2 at the wee hours of 3-4am.
The rail line adjacent to Mary St is the Norfolk Southern Bristol to Bulls Gap line. Off the top of my head, average daily train count includes between four and six intermodal/piggyback trains; three to five mixed freight trains; and a local move each way.

For anyone wondering, the CSX line has seen increased traffic of late.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:30 PM
 
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The rail line adjacent to Mary St is the Norfolk Southern Bristol to Bulls Gap line. Off the top of my head, average daily train count includes between four and six intermodal/piggyback trains; three to five mixed freight trains; and a local move each way.

For anyone wondering, the CSX line has seen increased traffic of late.
That was very helpful, thank you so much!
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Old 04-07-2023, 11:26 PM
 
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Does anyone know what train runs next to 128 keefauver rd gray tn? Looking at this house but train track in back yard.
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