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by MaintainerGary
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

The island didn't have a delay set before. Now it is the maximum of six seconds. The island delay was intended as a loss of shunt timer for short islands but now they figure the longer the delay the safer it is.
by MaintainerGary
Sat May 09, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Switching to hot air blowers across the division as a cost saving measure. The electric bills for the control points in the winter is ridiculous. Small cities don't use that much power.
by MaintainerGary
Mon May 04, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project
Replies: 156
Views: 56451

Re: NE Indiana NS Chicago Line PTC project

The equipment for Butler west is being staged in Elkhart Yard right off of Lusher.
by MaintainerGary
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

The final plans came out a couple weeks ago. For those of you wondering about CP421 i'll give you some general info. West bound home signal will be just east of Main Street and be a three track cantilever. East bound home signal will be between Oakland and Benham Ave. and will be a five track signal...
by MaintainerGary
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

All the panels at 421, and elsewhere on Dearborn Division, were replaced due to a ten year plan. People were scratching their heads all summer wondering why we were replacing all these panels that are just going to be removed in the future. The panel program was put to a halt two weeks ago and is un...
by MaintainerGary
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

30 day delay - bridge needs to be repaired/upgraded.... We will see if they get it done in that time frame.
by MaintainerGary
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

I was told that they need everything ready for the third track project by October fifth because the ballast train is set to drop stone on the sixth. Subject to change......
by MaintainerGary
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Elkhart yard is overflowing with all the cantilevers that are going to go up around Elkhart/Goshen. Three C&S construction crews are working in this area.
by MaintainerGary
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

justalurker66 wrote:Apparently the railroad needs electricity to keep their signals working
I'm glad they got the power back up by Martins (Beaver lane). Only five generators left out there...
by MaintainerGary
Sun May 11, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

They will be starting at 426 and working east. All the old signal bridges will eventually be replaced with aluminum types similar to the west bound home signal at 412.
by MaintainerGary
Sat May 10, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Its not white! It took 20 gallons of Rustoleum Aluminum paint. I know because I did it.
by MaintainerGary
Fri May 09, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Rail gang is scheduled to start Monday. I have been told that MOW will close all the crossings at the same time while the work is in process.
by MaintainerGary
Fri May 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Nickel Plate 765 comming to Elkhart, Indiana
Replies: 17
Views: 4417

Re: Nickel Plate 765 comming to Elkhart, Indiana

Saturdays run will have 500 people on it. The Sunday run has about 300 reservations so far. Three rental passenger cars showed up today because of the Saturday reservations being so high. I posted some pics in Foamer Nation on facebook.
by MaintainerGary
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Surveyors from Atlanta did their thing. You will notice the stakes with red flags along US33. (from CP415 to CP412) They are going to use the rail from track two, that is being replaced, for the new siding track.
by MaintainerGary
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 407
Views: 71571

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

The parts are coming in now. (40 Model 5H switch machines and 20 pairs of Siemens crossing mechs for C&S) Plans are to start in March. Going to be busy around Elkhart/Goshen.
by MaintainerGary
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Kendallville Man struck and killed in a Wheelchair
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Kendallville Man struck and killed in a Wheelchair

Duh, Everyone knows polaroids develop instantly....
by MaintainerGary
Sun May 12, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS
Replies: 42
Views: 4048

Re: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS

justalurker66 wrote: but near complete removal of CP-421 would be a mistake.
That's like saying, "complete removal of the cancer from the body would be a mistake...."
by MaintainerGary
Mon May 06, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS
Replies: 42
Views: 4048

Re: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS

CP-421 will still be there ... it has to be to support the Kalamazoo Branch (even if all the switches on Track 1 and Track 2 are removed there will need to be a CP for the diamond. Saying "CP-421 is going away" ignores the Kalamazoo Branch. Throwing some more tidbits out there for the foamers to fe...
by MaintainerGary
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS
Replies: 42
Views: 4048

Re: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS

Does this mean that the trains coming out of the yard and going down the branch are going to be on the third track all the way to Goshen and shouldn't be mixing it up with the other through traffic on the main? Yes, the Marion branch trains are causing too much congestion. Since the money has been ...
by MaintainerGary
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS
Replies: 42
Views: 4048

BIG work coming from Elkhart to Goshen on NS

Between Elkhart and Goshen there is going to be a LOT of work! CP417 to replace CP421 With the switches removed from 421 the curves will get hyper elevated.... Triple track from MP415 to CP412 eliminating CP415 - so Marion branch trains will not disturb mainline traffic. $40 million allocated to the...