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by CG Tower
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CP to Bluegrass Farms
Replies: 29
Views: 23654

Re: CP to Bluegrass Farms

That is good news. I looked on Google Maps its showing 94 miles to Jeffersonville south of Lima. That's a nice haul for the I&O. And Lima to Chicago is 232 miles looking at Google Maps. Mmm the last time i was to Sugar Street interlocking in Lima was in 2005 there wasn't a wye in the southwest quad...
by CG Tower
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Couple Lima industry questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Re: Couple Lima industry questions.

ELwillie wrote:Is Corman storing crude oil tank cars for Husky on the old EL line by Elgin. I have seen them fill the line west of St Rt 81 with flameble placard cars then pull them later replace them with more tanks.
At times yes, no other way to generate any revenue.

CG Tower
by CG Tower
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Couple Lima industry questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Re: Couple Lima industry questions.

As I said above, pet coke still that Ive seen recently (read since 10/1) It's not a daily move but about every other week or so. I'll see if I can track down dates and other commodities. I've been noticing a lot of tankers recently too at Morris. CG What sort of traffic has the I&O been moving south...
by CG Tower
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Couple Lima industry questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Re: Couple Lima industry questions.

Both assumptions are incorrect. I&O takes traffic north and south. Petroleum cole has been a big commodity lately. In addition, I&O hands off some traffic to the CF&E. Neither CSX nor NS have direct access to the refinery complex. All switching is done via a contract switching company and then stage...
by CG Tower
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Couple Lima industry questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Re: Couple Lima industry questions.

CSX and NS alternate back and forth on the amount of traffic they receive from the refinery. Some days it's weighted to NS, other days CSX, but, some traffic also goes to the I&O via their interchange with NS at Morris in Lima's east side. Look for lots of positive changes in the next 12 month. Both...
by CG Tower
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Best Seat in the House
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

Best Seat in the House

Deshler celebrated Independence Day over this past weekend and shot off their fireworks Saturday night. The crew of Q506 has the best seats in the house as they roll northward on Saturday. https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8586/27624696373_3ca1edd63d_z.jpg Best Seats in the House by Eric Davis , on Flickr
by CG Tower
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Derailment - Tontogany Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

Re: CSX Derailment - Tontogany Ohio

The Issue with "thinking out loud" is that there are people on this list that work in the industry and have much more insight then the rest of us. To that end, thinking out loud, while seemingly harmless, can be taken as ignorant and somewhat insulting to those involved in things. Professionalism is...
by CG Tower
Mon May 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Train Excursions....
Replies: 4
Views: 3338

Re: Train Excursions....

Where or who do I get train excursion tickets in the Ohio or Mid west area? My dad use to get tickets when I was younger. We rode behind the 611 and I think the 765 back in the day. Thanks in advance! There was an announcement about upcoming excursions with the 765 being posted soon (this week): ht...
by CG Tower
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New Ohio South Central Railroad
Replies: 30
Views: 14209

Re: New Ohio South Central Railroad

Here is a map of the line(s) in question. Click on image for a larger view.

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by CG Tower
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New Ohio South Central Railroad
Replies: 30
Views: 14209

Re: New Ohio South Central Railroad

What is the route for this railroad? How far south does it go. How many miles will they run and who do they hand it off to at the end of the line? First off this is not a "NEW" railroad, the thread started back in 2014, this railroad has been in operation for quite a while, but, before it was the O...
by CG Tower
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Kenton Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 3514

Re: Kenton Ohio

CSX has done hit and miss signal replacements down the line. South of Findlay, the Hancock siding has new signals up to replace the small target search light...from that point south, there are hit and miss replacements to south of Kenton. From Kenton to Ridgeway, the old NYC signals have been replac...
by CG Tower
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Collision in Marysville
Replies: 15
Views: 6748

Re: Collision in Marysville

OSRR wrote:Was this on the old Conrail Scottslawn secondary? If so then, yes, I believe its all track authority territory. The crew would have no idea the switch was open until they came upon it.
Yes, this is the Scottslawn and yes, it is dark or unsignaled territory.

CG tower
by CG Tower
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Leipsic Junction
Replies: 0
Views: 2272

Leipsic Junction

For those interested, the new cantilever has arrived at Leipsic Junction. As of last night (2/6/16) it had not been placed up yet...this afforded us one final night shot as U700 streaks north. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1646/24585995340_c167c714d2_c.jpg Time Has Run Out by Eric Davis , on Flickr
by CG Tower
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Cincinnati Northern Timetable question.
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Re: Cincinnati Northern Timetable question.

Well, depends, some parts were gone by Conrail, others remained in service for a while after...so I'd look for Penn Central, Cincinnati Division (Southern Region) to start for the entire line. What section are you looking for? CG Tower Would anyone happen to have (and or know the ansewer to my quest...
by CG Tower
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Re: Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update

h2466 wrote:Nice shots CG. Is this yard served by CSX exclusively? Ken 8)
Yes, only served by CSX.
by CG Tower
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Re: Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update

Yes it is...

Like all good things, they come to an end. Family obligations and life being the primary drivers.

As far as Great Miami information, I assume you mean the info on the Portsmouth Subdivision?

If you have any questions on that line, feel free to ask.

CG
by CG Tower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Potash Yard, Lima Ohio, Update

Potash Corporation is building a storage and repair yard in Lima, Ohio. This yard will be located off of the CSX main near South Erie Jct interlocking. Sometimes my work gives me opportunities to do things I never thought I would be able to do. One such example is this yard. My office helped with th...
by CG Tower
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo Sub CPLs
Replies: 8
Views: 5384

Re: Toledo Sub CPLs

Not to get everyone excited but with CSX mothballing lines. Deshler to Stanley could be a candidate for through traffic. Some of us old heads remember when the line north of Deshler was embargoed back in the 1990's. There was, at that time, some serious consideration of abandoning the line north of...
by CG Tower
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo Sub CPLs
Replies: 8
Views: 5384

Re: Toledo Sub CPLs

Wapak has bases as well. Most of the line up through Deshler has had preliminary work done. Not sure what you mean by "preliminary work"...here is the run down from South Erie North: South Erie, no work yet other then for the new yard. NS Tower, boring and new bases North Lima, no work DT&I Jct, no...
by CG Tower
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Kenton, OH in the PC era
Replies: 17
Views: 6797

Re: Kenton, OH in the PC era

Anyone have any idea of the track layout at Berwick? I do someplace...I also have several GRS stock photos of the northern part of the line after the installation of CTC from Stoney Ridge to Berwick. Also seems to me I have a video of NYC/PC action on both lines...I'll see if I can find the title f...