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by Bulby
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

Super Chief wrote:After 908 came off the Western Michigan any idea where it went?
It's on Mississippi Central, I believe it's on the Grand Junction end.
by Bulby
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

Hearing PREX 907 might soon be leaving the Michigan Southern, any idea what might be replacing it? I haven't heard anything to that effect. was the engine shop built after tpw sold the line or was it a building there before? rob It was built after the purchase of the TP&W Laharpe-Sommer (Peoria) li...
by Bulby
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

jrgerber wrote:Thanks those are both GP20s right?
Yes, both still in full ATSF paint as well.
by Bulby
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

jrgerber wrote:Wonder what the power will be on the new Elkhart and Western former Monon 9.5 mile branch near Monticello IN?
Unless plans change (again); power will be the formerly ALAB assigned 2026 and 3001.
by Bulby
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Amtrak 501 derails 12/18/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10719

Re: Amtrak 501 derails 12/18/2017

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/18/us/amtrak-derails-washington-latest?lf-content=226788614:lb-post-b1ba7bd441c956a050fc03cbcf1c2a84@livefyre.com&hubRefSrc=permalink Looks like the death toll may rise. The local officials say a couple of the cars are hanging and unsafe to enter, but there are no more pe...
by Bulby
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

jrgerber wrote:Nice photo in Train's December 2017 issue on page 19 showing SW1500 PREX 1500 with a new paint job done at the Kolbe IL shop. How many shops for locomotive repairs does Pioneer have?
Really just Laharpe. Some Pioneer Railroads have engine houses but no real shops.
by Bulby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

Right now at Laharpe is the following units (all O.O.S.): PREX 100 (NW2): stored dead, has water leaks in the block PREX 102 (RS3m): stored dead, traction motor leads cut by vandals. KJRY 471 (GP8): stored in the shop awaiting wiring work, getting attention as time allows PREX 1298 (SW1200RS): lett...
by Bulby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX changes in Plymouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3614

Re: CSX changes in Plymouth

NYCMan wrote:Harrison has already explained to the STB that all of the snags that CSX is experiencing is because of employee sabotage.

And if you believe that, you're drinking something much stronger than beer.
by Bulby
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

If it's not under the tracks there is a problem :wink: :lol: Lol whats to tamp with hardly any ballast? :lol: A tamper will definitely do wonders to level out the ND&W. There actually is ballast if you know where to look... That was a dig at the foamers that continue to call it the world's worst ma...
by Bulby
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Are they running the Napoleon turn out of Napoleon every day now as opposed to starting in Defiance like they used to? Assuming that everything goes according to plan, the Napoleon train starts from Napoleon and meets the train from Cecil in Defiance around 11am or noon. That said, if the crew has ...
by Bulby
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

NDW is heading for Cecil from Defiance with a clean (for now) 105
by Bulby
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I forgot to mention, rumor is Pioneer bought a new tamper specifically for the ND&W.
by Bulby
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Pioneer certainly has pulled that line out of the swamp, literally and figuratively. And I'll bet they have seen an uptick in business as a result, too. Lets not get too crazy. The track is better but still rough by shortline standards. The track isn't pretty, but it holds more than the MAW did. Th...
by Bulby
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

No real major projects I know of, but you can get a 21 car train the length of the railroad without derailment now.
by Bulby
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

GP9 105, GP16s 1601, 1603, 1606, and GP20 3054 form the ND&W's roster. 105 is in Gettysburg paint, the GP16s are in the older Pioneer paint without a logo, 3054 wears the newer Pioneer scheme with the diamond on the long hood.
by Bulby
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 285477

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Little late response but ND&W is currently doing a heavier than normal business in tomato paste; I understand there are roughly 60 cars inbound on the NS interchange alone. That should get dealt with this week...

Also; all the locomotives are supposed to be getting a bath this week.
by Bulby
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Pioneer RR Northern Indiana Lines Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4863

Re: Pioneer RR Northern Indiana Lines Questions

Elkhart and Western's Elkhart DIv. uses PREX 911 (ex-MILW GP9) and 1000 (ex-IC GP10) for power. Crews come from MSO/White Pigeon or E&W/Argos depending on who's available. Right now MSO crews normally run the KT and Argos crew runs Elkhart; but they are all qualified to run on all 4 railroads. Tuesd...
by Bulby
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

jrgerber wrote:Thanks Bulby , one of the SW units look like the one that was assigned to the Napoleon Defiance and Western.
The one that had been assigned to the ND&W was 107, now assigned to Mississippi Central.
by Bulby
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

Looks like they picked up an ex-CN GP9R That's 4101, it spent many years in the deadline awaiting shop attention. She got all new power assemblies, and various other work. She's a good runner, if known for not playing well with the GP20s (4101 has a more modern load regulator, and loads faster). Si...
by Bulby
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 48
Views: 31603

Re: Laharpe Shops

Thanks Bubly, as I recall Pioneer got most of their GP-16 fleet for about 35-40k per engine. The GP-20s I recall were about $67k-$85k per engine. I think if I read your comment right (and correct me if I am wrong) but it the GP-16s are the most reliable in the fleet? I know Pioneer has a sprinkling...