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by conrailman75
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Got a couple more I&O sightings from the Springfield area to report. Today on my way home from work I spotted a southbound I&O freight coming down to the signal at Maitland on the old DT&I line. Wasn't close enough to catch what the lead engine number was though. Yesterday was a more interesting sig...
by conrailman75
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

A couple of I&O sightings from this week so far by me in the Springfield area. First was on Monday afternoon as I was driving home from work, I saw an I&O train on the NS Dayton District going over US 68 as I drove underneath. Power was JFDX 8045, IORY 4070, 4083, what cars I could see before I was ...
by conrailman75
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: DSSX Salt Hopper question
Replies: 12
Views: 6735

Re: DSSX Salt Hopper question

When I lived in New Haven, I saw several DSSX cars at the NS yard in town. The majority were second hand 3 bay covered hoppers of various manufacturers, but I did see several of the 2 bay covered hoppers like the one pictured in a previous post. The best one I got to see was an ex Conrail ACF Center...
by conrailman75
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Today I saw the Urbana Sub local backing up to Maitland on my way home from work today. Couldn't see the power as it was at the opposite end of the train(it was backing up with no engine on the rear). This was one of the biggest locals I have seen in the almost two years of living here, it had about...
by conrailman75
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

I can confirm the storage cars are definitely gone on the Maitland to Cold Springs section.
by conrailman75
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage railroad locks
Replies: 21
Views: 9429

Re: Vintage railroad locks

I have my grandfather's old Penn Central switch lock key here at home, found it last year when going through my grandma's stuff after she passed away.
by conrailman75
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Nova Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Nova Tower

Who the heck bought the tower?
by conrailman75
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Erie through Ohio City.
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Erie through Ohio City.

Alger to Lima was gone before 1982, when my Columbus Division track chart was printed. From Marion to Alger was called the Harrod Running Track and was abandoned, based on penciled in notes on the pages, by 1985. The tracks in Ohio City were removed recently, having been owned by the Van Wert County...
by conrailman75
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Maybe it was 3887, I did try to get the number as I drove by at 65 MPH on US 68 so perhaps I misread it :?
by conrailman75
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Today after work I spotted the Urbana Sub local heading up to Urbana with the CFE 3883 and the Ohio Central painted EMD and a very short train(3-5 cars) around 2:40pm.
by conrailman75
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS Dayton District
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: NS Dayton District

I live along the Dayton District in Fairborn so I will be following this thread closely.
by conrailman75
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY North End
Replies: 257
Views: 33829

Re: IORY North End

IORY crew at Uniopolis picking up a grain train to take to Hamler. CSX 870 leader. Big year for Uniopolis, they got a mountain of grain stored outside on the ground! Usually the CSX power equipped trains have been transferred to CSX at Cairo. They ran light to Uniopolis to pick up the train and got...
by conrailman75
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Yesterday after work on my way home I spotted the Urbana Sub local stopped at Maitland diamond. Train was a mix of boxcars and covered hoppers(just for AARR, I counted I think 14 boxcars and 7 or 8 covered hoppers). Power was one of the red and gray EMD's(couldn't see the number from the highway).
by conrailman75
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Today after work I spotted a grain train sitting south of Maitland, with its train stretched back under US 68 and over Upper Valley Pike Road. The train was mostly CSX cars along with a few Conrail cars, the lead engine was the CFE 388X(not sure of the last digit) and it was pointed north.
by conrailman75
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NYC Jackson-GR questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: NYC Jackson-GR questions

Here's one more...taken right after PC stopped...compare with the pictures in my earlier post. http://www.railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10888/PC_Scan_3.jpg Thornapple River Trestle Near Vermontville on Penn Cental These two photos were taken 4-10-76 after PC ceased operations. Looking WB ...
by conrailman75
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Wednesday on my way home from work I spotted the southbound train from Lima coming up to Maitland. The power was JFDX 8045 and IORY 4084(?) - not positive on that second unit. This is the first time I have seen one of the turns come into Springfield since I moved down here in 2012.
by conrailman75
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY South End Part Five
Replies: 369
Views: 135981

Re: IORY South End Part Five

Too bad I ran out of time, still haven't caught 5011 yet. Also the WCH-B came in late so I would have gotten 3 IORY trains in Springfield had I had another half an hour. Maybe sometime I'll get a northbound through here but for now here is a southbound http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/10353419726...
by conrailman75
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Xenia, OH Tornado and a PC Freight (1974)
Replies: 15
Views: 3235

Re: Xenia, OH Tornado and a PC Freight (1974)

cbehr91 wrote:When did the DT&I-Grand Trunk Cincinnati trains start running via Cold Springs?
It was 1977 or 78 after Conrail downgraded the ex PRR Xenia to Dayton line as a through route.
by conrailman75
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: IERY(Illinois Eastern Railway)
Replies: 11
Views: 4570

Re: IERY(Illinois Eastern Railway)

The plant in Decatur can hold a ton of cars, they have a giant 8 or 10 track main yard that stretches for at least a quarter of a mile with a small Plymouth industrial switcher, then there is another track that leads back into the middle of the plant with about two or three tracks splitting off of i...