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by Notch 8
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Dekalb County Roundhouses
Replies: 16
Views: 7371

Re: Dekalb County Roundhouses

There is no visable evidence of a round house being in Ashley. however I hear from the 2 companies that are loacated on this site has came across large pieces of concrete whenever they do any digging on site for any construction. the roundhouse in Ashley would had been in Steuben County and not DeK...
by Notch 8
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: 765
Replies: 16
Views: 8235

Re: 765

Little River 110 is a Baldwin 4-6-2 Pacific which used to call Plaeasant Lake IN home and was in White Pigeon MI for a stint and now calls Coldwater MI home. I keep waiting for the day that INER start running to Sturgis MI. It would be neat and very expensive. but some day I hope to see the track b...
by Notch 8
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: 765
Replies: 16
Views: 8235

Re: 765

PM 1225 being laid up kinda bites, Its like having everyone over for a party and you don't get to attend your own party. is 765 staying in Owosso until the double header event later this year ? and what is the schedule for that event. how about a triple header, 110,1225,765 gee ! Mike "What we are ...
by Notch 8
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Dekalb County Roundhouses
Replies: 16
Views: 7371

Dekalb County Roundhouses

How many round houses were located in Dekalb County IN ? and can anyone post pictures ? and turntables can be in this as well, the Iron Mine west of Albion IN was this operated prior or during rail and did rail ever service the Iron Mine ? Track layout, what was the track layout in Garrett IN when ...
by Notch 8
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: INER/Ashley IN
Replies: 6
Views: 3581

Re: INER/Ashley IN

The best reason I have heard is that the NS doesn't have to do an air test ! but INER uses their own power to load the trains out, Its dedicated power and if you look back in past posts you will find some other feedback about this very issue.. someone you bet is paying for it !

Mike
by Notch 8
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: 765
Replies: 16
Views: 8235

Re: 765

Would be nice if NS would let 765 lead...
by Notch 8
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: INER/Ashley IN
Replies: 6
Views: 3581

Re: INER/Ashley IN

The power sitting in Ashley is cut off and INER takes the train west with GP's for power, there is some concern about the condition on the track west of Ashley. this is being addressed right now. they are shoving 14000 ties under the rails, not 18000 like I said in an earlier post. they will also d...
by Notch 8
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: INER/Ashley IN
Replies: 6
Views: 3581

INER/Ashley IN

The INER is rehabbing the former 4th distict, I think 18000 ties are being replaced from South Milford east. Interesting to see a track crew out on this line. can't really say that I ever saw the N&W or the NS put much into this line. Does anyone on the list have a car count that the INER handles. ...
by Notch 8
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: tracing the FW&J
Replies: 13
Views: 5795

Re: tracing the FW&J

The building that Huth Tool is in now look as if it recieved rail traffic at one time, the door on the west side next to the road. what was in this building in its prior use ? ISC did they have a powerhouse next to Bixler Lake in Kendallville at on time to generate power for the interurban as well ...
by Notch 8
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Bucyrus, OH new connection with CF&E.
Replies: 35
Views: 13117

Re: NS Bucyrus, OH new connection with CF&E.

Who dispatchs the CF&E Line, and how or what is the value to CF&E to run the NS trains over this route. I understand NS has rights but what does the CF&E get. what is the run time on this route and how far does CF&E go west ? and doesnt the NS control the west end ? Mike NS is soon to become the Zi...
by Notch 8
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Rally for Passenger Rail Service
Replies: 10
Views: 5894

Re: Rally for Passenger Rail Service

What Im saying is don't make a decision on feelings, Im saying look at it as a business decision ! it would be cheaper to subsidize a shuttle (aircraft) verses the rail idea...and last I checked jets beats train everytime without the physical plant....Toledo where did that come from and Detroit its...
by Notch 8
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Rally for Passenger Rail Service
Replies: 10
Views: 5894

Re: Rally for Passenger Rail Service

While I have a love trains, it stops with the hi speed rail project ! Chicago Fort Wayne Toledo... Blah Blah....NS doesn't want it. The CF&E makes the most sense since it is an underused property. but it goes through nothing. which is good and bad. $41,000,000 to do a study. 1000's of jobs. If ther...
by Notch 8
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out and about Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 6739

Re: Out and about Questions

The line that crossed at Ansonia was the CN, who operated before RJ Corman ? and where does it go and what for traffic ? I noticed several hoppers and several tankers sittting just south of Ansonia, I was at Titan Tire today in Bryan OH and I believe this industry is also served on former CN tracka...
by Notch 8
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out and about Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 6739

Out and about Questions

Had to go to Crown Lift Truck in New Bremen OH and got to tour the facilities that that company operates in New Bremen and the surrounding communities and on this tour I got to seee some things that caught my interest. Crown has a record of purchasing a number of building in the community, old fact...
by Notch 8
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of insulated joints in CR blue?
Replies: 9
Views: 4422

Re: Painting of insulated joints in CR blue?

Midwest Rail that was located on Estella Drive and Nelson Road, this place is now no longer at this loacation and may no longer exsist painted these joints as well, a color similar to CR blue a non conductive coating. a side note to add that I have lately seen that tracks going over a culvert under...