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by chriiis
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: E&LS RR yard, Green Bay, WI
Replies: 3
Views: 8064

Re: E&LS RR yard, Green Bay, WI

The EL&S (nee-MILW) used to have the Oakland Ave yard, its north end is at 5th St and 11th Ave. It was abandoned in the late 90's, about the same time that WC absorbed the GBW, FVW, and that section of the UP (nee-CNW)
by chriiis
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358192

Re: GDLK Operations

the AN Railway, a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming Last I checked the AN served a Georgia Pacific OSB mill a few miles north of Hosford, and that's about it. The paper mill closed in 1999, and the Arizona chemical company closed in 2009. That was the end of service to Port St.Joe, it looked like s...
by chriiis
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: L&N in Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 5046

Re: L&N in Kentucky

Yeah, I've only seen the ingot train a few times- 15 years ago it was parked empty on the east side of Osbourne yard in Louisville off Don Hutson Blvd. While on the topic of Corman in Louisville, I have watched the RJ Corman sand train leave the Nugent Sand docks on River road 2 years ago in the ear...
by chriiis
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: L&N in Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 5046

Re: L&N in Kentucky

Thanks, I had to use GiggleMaps to supplement the notion. I think Novelis is new, I want to remember the pop can condenser in Berea as Reynolds (like the wrap).

AARR how old is your info on the twice per week cycling? I'm not doubting it, but the economy is up lately especially for metals.
by chriiis
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: L&N in Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 5046

Re: L&N in Kentucky

From memory: The aluminum ingots move from Novelis in Berea,Ky to Logan near Lewisburg,Ky. Loads go west, empties go east as required, always with Corman units. Novelis is switched by Corman, and the unit trains run on CSX trackage rights from Berea to Lexington, on Corman to Ancorage Jct in Louisvi...
by chriiis
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Abandoned line Hoopeston, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 7125

Re: Abandoned line Hoopeston, IL

It's the Lake Erie and Western line from Sandusky,Oh to Peoria,Il. Further west, from Gibson City through Bloomington to Peoria is still NS. East of Lafayette, it is now the NS line though Frankfort, Muncie, Portland,IN. One source suggests the segment between Gibson City and Cheneyville was abandon...
by chriiis
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: UP ZTUG4 Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 4351

Re: UP ZTUG4 Question?

Does the ZTUG4 run any more? Is it now a ZSIG4?

The ZTUG4 was double stacks, not boxcars. Used to carry a block of Pacerstacks of autoparts from Ford in Hermasillo, and also a block from "Phoenix", a paper ramp.
by chriiis
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 232
Views: 119431

Re: Ohio rail business news

UrbanPlanner wrote:Is there still business up that far north for CSX? Or some plan to expand or interchange?
Plans, yes.

http://www.morningjournal.com/article/M ... /170729682
by chriiis
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Prototype Circular Yard
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Re: Prototype Circular Yard

The old Evans railcar shop across the river from Burr Oak?


CN's Taschereau Yard in Montreal is also worth a gander.
by chriiis
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CSX Traffic Through Terre Haute
Replies: 3
Views: 2858

Re: CSX Traffic Through Terre Haute

Did the Q649 & Q650 between Clearing and Terre Haute (I believe to the INRD), that were established in August already get the ax? How is the INRD traffic moving on CSX?
by chriiis
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28949

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Is the Vermillion connection work timed to coincide with the bridge work on the Portageville trestle in western New York State (finally beefing up the D&H to 286k standards)?
by chriiis
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Minneapolis, MN?
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

Re: Minneapolis, MN?

For Minnesota Commercial, Raymond Ave goes over the west end of their yard and the BNSF intermodal yard, south of Energy Park Dr. Just north east of Energy Park Dr, Raymond goes over the BNSF mains.
by chriiis
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7229

Re: Quick Questions

1) How busy is the CSX Monon Subdivision? ...are there any consistently scheduled trains that run on the line between Dyer and Lafayette, The Q642 usually follows the Amtrak out of Indianapolis at 6am, and gets to NWI whenever it gets there- often in the early afternoon. It waits behind the 3 Floyd...
by chriiis
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

trainjunkie47 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate times and days of the Newton Turn, CN and INRD's joint service to Indy?
See the thread "CN to Newton" in the Illinois section. viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25872
by chriiis
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: CN line to Newton
Replies: 10
Views: 5859

Re: CN line to Newton

In the thread "INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City", it was asked: Does anyone know the approximate times and days of the Newton Turn, CN and INRD's joint service to Indy? Since CN and INRD have been running double stacks to Indianapolis, I believe the interchange at Newton has become more regular. On t...
by chriiis
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

Most of the INRD's traffic is between Terre Haute thru Jasonville to Dugger, and much of it is coal.
by chriiis
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Louisville and Indiana current roster?
Replies: 15
Views: 6839

Re: Louisville and Indiana current roster?

LIRC has been getting some overhead traffic via the INRD. Yes I meant the INRD... CSX Haulage for INRD CHI to Terre Haute INRD runs from Terre Haute to CSX in Indy via Jasonville. CSX yards the cars at Avon from the INRD to the LIRC. LIRC haulage for the INRD from IND to LOU. LIRC interchanges to t...
by chriiis
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: INRD/ISRR diamond in Switz City

This past summer INRD and ISRR entered an agreement where the INRD will haul the pittance of ISRR's traffic to Indu from Switz City and the ISRR will haul the INRD's traffic to NS via Oakland City (it had been going via LIRC). The ISRR north of Switz City is essentially dead. (there's now an isolate...
by chriiis
Thu May 05, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Louisville and Indiana current roster?
Replies: 15
Views: 6839

Re: Louisville and Indiana current roster?

LIRC also interchanges traffic for the Port of Jeffersonville with MG Rail in Watson, to the northeast of Jeff Yard. I believe there are a number steel companies within the Port. The coils cars i see have CSS reporting marks, with loads moving south. I believe the coils are coming from Burns Harbor....
by chriiis
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: I-55 Rail Corridor
Replies: 9
Views: 5904

Re: I-55 Rail Corridor

To answer two of your other questions, above Bloomington its UP's Joliet sub and the Springfield sub below.

The line is busiest above Joliet, slowly getting busier the further south you go, especially below Alton.

Notice I didn't touch on any of the myriad of lines that cross at grade.