Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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From a posting on the Fort Wayne Railroadfan website dated April 11, 2018:

Gents,

The three chem cars at Woodburn have been there for weeks. Those are not Systech cars. I live in Woodburn, and work for Lafarge/systech. If those cars were ours we would have seen them at the plant asap. Probably being stored for someone else.

On a side note cement shipments are about to get crazy this summer. Numbers will be between 10 and 20 car loads a week. That is of course dependent on our Columbus terminal tonnage, and how busy our truck business is this year. Looks like the railroad is gonna be busy!!

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Thanks for the information
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Went through Liberty Center yesterday crossings paved over but no scrap of the line yet rail date was 1897

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jrgerber wrote:Went through Liberty Center yesterday crossings paved over but no scrap of the line yet rail date was 1897
Rail line stays. Only thing will be rail removed or paved over at crossings

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Why keep the rail line in if it can't be used?

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jrgerber wrote:Why keep the rail line in if it can't be used?
Agreement was made in case of future development north of US 24
At one time Bunge was looking at build north of US 24.

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Any new trackwork developments?
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Work is done everyday on the line somewhere.

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Any new developments? How business these days?

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Ran into them coming back to Defiance on 9/10. Short train and mostly boxcars. My first time seeing them in person.

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Long train of box cars coming through Antwerp this Morn. A very slow crawl with that many cars HAHA

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How is business? Any different power? Any new rehab activities?

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They have bulldozed most of the yardtracks
at Defiance. Will be building new tracks in same place.

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Thanks how big will the new yard be?

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Thought I borrow a thread from Fort Wayne Railfan with some excellent pictures courtesy Notch 8:

http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... f=2&t=4286

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More from Fort Wayne Railfan and Notch 8 this is about the rails being taken out to Liberty Center, OH

http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... =21&t=4249

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Gives good overview of work that needs to be done:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Ra ... 0TIGER.pdf

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Can't remember if this has been discussed here, but when do these guys normally run?
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