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by mowingman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad
Replies: 14
Views: 5209

Re: Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad

Thanks for the great video. That area is my old stomping ground. Grew up in Marietta, worked my way through college at Globe, then worked on engineering projects at the old UCC Electromet plant later on. Looks like a good sized train for Globe. Do you know how often they go up to Globe each week? Ba...
by mowingman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Alco at Strong Steel
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

Re: Alco at Strong Steel

I have ridden on both Alcos, Pick 6 and Pick 7. Both were reengined by the Pickens shop when still used at the Pickens RR.
Jeff
by mowingman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

Re: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail

Ok, my info was pretty old. So, maybe the lines owner is using it, or has plans to use it. I will have to check that trackage out when I go up there later this summer.
by mowingman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

Re: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail

I think No. 47 went to the Indiana Northeastern. The operation at Byesville has been shut down for years, and never had a GP7 that I know of.
by mowingman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad
Replies: 14
Views: 5209

Re: Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad

I grew up in Marietta and worked at a couple of the plants served by the railroad. It seems to me like the new shortline should have a good business base. They have the chemical plant in Belpre, the carbon black plant, the ferro alloy and chemical plants south of Marietta, the old BF Goodrich plant ...
by mowingman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad
Replies: 14
Views: 5209

Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad

Anyone heard anything about this new operation. It seems to be owned by Bucyrus Railcar Repair. They are supposed to take over the old B&O from Parkersburg, into Belpre, and up through Marietta to the Globe Metallurgical plant at Relief. I wondered when it will take over, and what their motive power...
by mowingman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Derailment in Port Huron Tunnel
Replies: 58
Views: 18839

Re: CN Derailment in Port Huron Tunnel

A friend of mine in the derailment business said this was a bad one. He said Cranemasters, Hulcher and Winters were all involved in the cleanup. Possibly Corman also, but not sure of that. He said a lot of walking was involved in that mess just to get personnel in to the wreck.
by mowingman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quarry in Wabash
Replies: 8
Views: 8201

Re: Quarry in Wabash

The only quarry that shows on Google maps, is the one west of town. It does have a fairly large rail loading area. Who's line is it that they connect to?
by mowingman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Sale of CSX branch through Marietta to Relief
Replies: 3
Views: 4847

Re: Sale of CSX branch through Marietta to Relief

Thanks. I had not heard of anything either. Seems like it might make a good little shortline, what with the Carbon Black plant, the former Union Carbide metals and chemicals plants, the old BF Goodrich plant and the Globe Metals plant. Plus, I believe it is all welded rail, clear up to the former AE...
by mowingman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Sale of CSX branch through Marietta to Relief
Replies: 3
Views: 4847

Sale of CSX branch through Marietta to Relief

I read some months ago, where the CSX wants to sell the Marietta line. Has anyone heard if any shortline operators are interested in this branch since the big power plant closed at Relief, Ohio?
Jeff
by mowingman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Sargent Sand Co.
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Sargent Sand Co.

The newspaper article says it did not affect much of the plant. Just a small shed with a sand feeder hopper, an adjacent conveyor belt, and a little damage at the top of the dryer building. Sounds like they might be down a few weeks at most.
by mowingman
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Train vs Bus
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: Train vs Bus

Local news story tonight said the bus driver was off the recommended route. He was not supposed to be crossing the tracks at this location. Two lawsuits were filed today against the bus company.
by mowingman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Pioneer Railcorp
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

Re: Pioneer Railcorp

They seem to be putting a lot of effort into upgrading operations at the ND&W now.
by mowingman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 284488

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

ELwillie wrote:Indiana Hi-Rail corporate moto was 'Run the rails off the ties then walk away'
And, that operating philosophy has not changed, as they still operate this way . Now they just call themselves IBCX, (Indiana Box Car Corporation)
by mowingman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail derailment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Conrail derailment.

Yes, a good friend of mine, who was a VP with Hulcher for about 35 years,(now retired), has told me a lot of stories about cleaning up wrecks in all kinds of terrible weather.
by mowingman
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail derailment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Conrail derailment.

That must be the Hulcher crew from the Toledo Division. That has got be a cold miserable job in the winter weather up there.
by mowingman
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Engine Houses
Replies: 10
Views: 4155

Re: Engine Houses

Zanesville and Western Scenic. Some of my info may be a little out of date, but here goes. There is no engine house at East Fultonham, or anywhere else on the railroad. In fact, last time I was there, there were no structures of any kind left at the wye area in East Fultonham. The railroad offers tr...