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by MSchwiebert
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Wauseon
Replies: 3
Views: 4115

Re: Wauseon

I go to Wauseon on a pretty regular basis, as others have mentioned it's a really decent place with public parking on both sides of the NS line, and no hassles from the local police.
by MSchwiebert
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CHEMX train
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: CHEMX train

When were the "Bomb Trains" moved down to the B&O, running via Deshler? I first noticed them in 1988, which was also when the Soo trains that ran via Deshler were moved up to the PM route (and the PM trains - for a while were moved down to the B&O).
by MSchwiebert
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Return of the T&OC- Stony Ridge
Replies: 20
Views: 17551

Re: Return of the T&OC- Stony Ridge

Was over there a few weeks ago, the tracks are back to being weed grown, and the US20 crossing is still classified as "exempt". If there was ever a revenue car that came out of that plan, I'd be surprised.
by MSchwiebert
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New Ohio Online Rail Map
Replies: 25
Views: 13138

Re: New Ohio Online Rail Map

The line in question near Delta was the the interurban/electric line. Not sure when the line was finally torn out, but in the Delta/Wauseon area it was in until the 1940's (if you ever get the chance to go inside the depot in Wauseon, there's some nice photos of it in operation, including some reall...
by MSchwiebert
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hudsonville siding well car storage
Replies: 5
Views: 3825

Re: Hudsonville siding well car storage

Last time I was down that way, CSX had a bunch of spine cars in the east siding at Hamler OH. The usage of that siding declined significantly when the A&B stopped sending grain trains to CSX destinations and when Anderson's in Metamora both went to the new CSX program where power stays with the trai...
by MSchwiebert
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287306

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I'd think they'd have room on the transload property in Napoleon, but Defiance would be more centrally located. Speaking of Defiance, they have done some of the earth moving work & putting down a good gravel sub-base for the new yard tracks in the yard, but one can tell it's been a "weather permitti...
by MSchwiebert
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287306

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

The ND&W will also frequently leave power in Napoleon, either parking it on the "main" behind Advance Drainage (ADS) or the two cold storage facilities (Cloverleaf & farmers Produce) immediately to the east of ADS, or on the leads to those facilities. My guess is that there's been vandalism issues f...
by MSchwiebert
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 18956

Re: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?

That is correct, all through traffic was routed via Fostoria. The elevators in Custar and Weston were served by the local out of Lima, and a yard job served the industries here in Perrysburg. The Lima local had to use the Tontogany siding for run around moves, so the portion that was truly devoid of...
by MSchwiebert
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio Rail Plan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 20699

Re: Ohio Rail Plan 2017

If the original agreement still stands, NS can run 6 trains a day on the CF&E - and they're running two (east of Fort Wayne), so obviously the need isn't there currently. For the 6 trains a day they wouldn't need to do any infrastructure investments either - they used all their slots west of Fort Wa...
by MSchwiebert
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio Rail Plan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 20699

Re: Ohio Rail Plan 2017

I'm trying to figure out how reopening the Peavine would reduce the time it takes trains to get in and out of Bellevue. Think of it like this, if the NS was interested in bypassing Bellevue there's plenty of other options available that would make a lot more sense. For example, they still have track...
by MSchwiebert
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio Rail Plan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 20699

Re: Ohio Rail Plan 2017

Not even close to being "in trouble" Here's a nice chart that shows ton miles and overall system mileage from 1960 to 2015. https://www.bts.gov/content/class-i-railroad-system-mileage-and-ton-miles-freight-1960-1965-1970-2015 Hauling more freight than ever on a right sized system, is a good thing.
by MSchwiebert
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 232
Views: 120840

Re: Ohio rail business news

Talk of a midsize Ram pickup counterpart to the Jeep pickup that's going in there. Given that the GM mid size trucks (Canyon/Colorado) are selling very well and Ford set to launch a US version of the Ranger (that's currently made in several other countries around the world), FCA is looking to get ba...
by MSchwiebert
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE TOURS 10/27/18 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Replies: 1
Views: 4749

Re: AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE TOURS 10/27/18 RESERVATIONS REQU

I went on the first tour they had for individuals back in June, it is well worth the travel over there! Besides seeing the locomotives, they did a great job building the roundhouse and seeing the machinery in the shop area is pretty cool too.
by MSchwiebert
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CP to Bluegrass Farms
Replies: 29
Views: 20787

Re: CP to Bluegrass Farms

CP Rail to Chicago, Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern from there to Lima, I&O from Lima to Jeffersonville.
bdconrail29 wrote:
JoJames wrote:First container for loading is to be spotted by Friday morning. Currently on the IHB in Chicagoland.
What will be the routing from Chicago-Jeffersonville? Thanks!
by MSchwiebert
Wed May 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Peaker (Rail) Services in Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

Re: Peaker (Rail) Services in Brighton

I've got some slides of a few of their units they worked on years ago and their demonstrator (it may have been a loaner too) unit. I'll have to dig them out and scan them in. The "demonstrator" was an end cab EMD, and one of the units they did work on was a Central Michigan RR Geep.
by MSchwiebert
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 18956

Re: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?

Train that used the NW wye today was X151-23 with 40 loads for BNSF.
by MSchwiebert
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 18956

Re: Deshler Northwest Wye Removal?

According to someone who lives there, they ran a container train (south to west) via the NW wye earlier today (4/23). That would have been first move using the wye since a baretable train back in January. I don't see the turnout being removed, even with the lack of use. Would the additional work (si...
by MSchwiebert
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX reveal date?
Replies: 20
Views: 5096

Re: CSX reveal date?

I'd agree, from what I understand, after each segment is sold CSX will do a system re-evaluation to see what new impacts/opportunities will present themselves. In other words, it'll look something like this. Line segment "A" is sold. CSX does system evaluation/review determining that line segment "B...
by MSchwiebert
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Annies daily freights
Replies: 42
Views: 26905

Re: Annies daily freights

I'm sure the demise of the 40' freight car was another factor on the demise of the car ferries. From what I could see, 30 freight cars was the capacity of the boat that became the Viking when it was built. (I'm assuming that it kept that capacity when it was rebuilt into the Viking). While I don't h...
by MSchwiebert
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Dunkirk Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 6172

Re: Dunkirk Ohio

This is why the tower is a brick, compared to the other towers that once dotted the former PRR main.

http://www.gendisasters.com/ohio/16722/ ... k-nov-1941