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by Wayne Gest
Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 55015

Maybe, who knows, there's been a proposed passing track rumored to run from the south edge of Bluffton to the Hoosier Highway for years. Is the ethanol plant really coming? I thought there were too many people unhappy with some of the people involved, county commisioners and the like. I thought I re...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SD9s again
Replies: 19
Views: 13242

One point of contention, in all my time on the New Castle District, I've yet to see a track into Poore Brothers, or its predecessor, Keebler, and no rail service there. Stone quarry track is used for some business in Decatur, IN, which trucks its product from Bluffton to Decatur. It's true that a lo...
by Wayne Gest
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 55015

The railroad south of Muncie and the former PRR was rebuilt from the time of acquisition, April 1, 1976. The N&W had work trains working down there and the first regular through freight service was started up about October, 1978, after the clerk's strike of the summer of 1978. (I think) This freight...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Water Tower
Replies: 24
Views: 15549

I had heard a lot of the really "Old Heads" talk about some cross town run and how they would make a day of it. I aways thought they were talking about going up the belt to deliver cars to the Pennsy or Wabsh. Now I know what they were takling about!! They probably were talking about that. After th...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving town for a few days
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

It's coming. Massive construction project coming Rickenbacker addition the largest central Ohio project in two decades By TAMARIA L. KULEMEKA The Eagle-Gazette Staff tkulemeka@nncogannett.com FAIRFIELD COUNTY - One of the largest construction projects to hit the central Ohio region in 20 years is ha...
by Wayne Gest
Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving town for a few days
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

This terminal will replace the one at Watkins Yard. It is related to the Heartland Corridor project. It is rumored that the current intermodal yard will become a Triple Crown facility. Since there is no Triple Crown service to Columbus now, you can take that rumor for what it's worth.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving town for a few days
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

The NS and CSX parallel each other from Columbus to Circleville, then split, pass over and under north of Chillicothe (Delano, I think it's called, CSX goes over), and come together briefly near Waverly near Glen Jean, where the DT&I once made up the third railroad within yards of each other. Any si...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS 25A Question
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Train terminates in Danville, KY, and is combined with something else there, power usually returns on 235 that evening.
by Wayne Gest
Sun May 21, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Subject matter on posts
Replies: 16
Views: 18839

Luckily, it's not that big a problem, I've seen a couple of groups on Yahoo get really beat up by spammers. Unfortunately, we live in a imperfect world. :roll:
by Wayne Gest
Sun May 21, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 55015

L90 and L95 originate at East Wayne and work to the GM plant and back. L41 works west on the Chicago District, originating at East Wayne. L87 works out of Montpelier, OH, coming to East Wayne at night and returning. L75 starts at East Wayne, working east to the Protec plant at Leipsic, and back. 313...
by Wayne Gest
Fri May 19, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Van Wert under consideration for new Honda Plant
Replies: 33
Views: 21873

Thought it was interesting to note that both rumored Honda sites are on shortlines, both the Van Wert and the one in southeast Indiana. And, I'm just betting that CSX would get the traffic turned over to them at Lima, bet it wouldn't stay on the I&O. As for the lease, can CSX pull the lease, we need...
by Wayne Gest
Wed May 17, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we care about you and your..
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

First I thought, aha, new poster, see what interesting topics he brings to the board and I learned he didn't want to talk about the railroad ALL THE TIME. They went a long time without discovering this site, or however they do it, but now it's getting kind of commonplace. It's ok, Greg, I hope you d...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 11788

If there was ever a wye on the southeastern side of the PRR/LE&W at Hartford City, pretty much all traces of it are obliterated today, there's no evidence of it and I have to wonder if it was ever there. Are you sure the ethanol plant is going to be built at Hartford City rather than Dunkirk, I thou...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 1997 issue of trains magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 4689

313 was a once a week Georgetown parts train, an absolute flyer, usually a handful of cars and one unit, usually ran on Thursdays. Assuredly, it was a favorite train to catch on the New Castle District.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 years ago this April 1st...................
Replies: 22
Views: 10731

I went back to Newton in 1986, there were two signal masts standing, part of the tower was still standing, and there was a signal box there. Also, there was still a good deal of ballast, and much to my amazement, I found a brakeshoe lying in the ballast. I went back about five years ago and the sign...