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by BIG AMISH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Large fire in Kendalville
Replies: 0
Views: 3647

Large fire in Kendalville

A former refrigeration factory is on fire along the NS Chicago line. Both westbound Amtraks are running more than 3 hours late due to traffic being stopped.
by BIG AMISH
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Pedestrian hit by NS on Amtrak line
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Pedestrian hit by NS on Amtrak line

POKAGON TWP., Mich. (WNDU) - Cass County Police report that at approximately 1:28 p.m. Wednesday in Pokagon Twp. deputies investigated a fatal accident involving a train and a pedestrian. It happened on the Amtrack rail system approximately one half mile south of Pokagon Hwy. A Norfolk Southern trai...
by BIG AMISH
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SD70ACe Fan's future project
Replies: 1
Views: 1935

Re: SD70ACe Fan's future project

Best of luck to you. I'm 8 months in on my NS Elkhart to Goshen IN layout. All I've gotten done is the benchwork and most of the track on the lower level staging yard. Time and money are a constant issue. Have a vision and keep it, that's the only way you'll get done.
by BIG AMISH
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Sturgis Michigan on the MSO
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Sturgis Michigan on the MSO

I saw MSO working down near the State line on Monday. Unfortunately I couldn't get a pic.
by BIG AMISH
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Milford Jct. among finalists for large Ag facility
Replies: 34
Views: 12177

Re: Milford Jct. among finalists for large Ag facility

Facility is opening for grain shipments by rail tomorrow.

$30 million grain elevator to open Thursday near Milford
http://www.wndu.com/content/news/30-mil ... 50741.html
by BIG AMISH
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Train vs Semi in Mishawaka (train wins)
Replies: 8
Views: 3861

Re: Train vs Semi in Mishawaka (train wins)

I live about a mile from where this happened. Traffic regularly backs up across the intersection. It is worse if another train has recently come through on the other track.
by BIG AMISH
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CN South Bend
Replies: 5
Views: 2926

Re: CN South Bend

CN doesn't have any customers in South Bend that I am aware of. As I understand the operations, the local works south from Battle Creek to South Bend and then returns the following day. There are numerous customers in the Granger and Edwardsburg area.
by BIG AMISH
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Fight on the CKIN
Replies: 26
Views: 15593

Re: Fight on the CKIN

http://www.wkvi.com/2016/07/lake-state- ... -railroad/

Lake state from Michigan was selected as the new operator.
by BIG AMISH
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Say goodbye to the CTC on Watco north of Elkhart.
Replies: 22
Views: 9202

Re: Say goodbye to the CTC on Watco north of Elkhart.

Went along Grand Elk from White Pigeon to Elkhart today and the signals at Vistula and Bristol were off. There was a NS engine on the siding near the Andersons facility and a high rail truck on the main between Vistuala and Bristol.
by BIG AMISH
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 109992

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

Well, the elimination of the diamond , plus moving all the swiches off the curve, plus connecting coach track to main 3( used to be the siding east of there) will pretty much cover everything being changed. I am working on this area for my HO scale layout and making that diamond on a curve track is...
by BIG AMISH
Tue May 17, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WYOMING YARD CHANGES
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: WYOMING YARD CHANGES

All the old freight cars and caboose were sent to storage on the CIND in southern Indiana. That is significant because CSX is now paying to move and store cars on a another railroad instead of keeping them where they were for free in a time of reducing costs. I think there may be a lease or sale of ...
by BIG AMISH
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch
Replies: 132
Views: 61473

Re: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch

Work train has been dropping ties working south from Goshen. It has been tieing down nightly at the ag plant just north of Milford Jct. It was working today just south of Milford.
by BIG AMISH
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 5013

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2016

My wife and kids caught them near Kalkaska with 4 cars.
by BIG AMISH
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Several X-Ings Closed in South Bend Today
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: Several X-Ings Closed in South Bend Today

The rail train that was working had 2 NS engines and was facing west.
by BIG AMISH
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Several X-Ings Closed in South Bend Today
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: Several X-Ings Closed in South Bend Today

On Monday every crossing from Elkhart yard (Ash Rd) to Oakside Ave in Mishawaka was closed during evening rush hours. Emergency vehicles and school buses had to make 10-15 mile detours. There were little or no notifications and no detour signs.
by BIG AMISH
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch
Replies: 132
Views: 61473

Re: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch

NS uses foreign power all the time. Probably nothing more than normal traffic. The coal trains do run occasionally up the branch.
by BIG AMISH
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: A New Life for the National New York Central Railroad Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Re: A New Life for the National New York Central Railroad Mu

According to the article this funding is for restoration of the building which is the former NYC freight house. The new funding does nothing for restoration of the 3001 or any other equipment at the museum. An improved building may draw more people, but it still won't be enough to make the museum se...
by BIG AMISH
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Fire at Fernwood Botanical Garden
Replies: 0
Views: 2250

Fire at Fernwood Botanical Garden

Outdoor layout at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Buchanan Mi had a fire that damaged a significant portion of the layout.

http://m.wsbt.com/video/community-devas ... n/35993398
by BIG AMISH
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Hesston Steam Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Hesston Steam Museum

They did tell me they don't operate the shay when it rains. Some of the grades there are fairly extreme and their shay is a wood burner. Steep grades + wet wood + lower temps for steam generation = a potential for a stalled train.
by BIG AMISH
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Hesston Steam Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Hesston Steam Museum

I took my kids 7 times over the last 3 years and we finally saw they shay and rode behind it during the steam and power show this past Labor Day weekend. It is definitely hit and miss, but they usually run it for the special event weekends.