Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby AARR » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:39 pm

Thanks for posting Scott's video's. I don't think he's been here in a while and I liked his videos.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7EyypuQQvI
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue May 05, 2020 11:35 am

Now, I haven't seen this railroad since January 2015! It appears the track is better! Are there still places where I can watch a ND&W train over very "Rickety Track?" If so, where?
I would like to get that before entirely gone! They don't go over the track to Liberty Center, OH, anymore, correct?
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue May 05, 2020 6:50 pm

What's the schedule like for these guys these days? Has COVID-19 really affected these guys in any way?
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby JoJames » Tue May 05, 2020 10:42 pm

MQT1223 wrote:What's the schedule like for these guys these days? Has COVID-19 really affected these guys in any way?

All the business served in Napoleon were deemed essential.
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby wildcatsa1fan » Thu May 07, 2020 3:20 pm

They are running daily from Woodburn to Defiance and back. They stop when they are out of hours. Currently cement is shipping big to Columbus. And the regular chemical cars for Systech are on the train most days.

We are sending about 20 railcars of cement a week to Columbus.

Tracks are better and they will continue to get better. The new owner is spending some money(HAHA). Different from past ownership for sure.

They still have the occasional derail but they are coping well.

The guys working the west end are friendly. I talk to them at least twice a week.
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby jrgerber » Thu May 14, 2020 7:04 pm

Borrowing this thread from Fort Wayne Railfan. The most recent post has great photos from Notch 8:

http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... 6&start=15
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu May 14, 2020 7:45 pm

jrgerber wrote:Borrowing this thread from Fort Wayne Railfan. The most recent post has great photos from Notch 8:

http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... 6&start=15


It truly is amazing to see the amount of time and money being invested in such long neglected track.
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