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by heartlandguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY and CF&E northwest quadrant connection in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 4149

Re: IORY and CF&E northwest quadrant connection in Lima

Y@ wrote:SE connection has been done for some time but was never placed back in service. My guess is it will remain OOS until the power switches go in sometime this spring/summer/whenever.
Ah, interesting stuff, didn't know it was still considered OOS. Thanks for the update.

G
by heartlandguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY and CF&E northwest quadrant connection in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 4149

Re: IORY and CF&E northwest quadrant connection in Lima

The northwest connection at Sugar Street is indeed in service. It sees CF&E's interchange run to I&O's Ford Park Yard multiple times a week (typically in the mid afternoon but that's not set in stone), along with grain trains to the ethanol plant on the I&O south of Lima. The original southeast conn...
by heartlandguy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV
Replies: 99
Views: 75626

Re: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV

Fine I should've said I don't know my ass from a hole in the ground. because I have no idea what the north end of the KNWA has planned. As as far as those other little things going I put them somewhere else. You are such a baby. That's ok, your name calling doesn't really matter to me anymore. beca...
by heartlandguy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 16102

Re: IORY Updates

Thank you for the updates. Anyone know the answer to this question? Does IORY still haul aviation fuel from Lima to Flat Rock? I do not know, at least as of recently. I remember it happening last summer though. Waddy and Geddy, Is the Transload there by I&0 yard office still called Luckey Trucking?...
by heartlandguy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 16102

Re: IORY Updates

Well, for starts: Traffic is up in on the north end. Lima North Local goes north from Ford Park Yard in Lima around 10-11pm to Delta, then turns back south and gets back to Lima around 6-8am the next morning. Pig iron to Northstar in Delta has been consistent as usual, but a new feature as of late h...
by heartlandguy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Harrison Leaves CP early, looks to CSX, end of CSX in MI?
Replies: 92
Views: 12222

Re: Harrison Leaves CP early, looks to CSX, end of CSX in MI

PM isn't a viable alternative to the B&O. Alternative, yes. Viable alternative, no. I don't know why people keep playing the 'viable alternative route' card, when CSX has downgraded basically ALL of their other 'viable alternative' routes. Illinois Sub? Mothballed. Indiana Sub west of Seymour? Loca...
by heartlandguy
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Man hit by train in Rochelle dies.
Replies: 4
Views: 6220

Re: Man hit by train in Rochelle dies.

And since the QZ went in, I'd be surprised if property values in parts of the city didn't go up. Without that infernal racket to keep people up all night/day, it's now possible to sleep through the night all across town. Besides, most of us have two eyes in addition to our ears, to detect train mov...
by heartlandguy
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV
Replies: 99
Views: 75626

Re: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV

Junk old GP35s I assume, 3901, 3902 and 3921. Looks like 2 of them got the Kanawha lettering and logo. SD45s look to be ex SP as they all look like they had the standard SP nose light package at some point 4211, 4212, 4213. The 4200s are indeed ex SP. Are they still true SD45s or have the been put ...
by heartlandguy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ottawa question
Replies: 4
Views: 3098

Re: Ottawa question

Are the railroad tracks which pass over US 224 on the east side of Ottawa ever used? This would be the rail line that served the old Phillips plant. Thanks! That would be the former Detroit Toledo & Ironton line around Ottawa, now known as the Ottawa Industrial Loop. It is currently used by the Ind...
by heartlandguy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Train derailment in Brewster
Replies: 2
Views: 2547

Re: Train derailment in Brewster

Only details as of 9pm is a car fire. Just got word from my sources. Anyone know more? Four cars of derailed. Two of the four were tank cars were loaded with butanewhich caught fire, causing the entire Brewster yard complex and surrounding neighborhoods to be evacuated. The Brewster Fire Department...
by heartlandguy
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS to idle Ashtabula coal docks
Replies: 13
Views: 5539

Re: NS to idle Ashtabula coal docks

This is slightly off-topic, but I don't understand NS's routing anymore. They are literally CRAMMING everything into that Bellevue/Sandusky area. Maybe I just can't see the big picture in all of this but I can't help but wonder if half of the on-time-performance problems weren't just due to that. O...
by heartlandguy
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1583
Views: 327307

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

PREX 107 is an NW5??? or NW2? If it's a 5, i would hope it's not going to scrap as only 13 were made and maybe 3 or so exist.... It's an NW2, my apologies. It is, however, from one of the earliest orders of NW2s, built in March 1939. Rebuilt by Burlington Northern in April 1975 as an NW2R, respecti...
by heartlandguy
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1583
Views: 327307

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

What locomotives are currently on the property and are there any more on the way? List off the top of my head, anyone is free to add or correct anything I missed: GP16s PREX 1601 PREX 1603 PREX 1606 GP20s PREX 3054 GP9s PREX (Gettysburg) 105 I'm not sure if PREX 107 (NW2R) is still around, last I h...
by heartlandguy
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch
Replies: 132
Views: 65712

Re: Norfolk Southern Marion Branch

new base was going in at mp 9 signal today, also work at cp 19 and the new crossing protection just south of there..... Say it isn't so! I was hoping they would wait til next spring to do this. Need to make one more trip out there to wrap up shooting the intermediates and get more photos of the cla...
by heartlandguy
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1583
Views: 327307

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

MSchwiebert wrote:Interlocking is back on, and gons were for the customer as there was an excavator parked next to them to be used for loading or unloading. It didn't have a tie grapple on it - just a regular bucket.
Wow, great to hear. Thanks for the info!

G
by heartlandguy
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1583
Views: 327307

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Diamond has been put back in place in the last week. There was a locomotive and 4 gons in LC over the weekend. Were they tie gondolas? I would guess the track needs some more work before any traffic resumes. Hearing the diamond is back in place makes me wonder if they turned the old DT&I/WAB signal...
by heartlandguy
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 921
Views: 720133

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

CSX_CO wrote:Looks like another batch headed west for rebuild:

8826 8852 8901 8902 8903 8904 8906 8909
So much for the 8900s going into road service... Doesn't surprise me though.
by heartlandguy
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 921
Views: 720133

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

Lame... a half hearted attempt. These are barely heritage units. They're not supposed to be heritage units, they're just putting the logos on equipment to be able to keep the copyrights. Originally I just thought it was shop crew humor, but this makes more sense. How long would the copyrights be ex...
by heartlandguy
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Heritage units? Sort of...
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: CSX Heritage units? Sort of...

Probably just attempted humor by the crews. I've seen several CSX units with Chessie System decals on them either on the nose or carbody. Highly doubt it's even an attempt at a heritage unit....
by heartlandguy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 921
Views: 720133

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

CSX EMDs in the YN2 scheme have begun to dwindle significantly, so it was nice to see SD60M #8739 (one of the two remaining YN2 ex-CR SD60Is) out leading a train on the Toledo Subdivision today. Photo was taken in Columbus Grove, OH (evident by the water tower). G https://farm1.staticflickr.com/381/...