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Maumee Valley Railway (MVRY) Revisited

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:17 am

In my free time over the last few weeks, I've been pondering the MVRY and making various adjustments as I've gone along. Below, you'll see an updated locomotive roster, a new list of train symbols, and a brief history of the MVRY. Also of note is the inclusion of the Liberty Center to Maumee portion of the line, which was converted to a bike trail in reality.

Locomotive Roster
MVRY 500 - GP15T (Leased from LTEX in 2001, purchased and repainted 3/03)
MVRY 501 - GP15T (Leased from LTEX in 2001, purchased and repainted 3/03)
MVRY 502 - GP15T (Leased from LTEX in 2001, purchased and repainted 3/03)
MVRY 503 - GP15T (Leased from LTEX in 2001, purchased and repainted 3/03)
MVRY 504 - GP15-1 (Leased from LTEX in 2005, purchased and repainted 6/05)
MVRY 505 - GP15-1 (Leased from LTEX in 2005, purchased and repainted 6/05)
MVRY 506 - GP15-1 (Leased from LTEX in 2005, purchased and repainted 6/05)
MVRY 507 - GP15-1 (Leased from LTEX in 2005, purchased and repainted 6/05)
MVRY 549 - GP35 (Purchased/repainted from Guilford Rail Systems in 2005. Only active GP35 of Wabash heritage.)
MVRY 700 - SD40-2 (Leased from NALX in 2002, purchased and repainted 3/03. Wears "WABASH" lettering on long hood.)
MVRY 701 - SD40-2 (Leased from NALX in 2002, purchased and repainted 4/03)
MVRY 702 - SD40-2 (Leased from LTEX in 2002, purchased and repainted 6/03)
MVRY 703 - SD40-2 (Leased from LTEX in 2002, purchased and repainted 5/03)
MVRY 704 - SD40-2 (Leased from NREX in 2002, purchased and repainted 9/03)
MVRY 705 - SD40-2 (Leased from NREX in 2002, purchased and repainted 9/03)

Train Symbols
C100 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Coal Train
-Loads interchanged from NS at New Haven
-All Powder River Basin coal for NOPL Plant near Whitehouse
-Can also use C101 or C102 if multiple trains are on system
-Empties return to NS as E001, E002 or E003

DF-1 - Defiance West Job - 05:30 Call Time
-Handles interchange traffic to/from NS
-Mon/Wed/Fri

DF-2 - Defiance Local - 13:00 Call Time
-Works Mercer, LaFarge, Johns Manville, Lowe's and CSX interchange
-Mon-Fri

DFNA - Defiance-Napoleon Turn - 05:30 Call Time
-Takes cars to/from Napoleon for interchange with the NA-1 Job
-Tue/Thu/Sat

MA-1 - Maumee Yard Job - 14:00 Call Time
-Handles work in the Maumee Yard alongside NS jobs
-Works J&J Warehouse in Whitehouse
-Mon-Fri

NA-1 - Napoleon Local - 18:00 Call Time
-Switches all customers in Napoleon and Okolona
-Mon-Fri

NA-2 - IORY Interchange Job - 13:00 Call Time
-Takes cars to/from IORY interchange in Liberty Center
-Tue/Sat (As needed any other days)

In 2001, HGI took over the rights to what was the Maumee & Western. After plenty of upgrades, the line was restored to a max speed of 25 mph across the route. The MVRY has a strong online traffic base, although there are no online customers between Napoleon and Whitehouse with the exception of the I&O interchange at Liberty Center. The NOPL coal trains are the only moves that run the line "end to end," although they don't make it east of Whitehouse. The SD40-2's were added to the roster to accommodate the addition of unit coal trains for the NOPL plant. A typical week will see two or three unit trains delivered to the plant. Throughout the summer of 2002, sidings were installed between Antwerp and Cecil, and Okolona and Napoleon.
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Re: Maumee Valley Railway (MVRY) Revisited

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:54 pm

How many cars does the cement plant in Cecil get when DF-1 runs?
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Re: Maumee Valley Railway (MVRY) Revisited

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:34 pm

DF-2 usually spots 10-20 cars a week.
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