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Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:31 am

I decided to start a topic about the Peoria area. With that being said heres what I saw there last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMx3yEY ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby AARR » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks for posting. I like the Peoria short line area railroads and that you show the whole train 8)
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby Tsidephotos476 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 am

Peoria also has Iowa Interstate's Peoria sub. It appears to not really be to busy, it runs pass one of the cross country courses that I ran at in High school. Out of the 5 times I've been here, I saw two freights, one at 7:00 lead by two Union Pacific Dash-9s "Ironically this was the first train I saw, so I thought it was a Union Pacific branch line." The next train was a freight around mid-night lead by Iowa interstate locomotives. The final train was an Iowa Interstate excursion train that must've been going to the depot. The line is pretty nice, it runs along the Illinois River, nice river houses, fields and small towns.
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm

AARR wrote:Thanks for posting. I like the Peoria short line area railroads and that you show the whole train 8)


Wow forgot I posted this. Anyway No problem. Ive always been fascinated by freights/locals and always neat to see what they got. Heres one from last month.

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Re: Peoria

Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:33 am

Video I put together of BNSF's M GALPEI and M PEIGAL's (Galesburg-Peoria local)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPVJK6UJYSY/youtube]
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby AARR » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks again. I like watching your videos :) .
TPW4055_BNSF2184 wrote:Video I put together of BNSF's M GALPEI and M PEIGAL's (Galesburg-Peoria local)

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Re: Peoria

Unread postby penn central » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:50 pm

There is a story on Facebook in the Peoria area railfans group that the TP&W has petitioned to the STB to acquire the Winamac Southern Railroad at Logansport if they get them they will automatically connect with another G&W property called the Central Railroad of Indianapolis at Kokomo Ind, If this results in more traffic between Logansport and
East Peoria that would be nice.
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:43 pm

penn central wrote:There is a story on Facebook in the Peoria area railfans group that the TP&W has petitioned to the STB to acquire the Winamac Southern Railroad at Logansport if they get them they will automatically connect with another G&W property called the Central Railroad of Indianapolis at Kokomo Ind, If this results in more traffic between Logansport and
East Peoria that would be nice.


In other words, it would be just like RailAmerica's system was before RA pissed off Kokomo Grain (owner of the Winamac Southern). The way the story goes, G&W management is almost the complete opposite of the RA management toward the end of RA. The main impact of the acquisition would be that TP&W would be able to run all the way to Kokomo, instead of terminating in Logansport as is currently the case- the WS has trackage rights between their lines, but TP&W runs all the way to their yard on the east side of Logan.

From Kokomo the only connection to be made is the CERA line east to Marion, IIRC, where they also connect to NS. Unfortunately, even before the WS ended their past relationship with TP&W, most of the bridge traffic that TP&W carried in the past was already gone. It's not likely that acquiring WS will do anything other than end WS' independence as a bridge line between the two G&W companies.
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Re: Peoria

Unread postby penn central » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:20 pm

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:
penn central wrote:There is a story on Facebook in the Peoria area railfans group that the TP&W has petitioned to the STB to acquire the Winamac Southern Railroad at Logansport if they get them they will automatically connect with another G&W property called the Central Railroad of Indianapolis at Kokomo Ind, If this results in more traffic between Logansport and
East Peoria that would be nice.


In other words, it would be just like RailAmerica's system was before RA pissed off Kokomo Grain (owner of the Winamac Southern). The way the story goes, G&W management is almost the complete opposite of the RA management toward the end of RA. The main impact of the acquisition would be that TP&W would be able to run all the way to Kokomo, instead of terminating in Logansport as is currently the case- the WS has trackage rights between their lines, but TP&W runs all the way to their yard on the east side of Logan.

From Kokomo the only connection to be made is the CERA line east to Marion, IIRC, where they also connect to NS. Unfortunately, even before the WS ended their past relationship with TP&W, most of the bridge traffic that TP&W carried in the past was already gone. It's not likely that acquiring WS will do anything other than end WS' independence as a bridge line between the two G&W companies.

Thank you GreatLakesRailfan. For the info.
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