Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon trackage

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Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon trackage

Unread postby jrgerber » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 pm

Apparently only one current customer. CSX put in about 9,000 ties within the past four years, but why is the line embargoed? What is the track like (90 pound?)?

https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7 ... 244902.pdf
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:42 pm

Anyone know who the one customer is? And it doesn't appear they have shipped much recently.
jrgerber wrote:Apparently only one current customer. CSX put in about 9,000 ties within the past four years, but why is the line embargoed? What is the track like (90 pound?)?

https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7 ... 244902.pdf
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby jrgerber » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 pm

I think its Monticello Feed Supply or something like that.
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks jrg. Monticello Farm Service has a moderately sized fertilizer terminal and next door, Adkev, has a spur. MFS spur looks active but can't tell is Adkev is although their spur looks maintained.

There are no other spurs but the pass by a very large aggregate pit and semi-trailer plant in Monon.

Also, they have no passing sidings on their segment. They'll have to run around their cars in CSX's Monon Yard.
jrgerber wrote:I think its Monticello Feed Supply or something like that.
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 am

The only customer on that line is the fertilizer plant on the north side of Monticello. From what I've read elsewhere, CSX has been trying to abandon the line for years, but MFS has been receiving enough cars to keep getting service.

Here's the thread on the Indiana Railroads' forum about the line: http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=14254.0
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby jrgerber » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:12 pm

Power is rumored to be two former Alabama RR GP20s
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Re: Elkhart and Western files to acquire former Monon tracka

Unread postby jrgerber » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:10 am

Has service started on this line?
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