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So yesterday I was talking to one of the managers for Sardinia Concrete Company. They are getting the contact for the new Purina complex on Half Acre Road. Purina just purchased another 85 acres of property to add on to what they have to build and additional building. Property out that way is stating to go up and from what he told me the county is looking at another large manufacture that may build along the Peavine out there in the future. Sardinia is going all the concrete works for Purina.

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That’s a hell of a lot of concrete for them. That part of the line will be so darn busy in the coming years for sure. They are pushing lots of storage cars east. Hopefully when they run stone trains they will get rarden siding. A man I know said they was trying to get it from NS. This has been several months ago.

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I'm sure the Peavine will be very busy in the next ten years and storage is not going away. I bet they do open the line out more to the east and may need to get that Rarden siding as long as the tracks are in good shape. I'm sure the CCET doesn't want to spend a ton of money fixing and replacing ties unless they have a decent return on their money.

I talked tonight to the guy who is a big shot with Sardinia Concrete which by the way was just bought out by a larger concrete company based in Columbus. They signed all the contract this week do to all the concrete work at Purina. Major concrete work. That will be one large complex when the work is complete.

I would think the CCET will need more power in the year or two to come to do all of this moving of cars.

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Northstar I have confirmed all your information and everything is correct. Sardinia did get a long term contract for the work at the new plant all is a go there. From the information I received this weekend the Peavine will be rather busy starting in the spring of 2022 when the business will be up and running. Between car storage and serving new accounts on the tracks the CCET best really watch the tracks to make sure they are in good condition. Moving rock from up east the old tracks will be taking a beating.

I was getting food last week at Wendy's on Red Bank and the NS was hauling a load back to Sharonville looked to have several grain cars some tankers in tow. Looks like NS going to be a happy camper when Purina gets up and running both NS and the CCET will generate some good cash flow from this operation.

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Since our President has stopped the pipeline most likely oil tank storage will be a thing of the past. Tankers will be put back in service here soon as more oil will be shipped by tankers on the rails. There was a pretty interesting article today on the internet.

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northstar16 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:12 pm
Since our President has stopped the pipeline most likely oil tank storage will be a thing of the past. Tankers will be put back in service here soon as more oil will be shipped by tankers on the rails. There was a pretty interesting article today on the internet.
More trains is always a good thing. Maybe there will be a pick up in such traffic throughout the region.
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Slight derail this week in Newtown Ohio went down and checked it out when my buddy told me the road was blocked. Got pretty close looks like wheels came off of the track but no cars turned over which is good for the CCET. Took several hours but they did manage to get everything back on the track.

MOW crew came out to inspect and the rail is fine now. Again this is going to become a problem more and more as the CCET is hauling more heavy loads on old rails. Old ties that have been there for many years. NS rarely did much rail work other than working on the rails in and around Clare Yard and on Roundbottom Road.

Now with more stone coming from Plum Run the rails need to be looked at carefully before Purina opens up here in 2 more years. Added traffic on the rails could mean more derails. The I&O has had a few as well with heavy loads.

This past month with very cold temps, ice, snow and then melting and this weekend with heavy rain rails can shift. Hopefully the CCET is keeping an eye on things as a major derail cars coming off the track and turning over would not be good. The cost of bringing in heavy equipment and replacement cost of cars can really hurt the shortline although they most likely have a large insurance policy.

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