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by Eric in St Joe
Thu May 25, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Steepest RR Grade
Replies: 4
Views: 5754

As far as i know the Madison RR doesnt go beyond the industrial park at all anymore.. I dont think there is anything south of there that warrants rail service anymore. The power plant is down by the river, but it gets coal in by barge and has for years.
by Eric in St Joe
Tue May 23, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Erie S1 #310
Replies: 11
Views: 9339

Id take the EL grey, maroon, and yellow over the Erie plain black and yellow anyday!
Didnt the big steamer come from a park in Peru?
by Eric in St Joe
Sun May 21, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All tank car train on CSX
Replies: 3
Views: 3862

All tank car train on CSX

Does anyone know the number of the tank car train on CSX? I saw it today eastbound. What does this train haul?
by Eric in St Joe
Fri May 19, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Tillman road RR Xing
Replies: 1
Views: 3043

Tillman road RR Xing

Ive always wondered why with the traffic Tillman road gets from people coming in off of 469 why the RxR crossing on Tillman is only protected by cross bucks. There is another crossing to the south of 469 that has modern flashers.
by Eric in St Joe
Fri May 19, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 64607

The CL was removed west of Frankfort around 1990/91 or so.. I think this part of the lines was at one time, before NS removed it, going to be a shortline.. Its too bad its gone now but it just didnt have much online buisness between Frankfort and the Ind.Ill border. Most of the towns were too dinky ...
by Eric in St Joe
Tue May 16, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Farm tractor unit trains
Replies: 3
Views: 3506

Yes yes i have witnessed these trains first hand. The usually have JD tractors and pickers, but i have noticed a few flats with Ford New Hollands and case IH and some Deuts Allis... Pretty cool to see these trains going through town!!
by Eric in St Joe
Wed May 10, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne to Waterloo Interurban / NY Central Line
Replies: 13
Views: 12163

The FW&J never was a really profitable line IMHO. The line had practically no online buisness between Jackson and Fort wayne and the only real online busines was in Auburn.
by Eric in St Joe
Wed May 10, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train shop in Harlan
Replies: 4
Views: 4546

Good deal!! Ill have to go over there and give him some buisness!
I miss the old trains shops in Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Roanoke..
Anyone know if there is still a shop in Warsaw??
by Eric in St Joe
Sun May 07, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW
Replies: 30
Views: 25807

The MAW has some of the saddest looking track i have ever seen. Reminds me of HCRC tracks back in the 1980s..
by Eric in St Joe
Sun May 07, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scanner in a Auto?????
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

That is correct. I HOPE to be ready by July. So far im up over 5 WPM and have been able to copy SOME at 10 and 13 WPM. I have an old General class 13 WPM (I know its no longer valid to pass the 5 WPM code test to get the General but its good to be able to copy over 5 WPM.) code pratice tape that i h...
by Eric in St Joe
Sun May 07, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train shop in Harlan
Replies: 4
Views: 4546

Train shop in Harlan

Hello.
Does anyone know of the train shop in Harlan?
Does anyone know when its open?
by Eric in St Joe
Thu May 04, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 14282

I have a tape made in April of 1993 that shows the old C-O being removed north and south of Muncie. Pretty sad to see but it is interesting. I cant remember the author that taped it but he used to go to all the local train shows.. I think Kieth was the guys first name but i cant remember.. Can you ...
by Eric in St Joe
Thu May 04, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scanner in a Auto?????
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

The Fort Wayne radio club has tests at the Boy Scout lodge ever so often. I think they have a test session in July. That is when ill be taking my 5 WPM code test that will give my HF priveleges! You can contact Dave Southern KC9YY for more info on the testing. Its never been easier to get your ham t...
by Eric in St Joe
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 14282

I have a tape made in April of 1993 that shows the old C-O being removed north and south of Muncie. Pretty sad to see but it is interesting.
I cant remember the author that taped it but he used to go to all the local train shows.. I think Kieth was the guys first name but i cant remember..
by Eric in St Joe
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle District
Replies: 5
Views: 4928

If some of you get the chance, do some railfanning on the south end of the NCD between Richmond and Cinci.. The old PRR portion of then NCD is very intersting with all the grades and curves.. Makes for a neat rail line to photograph!!!
Also US 127 follows it most of the way from Eaton to Hamilton..