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by torgy1962
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN to Close the Escanaba Ore Dock
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: CN to Close the Escanaba Ore Dock

I can't say that I'm surprised. Once Empire closed last summer, I wondered how long CN Escanaba would hang on.
by torgy1962
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7230

Re: Quick Questions

Railfanjunction wrote:4) Has anyone had issues with CN police in Griffith?
I had no issue with CN as I stayed on the sidewalk and parked in the RR park lot, as suggested by trainjunkie47. I did have some near misses with cyclists, as the EL Trail uses Broad Street to get through the crossing.
by torgy1962
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo Ohio Chicago Line Railfanning
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

Re: Toledo Ohio Chicago Line Railfanning

As a side note I'll note a similar area that I know about. Buffalo, NY is home to CP Draw, which is a CSX and NS squeeze point with a set of drawbridges. From the end of the bridge you can get nice shots of trains going through, but the place is flooded with security cameras. I was told of risks, o...
by torgy1962
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Fire Pit removed
Replies: 12
Views: 5877

Re: Deshler Fire Pit removed

Deshler has always seemed so laid-back. I'm not sure I've ever seen law enforcement near the park. I do usually see the mailman, who stops to use the porta-potti!
by torgy1962
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Fire Pit removed
Replies: 12
Views: 5877

Re: Deshler Fire Pit removed

I'm not sure why some Deshler visitors insist on having a roaring fire no matter what, including during 90 degree weather!
by torgy1962
Mon May 25, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71336

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Dajudge wrote: Its the best parallel train chasing you can do. Look left or right there is always a headlight someplace.
Indeed! Been there many times, before and after the triple-tracking.
by torgy1962
Sat May 23, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71336

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Dajudge wrote:Found my old photos of UP movable point frog, take summer of 04. This means each turnout has two switch motors and gas heaters to maintain. But then money is no object here. This shot taken around Kearney, Nebraska.
On the Nebraska Triple Track. Look at that track separation!
by torgy1962
Fri May 22, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71336

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

justalurker66 wrote:I do not believe that CP 417 has moveable frogs. I have seen trains cross 1-3 at both CP 417 and CP 412.
It's easy to tell by looking at them!
by torgy1962
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Bellevue Railfan Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Bellevue Railfan Platform

Thanks for the article link. I'm looking forward to visiting this summer.
by torgy1962
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Bellevue Railfan Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Bellevue Railfan Platform

Okay, I haven't been there since the 90s!
by torgy1962
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Bellevue Railfan Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Bellevue Railfan Platform

Has the Bellevue Railfan Platform been completed? I haven't heard anything about it lately.
by torgy1962
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Fostoria dispatch Tower to close March 31-2015.
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Fostoria dispatch Tower to close March 31-2015.

CG Tower wrote: The entire article is very interesting, I could scan if any one is interested.
CG Tower
Please do!
by torgy1962
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CREST Tower Demolition
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

CREST Tower Demolition

Did anyone witness the demolition of CREST Tower in Crestline?
by torgy1962
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo CUS track rationalization
Replies: 15
Views: 3016

Re: Toledo CUS track rationalization

PerRock wrote:There used to be a Toledo Police office-thingy in the station building as well, down the hallway between the waiting room & the bus area. It's been a while since I walked down that hallway, is that still there?

peter
It is still there, but I've got no idea when it's manned.
by torgy1962
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71336

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

And be aware ... the street in front of the Amtrak station will become a two way street on Monday, December 22nd. Which will make it possible to leave the Amtrak station and head east along the line without going north and around the block. The change should provide better access to the station fro...
by torgy1962
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur over Chicago Drive - Grand Rapids
Replies: 33
Views: 7165

Re: Spur over Chicago Drive - Grand Rapids

it was determined that the machinery used to manufacture the M1 carbine was exactly the same machinery used to manufacture.... As was the case with Chevrolet, Frigidaire, Guide, Inland, Olds, Rochester ... for all sorts of barreled arms, small and large. Harrison's specialty was complex forming of ...
by torgy1962
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur over Chicago Drive - Grand Rapids
Replies: 33
Views: 7165

Re: General Motors Plant - Burton & Burlingame

FWIW, The GM plant was a war-built facility, beginning manufacturing in 1941/42. What did the plant make during the War? Harrison Radiator here made shell casings, in addition to heat exchangers of every description. When I started in 1986, there were still a few folks that had started during the W...
by torgy1962
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Fostoria Rail Park
Replies: 19
Views: 4264

Re: Fostoria Rail Park

SousaKerry wrote: an active tower sure adds a lot of cool points to Fostoria as a Hot Spot for railfans.
It sure does!
by torgy1962
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Bellevue Railfanning
Replies: 24
Views: 6734

Re: Bellevue Railfanning

Looks great! Can't wait to visit next summer.
by torgy1962
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Marion, Ohio Train Show - December 6
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

Marion, Ohio Train Show - December 6

The 29th Annual Marion Union Station Association Train Show will be held Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County Fairgrounds (220 East Fairground St.). Show hours are 11-4. Admission is $5 for adults, and $12 for families. Children under 8 are free with adult...