2015 AAPRCO Spirit of St Louis

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The 2015 AAPRCO Convention is being held in St Louis, MO, October 2nd through 4th. For details on the convention, click here.

The following is the schedule and consist of the convention train, the Spirit of St. Louis:

 

TRIP: Sunday, September 27, 2015 to Monday, October 5, 2015 Total Mileage: 1,239

SCHEDULE:

SUN, SEP 27 ( Day 1 ) TRAIN 950 Chicago, IL – Cincinnati, OH

AR CHICAGO 4:30 AM Position train in CUS no later than this time
DP CHICAGO 5:00 AM
PS 81st STREET 5:25 AM Via NS Line (former NKP) Calumet Yard
PS FORT WAYNE, IN 9:15 AM Via NS Line to Muncie, IN
PS MUNCIE 10:30 AM
PS RICHMOND 12:10 PM
PS HAMILTON, OH 1:10 PM
AR MILL 2:00 PM Interchange with IORY Railroad on Vaughn Connection, then continue to Boathouse with Cincinnati Railway pilots
AR UNDERCLIFF YARD 3:00 PM Train will be cut on Main to allow Cincinnati Railway loco
to add private car Oliver Hazard Perry behind 10th car in consist, then recouple train and proceed to Boathouse
AR BOATHOUSE 4:00 PM Layover alongside Ohio River at Boathouse, Oasis Sub,
IORY
MON, SEP 28 ( Day 2 ) Cincinnati, OH – Layover
Off-train passenger activities

TUE, SEP 29 ( Day 3 ) TRAIN 951 Cincinnati, OH – Louisville, KY

DP BOATHOUSE 5:00 AM Assemble train; two (2) Cincinnati Railway locomotives will pull train back to NS Sharonville Yard at Mill
DP MILL 7:30 AM Depart NS Sharonville Yard, pass NS Gest Yard, then
operate via CNO&TP (NS) Rat Hole Line
PS DANVILLE, KY 12:00 PM Via NS Louisville Line
AR LOUISVILLE 7:00 PM Layover in NS Yard, North 30th St. & Garfield Ave.

WED, SEP 30 ( Day 4 ) Louisville, KY – Layover
Off-train passenger activities

THU, OCT 1 ( Day 5 ) TRAIN 955 Louisville, KY – St. Louis, MO

DP LOUISVILLE 6:00 AM Via NS Line
PS CORYDON JCT, IN 6:45 AM
PS HUNTINGBURG 7:45 AM
PS PRINCETON 11:30 AM
PS EAST ST. LOUIS, MO 7:00 PM Interchange with Terminal Railroad in Madison Yard, then
continue to Union Station, St. Louis, with Terminal RR pilots
AR ST. LOUIS UNION STA. 8:00 PM Wye train & back train into Union Station, breaking train
into four drafts occupying four (4) tracks; each draft will be placed on ground power

FRI, OCT 2 ( Day 6 ) St. Louis, MO – Layover
AAPRCO Convention Day 1

SAT, OCT 3 ( Day 7 ) St. Louis, MO – Layover
AAPRCO Convention Day 2

SUN, OCT 4 ( Day 8 ) St. Louis, MO – Layover
AAPRCO Convention Day 3

MON, OCT 5 ( Day 9 ) TRAIN 954 St. Louis, MO – Chicago, IL

ST. LOUIS UNION STA. 7:00 AM Assemble train for departure
DP ST. LOUIS UNION STA. 9:00 AM Via BNSF Mississippi River Line
PS WEST QUINCY 1:00 PM
AR CHICAGO, IL 7:00 PM

CONSIST: Power: Two (2) Amtrak P-42 Locos (Back to Back)
Cars: 1) Pvt Car – 800064 Dagny Taggart (Round end forward)
2) Pvt Car – 800709 Greenwich Harbor
3) Pvt Car – 800738 Greenwich Estates
4) Pvt Car – 800046 J. Pinkney Henderson
5) Pvt Car – 800464 Wisconsin
6) Pvt Car – 800588 Northern Sky (Observation end forward)
7) Pvt Car – 800710 Northern Dreams
8) Pvt Car – 800744 Silver Star
9) Pvt Car – 800069 Cimarron River
10) Pvt Car – 800045 Caritas
11) Pvt Car – 800482 Oliver Hazard Perry (Added to consist at Cincinnati)
12) Pvt Car – 800736 Birch Grove
13) Pvt Car – 800203 Moonlight Dome
14) Pvt Car – 800591 Burrard
15) Pvt Car – 800029 Dearing
16) Pvt Car – 800355 Pacific Sands
17) Pvt Car – 800165 Kansas
18) Pvt Car – 800275 Sierra Hotel
19) Pvt Car – 800724 Promontory Point
20) Pvt Car – 800998 Suitsme

(Note: All cars, other than Cars 1 & 6, should be placed with platform/observation ends trailing)

Check back for more information, photos and videos as they become available.

Also, check out the AAPRCO Facebook page for more information.

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