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by bluestreak81
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: B&O Derailer Unearthed
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

B&O Derailer Unearthed

I located a derailer along the old B&O Lake Branch line near Concord, Ohio. The line has been abandoned since 1981, tracks removed around 1982. Originally the line ran from Fairport Harbor to Youngstown, Ohio. This particular one has a patent date of 1910 embedded on it. I do not see an area where a...
by bluestreak81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Riga-Ottawa Lake project
Replies: 43
Views: 17433

Re: Riga-Ottawa Lake project

It's been a while since this thread has been updated...has there been any additional talk about re-building Riga to Ottawa Lake?

http://www.tmacog.org/TransportationMee ... roject.pdf
by bluestreak81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Return of the T&OC- Stony Ridge
Replies: 20
Views: 17358

Re: Return of the T&OC- Stony Ridge

It’s been a few years for this thread...is there still some activity in Stony Ridge on the short section of track that was rehabilitated? Can anyone confirm if the crossing signals are functional? I know they replaced one of the signals that was hit by a car A few years ago, but the relay cabinet ap...
by bluestreak81
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Zanesville & Western Scenic RR
Replies: 4
Views: 5286

Re: Zanesville & Western Scenic RR

According to the Z&W Scenic RR’s Facebook page, they have been shut down by the ORDC until further notice citing that there are no safety violations, but that brush needs cleared near East Fultonham before operations can resume. They seem to have a strong group of volunteers and have made progress ...
by bluestreak81
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Zanesville & Western Scenic RR
Replies: 4
Views: 5286

Zanesville & Western Scenic RR

According to the Z&W Scenic RR’s Facebook page, they have been shut down by the ORDC until further notice citing that there are no safety violations, but that brush needs cleared near East Fultonham before operations can resume. They seem to have a strong group of volunteers and have made progress o...
by bluestreak81
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Thanks for the update Fred. A lot of track work, tie replacement, and crossing replacement has been occurring on the NKP line in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties. I wonder if they're gearing up for an increase in trains with the connector coming online (hopefully) soon.
by bluestreak81
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Curious to see if any progress has been made in the last six months in regards to the EB Chicago onto the EB NKP connector just west of Vermilion.
by bluestreak81
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo & Western - Sylvania
Replies: 3
Views: 7213

Toledo & Western - Sylvania

Does anyone know of or have any photos of the Toledo & Western headquarters that once were housed in Sylvania, Ohio? I was tracing the line using Historic Aerials and did not realize that the underpass still exists where the Toledo & Western once ran underneath the New York Central. The topo maps sh...
by bluestreak81
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Upper River Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 6842

Re: CSX Upper River Bridge

On my drive over the turnpike today I noticed brush on both ends of the bridge has been recently been cleared along the ROW. Most likely to give access for equipment to move in.
by bluestreak81
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Last update on this thread in June was that the EB Chicago onto the EB NKP connector had not yet been connected. Has there been any updates on this connector? I was there today and there is absolutely ZERO progress since June on the connection. bdconrail29 thank you for reporting back on the connec...
by bluestreak81
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Last update on this thread in June was that the EB Chicago onto the EB NKP connector had not yet been connected. Has there been any updates on this connector?
by bluestreak81
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I’m sure this has been said before, but why not ship directly to Campbell’s via rail again? The bridge is there. I realize the facility sits on top of the old ROW, but could it be reconfigured?
by bluestreak81
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NYC Elmore Branch
Replies: 4
Views: 3879

Re: NYC Elmore Branch

I’m curious about a very small stretch of the line that dead ends about a quarter of a mile past the Route 20/6 bypass. Was this small segment of rail re-laid from the bypass to help build the energy plant? Or is this original rail that had been spared?
by bluestreak81
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Grand River RR
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: Grand River RR

Here's a photo taken today 7-18-17 of the new Grand River Railway's leased power in Painesville Twp at Morton Salt.
by bluestreak81
Tue May 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Apparently the railroad crossing in Liberty Center at SR 109 was removed in early May.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/0 ... -2017.html
by bluestreak81
Thu May 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Any updates as to when the connection will be complete?
by bluestreak81
Wed May 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Here's a link to photos of the railroad crossing removal:
http://m.northwestsignal.net/news/colle ... ate=dialog
by bluestreak81
Wed May 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Apparently the removal of the Route 24/6 crossing in Napoleon will be taking place soon.

http://m.northwestsignal.net/news/artic ... l?mode=jqm
by bluestreak81
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New connection near Vermilion
Replies: 33
Views: 28918

Re: New connection near Vermilion

Does this mean more traffic may be traveling on the NKP through western Cleveland suburbs?