Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby jimnorthwood » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm

ND&W runs M-F, maybe the occasional Saturday. I've seen them start at Defiance around 8:00 a.m. Easy to find and follow, as the line runs parallel to U.S. 24 and train speeds are low.
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby MSchwiebert » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:08 pm

The ND&W will also frequently leave power in Napoleon, either parking it on the "main" behind Advance Drainage (ADS) or the two cold storage facilities (Cloverleaf & farmers Produce) immediately to the east of ADS, or on the leads to those facilities. My guess is that there's been vandalism issues from when they parked in more accessible areas.
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby jimnorthwood » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 am

I've seen the same, re parking power in those areas. High $$$ and low priority but I wonder if ND&W will build some sort of engine facility, along the lines (pole barn shed, essentially) of what LCRC/ADBF built and still uses in Adrian. This would also make it easier to do maintenance during the colder months. For the reason you noted, Defiance might not be the best location for such a facility. Maybe some year, after they have gotten their right of way issues (drainage, some new rail, etc) in order.
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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Unread postby MSchwiebert » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:53 pm

I'd think they'd have room on the transload property in Napoleon, but Defiance would be more centrally located. Speaking of Defiance, they have done some of the earth moving work & putting down a good gravel sub-base for the new yard tracks in the yard, but one can tell it's been a "weather permitting" type of project so far.

jimnorthwood wrote:I've seen the same, re parking power in those areas. High $$$ and low priority but I wonder if ND&W will build some sort of engine facility, along the lines (pole barn shed, essentially) of what LCRC/ADBF built and still uses in Adrian. This would also make it easier to do maintenance during the colder months. For the reason you noted, Defiance might not be the best location for such a facility. Maybe some year, after they have gotten their right of way issues (drainage, some new rail, etc) in order.
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