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Post by GP9 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:12 pm

One thing not mentioned in the article is that IN has committed to foot 1/2 of the $3 million for the rehab of the mileage between Stuebenville and the state line.

I think that it also needs to be mentioned that when investments are made in infrastructure such as rail, either through private or in this case private and public funds, it preserves an asset that can serve to encourage economic development in any area that it serves. While in the short term, the benefits of this project are largely for the Michigan traffic, in the longer term, a rail line able to handle 286,000 cars has the potential to positively impact the ability of an area such as Angola or Fremont to attract heavy industry as well as areas to the north.

Given the economic struggles of the area that the Indiana Northeastern serves, any asset that is available to attract new business should be seriously considered and it should be realized that the tax revenue generated from the location of such an industry with its affiliated workforce has the potential to more than offset this $1.5 million investments.

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Post by Michael Meisener » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:10 pm

According to the Indiana Northeastern section of The Fort Wayne Railfan. It shows #47 GP7 black, PGRV gold lettering w/end stripes Sold and shipped to IBCX 12/05. I was talking to a few people Saturday at the RR Club and they were telling me that #47 has bad wheels & that is why it is sitting at Klink's in Ashley because it cannot be shipped by rail to its owner. Does anyone here have a confirmation on this?

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IBCX 47

Post by Guest » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:31 am

Unit has been sitting for some time, as NS would not interchange unit cause of flange thickness, I drive past this several times a day. I must say that I love the lines of a GP, this unit is over 50 years of age and I believe it goes bak to the CUT, correct me if Im wrong ! does anyone have pics of this unit in prior pictures, I believe that when it first came on PGRV property that this unit also said it was "radio equipped"

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IBCX 47

Post by Guest » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:50 pm

Gone, could be at South Milford as thet have jacks there that would be suitable for a wheel c/o

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Post by Calvert Zephyr » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:51 am

PGRV #47 was originally Detroit and Toledo Shore Line #47. It was to have been renumbered into the GTW roster as 6047 but instead was sold to a used locomotive dealer. The video of the New York Central Volume 2 by Green Frog Productions has a brief shot of 47 at Milwaukee Jct. in Detroit. I also remember viewing a picture of it but cannot remember the name of the website.

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Post by Howard » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:01 am

I found a pict of DTSL sister #43 with the nose of #47 in the picture at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=160423

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Post by Eric in St Joe » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:46 pm

Me and the fiance went to the outlets in Fremont and took 69. I didnt see 47 but i did see lots of covered and open hoppers sitting at Klink' s and at Strategic.. :)
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IBCX 47

Post by Notch 8 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:51 pm

IBCX 47 is on its way, its in a 3 unit lash-up and off to unknown parts..
Hopefully someone will find some use for this relic of the past...

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Post by Tristate » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:07 pm

No. 47 is basking in the sun in Hamilton today. It probably came back with the long train from Montpelier on Tuesday evening. A sizeable cut of cars was left east of Hamilton overnight and then resumed it's westbound journey on Wednesday.

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