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Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:11 am
by OSRR
I'm assuming the answer to this is yes but, I want to double check.

The I&O turn jobs (LSL, LNL, ect). I'll use LNL as an example. When it leaves Lima for Delta, I know they take north bound traffic with them but, do they switch industries on the way up (and or back)?

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:21 pm
by redside20
I don't know how the LNL operates but in Jackson Center, the LSL works Bambauers located on the South side is switched sb due to a one ended stub track and Plastipak has a siding trains can work off of

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:12 pm
by MSchwiebert
I've never seen them work the handful of industries served between Delta and Lima, but I'd assume the LNL does - as there's nothing else that runs (Other than the occasional grain train) between those points on the I&O. For what it's worth, Patrick Plastics in Leipsic and the steel place in Ottawa would be best switched by the southbound run, and Siligan in Ottawa would be best switched by the northbound run. Other than that, there's really nothing else to work between Lima and Delta.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:54 pm
by midland sub
I'm fairly certain the LSL almost never works Jackson Center. That usually means swapping multi cars around and they don't have time to do that. There's been pics of a Lima yard crew going to Jackson Center and back. I do believe the LSL will switch the grain elevator at Thackery since almost all the grain they ship goes north to the ethanol plant at Lima. The WCH B switches South Chuck when needed. The problem with having either of them doing much work on the way to Springfield is both have to switch and build their trains most days since the yard jobs and Cincy and Lima never seem to do it.

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:01 pm
by JoJames
Only one other industry to switch between Lima and Delta besides those mentioned. CPS at Hamler would be a southbound move. Still receives a few cars but most is trucked in from CPS at Ottawa located on CSX.

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:53 pm
by Y@
The LNL will occasionally work Patrick Plastics in Leipsic, but any work in the Ottawa Loop is typically handled by a local crew out of either Delta or the Lima yard crew. Mike, the Delta crew will work Delta-Ottawa from time to time. Lima Yard crew will work as far south as Jackson Center if needed.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:29 pm
by MSchwiebert
Thanks Y@ - I wasn't sure how they handled things any more.

Y@ wrote:The LNL will occasionally work Patrick Plastics in Leipsic, but any work in the Ottawa Loop is typically handled by a local crew out of either Delta or the Lima yard crew. Mike, the Delta crew will work Delta-Ottawa from time to time. Lima Yard crew will work as far south as Jackson Center if needed.

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:22 pm
by redside20
As it stands, The I&O looks like they could gain a new customer in the form of the Bunge Soybean Plant thats going to be built somewhere in Ohio or Indiana in 2019..Although Bunge won't say where...Rumors of Delta as the frontrunner for the processing plant is a very good possibility. Also another traffic source coming out of Michigan off the CN at Flat Rock Yard in the form of truck frames for Navistar will be coming to fruition sometime later this year..Things are gonna get just a bit busier in the next coming years..

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:17 pm
by Waddy
If green plains in Blissfield ever does unit trains again that is traffic for the I&O, but they only did two and haven't done another one since.

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:07 am
by AARR
Were the unit trains from Green Plains DDG or ethanol?
Waddy wrote:If green plains in Blissfield ever does unit trains again that is traffic for the I&O, but they only did two and haven't done another one since.

Re: Quick I&O question.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:32 pm
by Waddy
AARR wrote:Were the unit trains from Green Plains DDG or ethanol?
Waddy wrote:If green plains in Blissfield ever does unit trains again that is traffic for the I&O, but they only did two and haven't done another one since.

Ethanol

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:28 pm
by Waddy
Theres been talk of, what I believe is going to be a bean processing plant, being built in Delta. Anyone know if the I&O is getting this business? Someone told me that a railroad is laying track, but didn't know which one.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:38 am
by 1TrackMind
Anyone know how the Delta Local crew works? When do they run to Flat Rock? Do they work anything south of Delta still?

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:21 pm
by arty flowers
Still run to Flat Rock two to three times a week. Y@ can tell you the other details