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by bn13814
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: DRIE Operations
Replies: 5
Views: 12786

Re: DRIE Operations

Decatur & Eastern Illinois operates road locals between Paris and Decatur. They reportedly run daily, the westbound usually during daylight. The counterpart seems to run in the evening. Schedule may vary on weekends, though I've caught the westbound twice on Saturday afternoons nearing Decatur. Ther...
by bn13814
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Peoria
Replies: 58
Views: 30978

Re: Peoria

There is a story on Facebook in the Peoria area railfans group that the TP&W has petitioned to the STB to acquire the Winamac Southern Railroad at Logansport if they get them they will automatically connect with another G&W property called the Central Railroad of Indianapolis at Kokomo Ind, If this...
by bn13814
Sun Jun 10, 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 abando...
by bn13814
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KJRY Video David Jordan
Replies: 3
Views: 5187

Re: KJRY Video David Jordan

I enjoyed it! Thanks for posting. With the decline of corn products I wonder what will happen to this line? Roquette America still ships to Peoria area connections via the KJRY, just not as much as in past years. This may be in part due to the temporary suspension of through service in September 20...
by bn13814
Sat May 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NS at Monticello
Replies: 2
Views: 4838

Re: NS at Monticello

Monticello I believe is on the old Wabash branch to Peoria. Last I knew it saw a pair of freights in each direction and random extra trains (big Caterpillar plant near Peoria that they will sometimes run unit trains out of). There was no Wabash branch to Peoria. Norfolk Southern created a new route...
by bn13814
Sat May 19, 2018 2:10 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 abando...
by bn13814
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Track on S.W. May street in Peoria
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Re: Track on S.W. May street in Peoria

Who serviced this line and when service ended. Thanks from Michigan. That was the "Alley Track," built by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR in the early 20th century to serve new industries locating between S. Adams and S. Washington ("SW" came later). Originally two sections, they were connected...
by bn13814
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KJRY Business/Traffic Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

Re: KJRY Business/Traffic Questions

Thanks for posting bn13814. I like this kind of info :) . It's my understanding that overhead traffic is not very profitable for short lines. Any prospective new on-line customers for KJRY? My overhead reference pertained to the ex-TP&W West End between LaHarpe and Hollis. KJRY originates the vast ...
by bn13814
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KJRY Business/Traffic Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

Re: KJRY Business/Traffic Questions

First question I have is does anybody know the amount of annual traffic the KJRY oversees? I've seen a few different figures online ranging from 7,500 to over 12,000 (which is a pretty big gap). Just curious if anybody out there knows a solid annual traffic number. Main KJRY traffic sources: - Swit...
by bn13814
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358203

Re: GDLK Operations

PatAzo wrote:Starting Monday January 4th the 303 will work out of Grand Rapids with a 6:00 call.
Thanks for the update! Will 303 be running Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or???
by bn13814
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Detroit Rail Customers
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Detroit Rail Customers

I was wondering if anyone could help me compile a full list of customers in Detroit. I know several railroads operate in Detroit, so please make note of what railroad the customer is served by. Any help is greatly appreciated! Start with Class I Reciprocal switching circulars. Some list all industr...
by bn13814
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: AARR Lease of Two Segments of NS Track in Toledo
Replies: 57
Views: 20210

Re: AARR Lease of Two Segments of NS Track in Toledo

That short spur is used as a team track. The last customer who got tank cars on there was some rendering plant (don't know who, they weren't getting cars when I worked there) On my visit to Toledo last weekend, I noticed two tank cars spotted on the team track by Smucker's. They were of the type us...
by bn13814
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: AARR Lease of Two Segments of NS Track in Toledo
Replies: 57
Views: 20210

Re: AARR Lease of Two Segments of NS Track in Toledo

At this years AARRT&HA annual meeting the guest speaker, Ron Chadwick GM of AA, said the following customers were added with the 10 year lease of NS Cherry St. and River Front lines (sorry, I don't recall the names...maybe someone can fill in the question marks): - ??? warehouse: receives newsprint...
by bn13814
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fulton St Crossing removal
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Fulton St Crossing removal

Do we have a timeframe on when rails will start to be lifted and when crossings will start to disappear? Lifting those rails will DRASTICALLY improve that area's appearance. Does lifting the rails also include the rails left over in the grass from the old LS&MS? It will be so nice to see Butterwort...
by bn13814
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KJ B Unit ready to roll
Replies: 44
Views: 18478

Re: KJ B Unit ready to roll

The last time I was to Mapleton Illinois there was a Pioneer Rail Corp RS3 Alco sitting there along with the Fs and fully painted Santa Fe GP20. This was back in December of 2007. I wonder is the Alco still there. That unit is at LaHarpe dead. It was used for switching the car repair shop at Kolbe ...
by bn13814
Fri May 15, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GDLK/NS 2015 OPS
Replies: 282
Views: 28990

Re: GDLK/NS 2015 OPS

New customer for Elk.CMS a warehousing logistics company bought the old Owens-Illinois plant in Constantine and the old Continental Can plant in Three Rivers. Both have sidings in fact they re-habbed the TR siding with new switch stand,ballast and ties. Rail is 105lb dated 1921. That siding hasn't ...
by bn13814
Fri May 15, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 224945

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

The Georgia Pacific plant in Parchment in closing its doors http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Georgia-Pacific-plant-in-Parchment-announces-closing-128761.shtml#.VVJbbuktC1s Is Parchment a suburb of Kalamazoo? That would be GP-Epic at 400 Island Ave. in Parchment. Served by the G...
by bn13814
Mon May 11, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Steam on the G&W
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: Steam on the G&W

G&W's steam policy is weird. The story above is proof of that. I believe that the reason why they managed to get on the TP&W is because they have had a long relationship with them. The G&W might own the railroad but I BELIEVE they are individually managed, I'm not 100% certain on the management str...
by bn13814
Wed May 06, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Steam on the G&W
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: Steam on the G&W

There was a group who wanted to run the 765 over the Winamac Southern south of Logansport, Indiana last summer, but because the 765 would've had to run over about 2 miles of the TP&W (owned by G&W), the trip didn't happen. At the time G&W's management said that passenger excursions didn't fit what ...
by bn13814
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: KJ B Unit ready to roll
Replies: 44
Views: 18478

Re: KJ B Unit ready to roll

I'm planning to head to the KJ next week to photograph the F's. Yeah, I don't expect to see the B-unit running, oh well. Looking for a little help regarding the operation. Am I correct that operations are centered in LaHarpe and trains run east and west from there? Do the F's stay on the segment fr...