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by rrnut282
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 137
Views: 44151

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

FYI Greenplains LLC sold the Bluffton Ethanol Plant to Velaro. It was a part of a package of three ethanol plants. There was a quote from the president of Greenplains stating the three plants was only 20% of their capacity and there were some transfers of rail equipment and storage. The article in t...
by rrnut282
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Buckhorn Plastics/Bluffton IN
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: Buckhorn Plastics/Bluffton IN

There was an item in the local newspaper this week that 20/20 had applied for TIF for some equipment. New equipment needs raw materials, so it could be good news for Wabash Central.
by rrnut282
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Maintanence of Way Projects
Topic: NCD Maintanence
Replies: 0
Views: 30

NCD Maintanence

NS paid a lot of overtime to replace the South track switch for the transfer track in Bluffton Sunday. They had two big excavators, a backhoe, and a dozer to move the pieces in and out. When they let traffic resume around 1800 with a 10mph restriction. This morning the tamper and regulator were work...
by rrnut282
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Penn-Central questions

Best guess, around WWII. As I said, I "heard" that factoid. If the Broadway ran in up to five sections, and some of the other "marquee trains" ran in two or more, it almost seems plausible.
by rrnut282
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Penn-Central questions

The Pan-handle line thru Logansport was why I said *some* Cincy-Chicago *might* have come via Fort Wayne. I find it hard to believe there was much room for freight with 100 pax trains thru Fort Wayne. (a number I heard, can't vouch for its accuracy) As an aside: I can easily picture a yard master or...
by rrnut282
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Penn-Central questions

1. I would assume there was some traffic as the GR&I trains passed by (through) Piqua Yard. How much would require some deep diving into company records.
2. I don't know anyone. What a severance package. No wonder they went bankrupt.
by rrnut282
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: November 15 2004 Piqua Yard
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: November 15 2004 Piqua Yard

I'm surprised you could make if from yard to yard in time.

Don't forget Triple Crown upgraded the yard at least three times: The original 10 track yard. Then they added a 2nd switching lead on the West end (toward Mike) Finally, they added a 2nd switching lead on the East side (near Midway).
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: IN 3125 & 3084
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: IN 3125 & 3084

Looking good
by rrnut282
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !

Oh I'm sure less than 9 out of 10 men on the street could correctly identify what that is. But isn't that the point of preserving history, so people can know and understand how they got there? Once it's gone, you lose context and perspective.
by rrnut282
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Growing up, I went past the elevator quite often as it is/was only a couple of blocks away from the family doctor's office. Only recall seeing a train once or twice in all those years.
by rrnut282
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !

"urban renewal" is a poor excuse to use taxpayer money to destroy a piece of history. I wonder what grand worthless crap they propose as a replacement?
by rrnut282
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS 956
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: NS 956

956 went south on the NCD this morning.
by rrnut282
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KCS 4124
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: KCS 4124

That train went through Bluffton at 1122. I believe it was 61C. A 2nd, W1C went through at 1727.
by rrnut282
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Road 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Lima Road 1913

So, is this the interurban to Kendallville?
by rrnut282
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Work at Hugo?

Hotbox wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:44 pm

..... Aren't the gates here new within the past few years?
Those are only months (like less than four) old.