Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad (NICTD)


1998 Movements and Capacities

According to NICTD in 1998, there were 55 operable South Shore cars, of which 51 are needed for each weekday's trips 48 of those needed to be ready to run at 4:00am for the morning peak service to Chicago. (My count of 1998 peak capacity to Chicago was 4,960.)
Note that there were 58 cars on the roster in 1998. The three cars not operable were damaged in accidents in 1993 and 1998.
Total Estimated Capacity Chi-Gary Gary-MC MC-SB
Westbound 8196 5956 1288
Peak Capacity (arrive Randolph before 9:30a) 4960 4392 184
Off-Peak Capacity (arrive Randolph after 9:30a) 3236 1564 1104
Eastbound 8196 5772 1288
Peak Capacity (depart Randolph between 4:00p and 6:30p) 4008 3640 184
Off-Peak Capacity (depart Randolph before 4:00p or after 6:30p) 4188 2132 1104
Please see notes at foot of page.
Westbound to Chicago (CT) Estimated Capacity
# Chicago Gary Shops S Bend Consist Chi-Gary Gary-MC MC-SB
102 5:40a 4:45a 4:02a 2MU 184 184
104 6:38a 5:42a 4:57a 5MU 1T 568 568
106 7:21a ----- 5:48a 5MU 1T 568 568
108 7:35a 6:34a 5:54a 6MU 2T 768 768
110 7:47a 6:50a 6:05a 6MU 2T 768 768
12 8:05a 7:06a 6:22a 5:42a 6MU 2T (2MU SB>MC) 768 768 184
112 8:36a 7:42a 6:57a 6MU 2T 768 768
212 8:52a 7:57a 5MU 1T 568
14 10:25a 9:29a 8:45a 8:05a 6MU (2MU SB>MC, 4MU MC>GM) 552 368 184
214 11:10a 10:12a 2MU 184
116 12:10p 11:14a 10:29a 2MU 184 184
216 1:20p 12:23p 1MU 92
18 2:22p 1:25p 12:41p 12:01p 2MU 184 184 184
118 4:15p 3:20p 2:35p 5MU 460 460
218 5:32p 4:35p 5MU 1T 568
20 6:22p 5:25p 4:40p 4:00p 4MU (2MU SB>GM) 368 184 184
220 7:42p 6:45p 5MU 460
420 7:20p 6:35p 2MU 184
22 10:08p 9:11p 8:28p 7:48p 2MU 184 184 184
422 10:30p 9:50p 2MU 184
Eastbound from Chicago (CT) Estimated Capacity
# Chicago Gary Shops S Bend Consist Chi-Gary Gary-MC MC-SB
401 4:30a 5:10a 2MU 184
203 6:10a 7:01a 2MU (Out of Service >MC) 184 OOS
403 7:10a 7:50a 2MU 184
205 6:55a 7:40a 5MU 1T 568
207 8:00a 8:52a 4MU 368
7 8:45a 9:36a 10:20a 11:00a 2MU 184 184 184
107 10:15a 11:11a 11:55a 2MU (1MU GM>MC) 184 92
9 12:25p 1:21p 2:05p 2:45p 3MU (2MU GM>SB) 276 184 184
109 2:25p 3:21p 4:05p 4MU (2MU GM>MC) 368 184
209 3:20p 4:17p 3MU 1T 384
11 3:58p 4:54p 5:38p 6:18p 5MU 1T (3MU 1T GM>MC, 2MU MC>SB) 568 384 184
111 4:22p 5:22p 6:06p 6MU 2T 768 768
113 4:57p 5:55p 6:40p 6MU 2T 768 768
15 5:10p 6:12p 6:50p 7:30p 6MU 2T (2MU MC>SB) 768 768 184
115 5:28p 6:21p 7:05p 6MU 2T 768 768
215 5:32p 6:30p 4MU 368
117 5:58p 6:55p 7:38p 5MU 1T 568 568
19 7:15p 8:10p 8:53p 9:33p 4MU (2MU MC>SB) 368 368 184
119 8:15p 9:07p 9:50p 4MU 368 368
121 10:15p 11:07p 11:50p 2MU 184 184
101 12:45a 1:41a 2:25a 2MU 184 184
Consists and capacities based on observations made on October 30th, 1998. Note that these are maximum capacities based on the number of seats on a 1982 MU or 1992 Trailer - the South Shore often moves unmanned cars as part of their trains, adding cars as the train progesses along the line. All times are shown as Central Time.

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