Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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Rail train has arrived in Defiance. 136# SDI stick rail. Ties are staged all over on the line between Defiance and Woodburn. Giant pile next to my house in Antwerp. New Gates installed several places.

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What would the reason be for them to continue using stick rail over CWR? Is it purely a cost decision?

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Chip wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:27 am
What would the reason be for them to continue using stick rail over CWR? Is it purely a cost decision?
CWR is expensive and seems to be harder/more expensive to repair.

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I'd also think that stick rail might be more appropriate for the type of repairs they're trying to do. Lets say for example the rebuild area is a mix of 90 and 110 lb rail. They may chose to focus on the 90, and keep the 110 (for now) and then get the 110 as part of the next round of improvements. Conversely if it was CWR, they're pretty well limited to a "ground up" repair for 1/4 mile segments. Also consider that the stick rail can always be field welded if situations warrant. So, long story short, the stick rail gives them more flexibility and options than 1/4 mile CWR would.

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Scott Taipale just dropped this video a few days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB758Jb-aYc

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I like Scott's videos :D
jrgerber wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:03 am
Scott Taipale just dropped this video a few days ago.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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I was out with the wife today on a day trip, noticed that they had ties laid out along the line just to the west of Defiance, there were also crews out working on a Sunday, never got a chance to get any pics, will try tomorrow if I get the chance

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jrgerber wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:03 am
Scott Taipale just dropped this video a few days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB758Jb-aYc
OK, I am going to watch Scott's video soon! I have not been to this railroad since January 2015! I did not capture the ATSF "Bluebonnet" locos yet!!!! When did they arrive?
I have always wanted to!!!! OK, 3001 is now repainted! :( Is PREX 2026 still "Bluebonnet?" I at least want to get this before it is repainted! Hopefully it is not yet!!!! Now, I actually am looking at coming here in early December! Where can I capture GP20 2026? It would be nice to get it at the worst track still on the line! Where are the worst sections of track? :?: Though, it is good to see progress! It's amazing how bad the track still is!!!!! :shock:
Robert Jackson (Extreme Railfan/Bluewater and Michigan Transit Museum member)

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Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

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More Ohio grant money to fix the portion of the line from Defiance to Napoleon:

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... ine--65242

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