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Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:30 pm
by arty flowers
Looks like CSX will serve a glass plant that is now in the process of being construction on Walbridges far south side going towards Luckey and Pemberville on the Columbus Sub.

https://www.toledoblade.com/business/de ... 0190417132

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:23 pm
by OSRR
http://indianaeasternrailroad.com/2018/ ... sio-foods/

Guess this was last year. I hadn't been through Jackson in atleast 2 years. Went through tonight wondering through town a bit and happened to notice the crossing was put back in and the track had been cleaned up along with dumped ballast. So I dug around a little bit and found this.


Also noticed the Rt93 crossing south of town was back "in service" (no exempt signs) and the track looked decent (and brush was gone). Anyone know anything about that?

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:34 pm
by arty flowers
This is being proposed on the opposite side of the Ohio River across from Gallipolis in Point Pleasant West Virginia. If it comes to fruition, the CSX line that runs through here could be seeing outbound shipments.

https://www.mydailyregister.com/top-sto ... son-county

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:52 pm
by arty flowers
A Brenntag chemical distribution depot will be coming to Toledo and NS will serve it. It will located there on the north side of the tracks just to the east of the interchange of Airline Junction. And Amware in Brook Park will be revamping the spur that goes to the CSX iNDY sUB so that CSX will serve the facility.

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:26 pm
by arty flowers
Unit trains of corn off the CP are being handed over to the CFE in Chicago and brought to the IORY in Lima for the ethanol plant. Also unit sand trains are also finding their way to liMA and they are being handed over to the WLE

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:10 am
by AARR
I wonder if this replaced the sand that was coming from Yuma MI. After being closed for several years the Yuma plant reopened, shipped a bunch of frac sand for several months, then stopped shipping by rail suddenly.
arty flowers wrote:Also unit sand trains are also finding their way to liMA and they are being handed over to the WLE

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:57 pm
by arty flowers
Avon Lake ford plant getting a new makeover as well

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/05/for ... ntal-dead/

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:32 pm
by arty flowers
The Church and Dwight has been a good customer for NS for years on the Fostoria District. The plant is going through another expansion

https://senecasuccess.wordpress.com/202 ... AfOc81BqCE

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:59 pm
by arty flowers
Its the attack of the stone and ballast trains. Right now stone traffic shipped by rail is rising to meteoric rates in Ohio. It started with the Wheeling and Lake Erie in Carey, NS and CSX in northwest ohio, and now the Cincinnati area near the Indiana border along with a quarry in Melvin are experiencing boom times. Looks for a mess of stone trains to invade the Springfield Ohio by the IORY. The genesis of this traffic is a construction company near the Indiana border completed and asphalt plant is the reason for this growth.

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:15 pm
by arty flowers
Mercer Landmark bought the Moorman Grain Elevator in Latty not to long ago and the word from a source is that NS will start operating 85 car unit trains out of the elevator. This is on the NS Fostoria District.

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:28 am
by penn central
Did you know arty flowers that CSX has started transloading autos at the old intermodal yard on the east side of Marion Ohio that used to be where the KCS intermodal trains originated and terminated i spent three nights in Marion Ohio over the Labor Day Weekend with a side trip to Harding Yard in Mansfield Oh, I counted i think 30 racks there or around that much on the east side of town i left the motel early Monday morning and went to the station to find a loaded auto rack train getting his air test to depart out of the old EL yard with unit number 3173 the only locomotive and 85 loaded auto racks i remember Joe Slanser telling me over 25 years ago that there is a grade for eastbounds and oh yea he did some struggling to depart and on top of this a severe thunderstorm approaching in the distance very nice. The local railfans told me about the transload so im going off there info.

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:09 pm
by Railfan_Modeler
There is definitely not as much traffic as there used to be at Marion Industrial Center. I think Schneider backed out so no more Schneider intermodal trains. Bucyrus Railcar repair now occupies a good portion of the facility as their second location besides bucyrus I believe. There are a few trains that switch out the former EL yard each day, one of those being Q216 I believe.

Re: Ohio rail business news

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:44 pm
by arty flowers
penn central and railfan modeler....whats still there is a healthy business of boxcars full of corona beer from mexico, lumber reload, steel and an other odd assortment of things.