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by MagnumForce
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler tower
Replies: 4
Views: 3878

Re: Deshler tower

It's an office, there are a couple desks and computers up there.
by MagnumForce
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Good railfaning spots for SE Mich.
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Re: Good railfaning spots for SE Mich.

Ohio... and I am serious. Toledo is literally at the border and the Chicago Line is no more than 15 miles from Michigan all the way to Indiana.
by MagnumForce
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

This is true, but no one expects cars to be stopped for a train on a 70 MPH expressway. All it takes is to look away for a second or the cars being out of gear and no brake lights on.

It is inherently quite dangerous.
by MagnumForce
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

From the west side of Napoleon all the way to Maumee, 24 is a limited access 70 MPH expressway with no at grade crossings. West of there, there is at grade crossings all the way to the state line and the speed limit is 65.
by MagnumForce
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Detroit River Tunnel "On Hold"
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: New Detroit River Tunnel "On Hold"

Basically any automotive plant has no warehouse and is planned for everything being just in time delivery. This is market share the railroads cannot nor ever will get back again because the model for them is simply not there anymore. The reduction in overhead far out weighs any cost gains from shipp...
by MagnumForce
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Triple Crown Train
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: NS Triple Crown Train

There are no plans for anything currently but Triple Crown is not going away no matter what occurs. The only thing they have done is buy some second hand standard trailers to supplement the roadrailer fleet. No decision has been made regarding which direction they are going to go and no new equipmen...
by MagnumForce
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Scanner in Deshler - 810 AXLE CSX MANIFEST?!?!?!?!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Scanner in Deshler - 810 AXLE CSX MANIFEST?!?!?!?!?!

324 was 1014 axles and over 13000 feet earlier this week.
by MagnumForce
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Bryan Ohio CN crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Bryan Ohio CN crossing

Last train north of Bryan aside from Jackson to Cement City was actually under PC in 1975. The line was torn out in 1976 though Hudson, Prattville, Waldron, , Alvordton, West Unity etc.
by MagnumForce
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

They are working on stuff, it varies day to day.
by MagnumForce
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Changes on the Ann Arbor
Replies: 37
Views: 9163

Re: Changes on the Ann Arbor

This may have something to do with a conversation between some Chrysler big wigs and Watco/Annie management and the Jeep plant being served by Union Pacific...
by MagnumForce
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS/Midwest Rail/TLE&W
Replies: 12
Views: 3280

Re: NS/Midwest Rail/TLE&W

But it says Maumee which is very confusing.
by MagnumForce
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS/Midwest Rail/TLE&W
Replies: 12
Views: 3280

Re: NS/Midwest Rail/TLE&W

Manville is a very active shipper on the east side of Waterville. This kind of puzzles me.
by MagnumForce
Fri May 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

NS kept the fifth district up to the Tire plant and the interchange with the shortline west of Woodburn.

L91 serves this line 5-6 days a week out of East Wayne yard in New Haven.
by MagnumForce
Fri May 29, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Wolverine consist info- Summer 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2841

Re: Wolverine consist info- Summer 2015

351 and 354 that I rode last weekend had 3 horizons and an amcafe and was packed to the gills.
by MagnumForce
Fri May 29, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

When was Liberty to Maumee pulled?

EDIT: From what I found service was discontinued from Liberty to Maumee in 1969 but the rail wasn't pulled till 86.
by MagnumForce
Fri May 29, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

No through freights, locals from Toledo and Fort Wayne since the late fifties.

Traffic levels probably were not much different than they are today, maybe more ag traffic but most definitely not the Campbell's traffic or Lafarge traffic.
by MagnumForce
Thu May 28, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I have Vic's book. It is alright but it covers the 4th District from Montpelier to the B&OCT, nothing at all about the 5th District which is the Toledo to Fort Wayne line. I was just looking at some timetables and as early as 1964 there were no through freight trains on the line. The line was essent...
by MagnumForce
Wed May 27, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 287282

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

The line is the oldest line across Northwest Ohio. As soon as the line from Montpelier to Fort Wayne was built supplanting the old Eel River line the line was downgraded. It has been a secondary (or worse) line for basically 100 years now. To think that it is around at all is pretty amazing. It was ...
by MagnumForce
Tue May 26, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Trucking business is delivering chilling news about the econ
Replies: 26
Views: 4745

Re: Trucking business is delivering chilling news about the

Not sure how badly things suck in Michigan...I know they normally do. But employers here in Northwest Ohio cannot get enough people to fill all the open positions around here. The sales at my plant are through the roof, automotive is moving at a rate I haven't seen since I started working there in 2...