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by Dajudge
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 410
Views: 83178

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

Question for any Elkhart rail buffs. The new 3 track 90° turn in Elkhart was made superelevated during the 2017 rebuild. Does anyone know what angle the rails are elevated? And also, are all three track, with their different radius, the same angle or do they differ (more than just tolerance). Always...
by Dajudge
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Conflicting Aspects?
Replies: 1
Views: 3246

Conflicting Aspects?

This railfan is confused. I am trying to learn the various block signals on NS and am not seeing the usefulness of yellow/green/red aspect. I believe it is called Medium Approach. Seams it is redundant with a red/green/red aspect which is called Medium Clear. What does the yellow tell me if I am to ...
by Dajudge
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

CP421 Old Main 1 & 2 overhead signal is now gone. According to the workers it is not going to the museum as widely thought. It is going to the scrap yard. Cut down this morning by torch. Long live the signal bridge. How many 20th Century Limited's have gone under her.....
by Dajudge
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: EWR Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 12156

Re: EWR Upgrades

Here's a question for you Mishawaka railfan geezers. Does anybody else remember this style of crossing guard on the Twin Branch railroad on McKinley and Jefferson? The vertical lights on the support mast spell out S.T.O.P. when glowing.
by Dajudge
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: EWR Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 12156

Re: EWR Upgrades

Hey Great Lakes. A little more on the old E&W downtown Mishawaka. The pedestrian bridge which now crosses the St Joe river is in the approximate location of the old E&W wood bridge. The old bridge crossed at a shallower angle to the dam and started closer to it on the Central Park side. Half way acr...
by Dajudge
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: EWR Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 12156

Re: EWR Upgrades

Hey Great Lakes. I "worked" at that station for one summer when I was 9 year old. My 'job' was to go out and record the serial numbers of all the cars in the yards and bring them back to the agent. Of course I never received any payment but did get to rub shoulders with a lot of railroad paraphernal...
by Dajudge
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Main St. Crossing....Not the same :(
Replies: 4
Views: 5961

Re: Elkhart, Main St. Crossing....Not the same :(

The new interlocking /control point now has chain link fencing to spoil your long photo options. Also changed is since you are technically inside the CP there are no signals to look at on the main tracks. With the turn you are blind. All you have is your scanner listing for the defect detector to go...
by Dajudge
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: EWR Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 12156

Re: EWR Upgrades

Hey Great Lakes Railfan, the original E&W from Elkhart did indeed connect to the GTW at main street in Mishawaka at the now gone freight station, also on Main street. Back to the east, just east of Merrifield Street there was a "Y" with the E&W coming in from the northeast and one branch would follo...
by Dajudge
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Heritage engine sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 5386

Heritage engine sightings

Erie 1068 waiting at CP417 south of Elkhart on track 3 westbound. 11:43 AM
by Dajudge
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Indiana Transportation Museum rolling stock
Replies: 3
Views: 5921

Re: Indiana Transportation Museum rolling stock

Yesterday was snooping around Logansport looking for ITM equipment. Did not see anything on north side, west side, or south side of town in any yards. Didn't the city take some cars/engine?
by Dajudge
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

This past summer the NS folks have worked at installing / replacing the museum feeder siding. Looks reel nice, albeit jointed rail. Looks like NS plans to use it as a MOW equipment storage siding as well. Quite the win / win plan!
by Dajudge
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

Some new construction around the Elkhart station today (9/7). New sidewalks are being added from each end of the station to the feeder ramp to the new platform. Also the handicap parking area on the east side of the station is getting new cement slabs. Station caretaker told me asphalt is coming soo...
by Dajudge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: L&N in Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 5497

Re: L&N in Kentucky

Looking more closely the second engine looks to be a SD40 tunnel motor. I missed that earlier. It was a short train, maybe 40 or 50 empty cars. Could have been ingot cars. So does RJ Corman now own the track or do they have track right down the hill into town? I am from northern Indiana and don't kn...
by Dajudge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: L&N in Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 5497

L&N in Kentucky

Odd sighting.....
Odd sighting.....
While eating lunch in Elizabethtown yesterday saw a crew change on main line. Nothing new about such things but the two engines were RJ Corman! I wonder if they are rentals or if something bigger is happening? Isn't that CSX trackage? BTW, what model is the second engine?
by Dajudge
Wed May 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: N&W varnish blows thru Elkhart this morning
Replies: 2
Views: 3497

N&W varnish blows thru Elkhart this morning

Anybody know anything about a N&W maroon passenger train headed east on NS main in Elkhart today about 8:50 AM? Only caught a glimpse of it as it was moving fast after the turn. Did not see motive power. Not a normal move as all eastbound Amtrak trains run after sunset. Lots of cars. Maybe a ferry m...
by Dajudge
Sun May 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Madison Incline Railroad Grade
Replies: 7
Views: 4000

Re: Madison Incline Railroad Grade

Question for you guys. The video above that shows footage in North Vernon of the B&O/CSX east west trackage, I wonder if it is still in operation? Last year was over in Lebanon Illinois on Il-4 and the signals were turned 90° with "tracks out of service" signs posted. If you use Street View on Googl...
by Dajudge
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

[quote="NSSD70ACe"]I haven’t been following this project too closely so forgive me if this was already answered, but what’s going to go in between the current station and the new platform? Looks rather awkward without anything there. Major realignment at CP421 (Elkhart) over the last 12 months. As y...
by Dajudge
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

Today the chain link fencing was installed on both the east and west supports. The stakes I saw there earlier in the winter along the platform are now gone and it appears the fencing effort is finished. Sorry, no shots by me today. To busy Dyngusing. Lurker can get them next time he's by there.
by Dajudge
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

Justalurker66 wrote; "It seems strange to put in the structure for the fence at both ends of the platform without putting anything along the platform - unless no fence is planned along the platform." All I can say is I saw stakes with pink ribbon and marking along the platform back behind the new "E...
by Dajudge
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CP 421 Upgrade
Replies: 376
Views: 123034

Re: CP 421 Upgrade

As suspected the fencing team has been out and started their job. So far the east and west end supports are all in place leaving just the long run next to the new platform. Then comes the fencing itself.