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by rrnut282
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: GR&I 4-4-0 No. 10 Richmond IN
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: GR&I 4-4-0 No. 10 Richmond IN

Those pilot truck wheels look very light-weight. I wonder how easily they broke under a pounding (rough track-high speed).
by rrnut282
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Progress Rail
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Progress Rail

Last I knew, L69 doesn't go all the way into East Wayne anymore. Yoder is about as far North as the Muncie-based crews get regularly. Maybe it will be a "special trip."
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 5387

Re: NS CP names

Yorkpoint was named for Jeff York, an NS brakeman who was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding the side of a car in the Red Gold plant at Elwood. This happened in 2004: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/railroad-worker-crushed-in-elwood-truck-train-collision/article_8439a9de-76e2-5952-9a95-0a...
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Auburn and Garrett area 11/17/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Auburn and Garrett area 11/17/2019

That truck can only fill one locomotive and maybe a little in a second. Hope all three weren't thirsty.
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 5387

Re: NS CP names

Just a WAG: The CP names of Wells, Blackford, Delaware, and Preble are because they are in/near the center of those counties. Market is the name of a street (take your pick) in Kingsland near the old E Kingsland CP. Salamonie is the river a mile or so from the old W Montpelier CP. Going out on a lim...
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 5387

NS CP names

It seems NS is slowly rolling out new station names for their Control Points. It appears they are eliminating the East XX West XX name for the ends of passing sidings. For example, East and West Kingsland on the New Castle District are now Market and Wells. East and West New Haven siding is now Boyl...
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Haven 140 RDC-A
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: New Haven 140 RDC-A

RDCs were definitely round-house-queens, but I was referring to the partial PA nose frankensteined on one end.
by rrnut282
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Haven 140 RDC-A
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: New Haven 140 RDC-A

Is it just me or is that thing ugly?
by rrnut282
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: Windmills on CF&&E

If NS were to re-install the siding at Redkey, they would have a very short highway haul for the new windmills there. Next closest would be CSX at Farmland or Winchester. If they had a rail unloading location for the original set of windmills, they might be able to re-use it for this phase.
by rrnut282
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: Windmills on CF&&E

Nice.

Do you know destination? I see there is brand-new lay-down yard South of Redkey for more windmills.
by rrnut282
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 153
Views: 93742

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

In theory, yes. In practice, meh. Because it can come East at Claypool or Alexandria, depending upon crew availability and traffic, it would be a large window as to the time it rolls through. Just looking at some of my notes from the last two months, it has rolled through Bluffton at 0630, 0800, 083...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 153
Views: 93742

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

RE: 143 AFAIK, it starts in Elkhart, so if it comes through the fort, it comes South on the Marion District at Goshen. At Claypool, it turns East on the former NKP Chicago District past Hadley Road. It jumps on the connector at HILL to get to the ex PRR. It used to change crews at Thomas Rd or down ...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 153
Views: 93742

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Anyone else notice truckloads of truck frames heading North on I-69? I wonder if the GM plant is starting to send some via truck since 288 seems to be very erratic lately. (they could be going elsewhere, the inconsistent schedule remains as a deterrent to using rail for a Just In Time manufacturing ...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

Did the Fort Wayne Union RR serve West side industries also?
by rrnut282
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RJ Corman 1731
Replies: 1
Views: 2208

Re: RJ Corman 1731

cute