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by trainjunkie47
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Southern and Central Indiana Railfanning
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Southern and Central Indiana Railfanning

If there is a good access point to Avon Yard, I never found it. There are places where you can view nearby, but not close to the yard. The Big Four line is intersected by the line from Hamilton, Ohio, on the east side of downtown. The Louisville line runs south, right before the station, on the east...
by trainjunkie47
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Southern and Central Indiana Railfanning
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Southern and Central Indiana Railfanning

Muncie is well worth a stop over. There is a shop on the southeast corner of Walnut Street and the railroad crossing, just south of the center of town, which is very tolerant of railfans, provided you do not block their access going through, and you stay close to Walnut Street. From that location, y...
by trainjunkie47
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Meeting 28 axles with a baggage car!
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Meeting 28 axles with a baggage car!

Can someone explain for me why CN cares if the train is shorter than X number of axles?
by trainjunkie47
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhart and NYC Museum trip 9-16-2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Elkhart and NYC Museum trip 9-16-2021

IBut I'm not super impressed by how they blazed a trail of new concrete sidewalks across the original brick platform, which is as old as the 1900-built station. Even less impressive is the weed-filled zone between the old and new platforms, which apparently local politics is keeping looking like a ...
by trainjunkie47
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Hively Ave Overpass in Elkhart in the Works.
Replies: 3
Views: 3543

Re: Hively Ave Overpass in Elkhart in the Works.

Jochs wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:27 am
Traffic is often delayed on Hively by the reported 100 trains that go through this crossing every day.
I know, you said "reported". I just had to laugh at that figure. Don't we all wish 100 trains a day passed through there?
by trainjunkie47
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Fostoria Park site work
Replies: 6
Views: 5301

Re: Fostoria Park site work

Glad to see something going into Fostoria. The railfans can only bring so many dollars into town, and most of that dries up when the weather gets cold.
by trainjunkie47
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Intermodal delays in Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 6598

Re: Intermodal delays in Chicago

Drop and Hook Chicago Style is a hell of a way to make a living with what they're willing to pay for it. NS 59th Street is in the middle of a war zone, as is Corwith. BNSF Cicero is a bit better, but can be a virtual PITA to get in and out. UP Dolton isn't bad though. And Global I is just a pain to ...
by trainjunkie47
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Butler Indiana diamond NS
Replies: 10
Views: 8267

Re: Butler Indiana diamond NS

I’ve typically parked at the corner of Railroad and Beech Streets. The first crossing north, west and east of the diamonds are fair game. Erie St may or may not be a public road, and the guy who lives right next to the crossing south of the Diamond has been known to shew railfans away while claimin...
by trainjunkie47
Fri May 21, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP to Buy KCS
Replies: 106
Views: 53906

Re: CP to Buy KCS

it still has to be approved by the STB! Will CN really keep it a separate railroad? CN will have to decide which line, theirs, or the KCS line, that they plan on selling off, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. There should be little trouble spinning either line off to another railroad. But I can'...
by trainjunkie47
Sat May 15, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)
Replies: 2
Views: 3183

Re: NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)

Nice shot
by trainjunkie47
Sat May 15, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP to Buy KCS
Replies: 106
Views: 53906

Re: CP to Buy KCS

So when is BNSF going to take over both CP and FXE?
by trainjunkie47
Sat May 08, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS Buckeye Yard
Replies: 4
Views: 7397

Re: NS Buckeye Yard

I do believe one local operates out of there, and there is a container yard that is still active.
by trainjunkie47
Sat May 01, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: grand trunk on tsby in 1992
Replies: 6
Views: 5038

Re: grand trunk on tsby in 1992

Probably have to wait another 29 years to see auto racks and 86 foot hi cubes passing by the Howell Depot.
by trainjunkie47
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Kentucky Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Re: Kentucky Question

Go to Kentucky High Bridge, on the NS Rathole. Also LaGrange, which has CSX street running for five blocks. Also Lambs Ferry Tunnel in Ryland Heights, near Covington and Cincinnati Also Covington Tunnel, on the south end of Covington, near where routes 16 and 17 split. Latonia, just south of Covingt...
by trainjunkie47
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: UP Derailment near Dixon IL
Replies: 4
Views: 4532

Re: UP Derailment near Dixon IL

UP is going to be paying big time labor costs for that one.
by trainjunkie47
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 15761

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Can the entire Upper Peninsula be far behind, on the For Sale list? At least the tracks east of Escanaba, anyhow.
by trainjunkie47
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 35
Views: 15967

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

The trains between San Yard and Durand run 10 mph tops and rock all over the place now. There is still the matter of a reversing move at Selma Yard in Cadillac. The line from Walton Junction to TC got work recently, but it still isn't better than Class 2. These are just a few of the issues right off...
by trainjunkie47
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Tower
Replies: 9
Views: 6987

Re: Deshler Tower

Does the station have an asbestos issue? It could be that CSX has been kicking the can down the road on tearing it down, because they didn't want to pay to deal with asbestos mitigation?
by trainjunkie47
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Millbury, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 5760

Re: Millbury, OH

I know Vickers doesn't even approach 140 a day, not even 100 a day. That said, it's rarely boring. Maybe someone on this board can win the lottery, then buy that chunk of farmland that borders the junction, then turn it into another railfan park?
by trainjunkie47
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Garrett Sub Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 7595

Re: Garrett Sub Q&A

Talk wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Union Mills is the best location in my opinion. Scanners in each direction and the CN South Bend sub
Plus, you might get lucky enough to catch the CKIN.