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Henry County Railroad

Unread postby StupidFlee​t » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:45 pm

The Henry County Railroad was formed in the late 1970s by local shippers to keep part of the former N&W Delphos District (NKP Clover Leaf) between Grelton, Ohio and Continental, Ohio. The grain elevators and other small industries along this line wanted to preserve their rail service and were inspired by the startups in Michigan and other states. The HENC accquired former DT&I GP7s 950 and 951 at startup. The first few years of operation were hard but after the DT&I was merged into the GTW in the early 1980's an opporuntiuy came up to accquire the DT&I branch to Napoleon and Wauseon, which included the lucrative Campbell Soup traffic at Napoleon. With the additional business, things were turning around for the HENC and additonal revenue came in to increase track maintenance and accquire additonal power. DT&I GP9s 982, 986, and 989 joined the mix. The headquarters and base of operations is at Malinta, Ohio, just about the halfway point between Wauseon and Continental. Interchanges include CR/NS at Wauseon, IHRC/MAW/NDW at Napoleon, DTI/GTW/IORY at Malinta, B&O/CSX at Holgate, and NS at Continental. A variety of small shippers, grain elevators, and Campbell's Soup make up the traffic base, and with 4 interchange points, cars can move all over the North American rail network. In the modern era, the HENC accquired 2 SD38s from the Reading and Northern, which were ex-DT&I 253 and 254. Paint scheme is similar to the Ann Arbor GP35 roster, with "HENRY COUNTY" on the sides.

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Re: Henry County Railroad

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:19 pm

Can't see the system map: you have it set to private.
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Re: Henry County Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:53 pm

I'm proud of you StupidFleet
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Re: Henry County Railroad

Unread postby StupidFlee​t » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:35 pm

~Z~ wrote:Can't see the system map: you have it set to private.



should be fixed now
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