Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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OK, since I will be in the area (Blissfield for the "Ohio Rail Experience" excursion), I decided to check Indiana Northeastern®!!!! :mrgreen: My friend "Mazon" and I are taking a two night trip to this area! Now, is IN expected to work out of Hillsdale this weekend? :?: Are there going to be trains working out of that city Sunday or Memorial Day?
I know there may be engines sitting in the yard! How about "Grain Trains" or anything to Coldwater? :?: Any info is greatly appreciated!!!! :wink:
Here's a picture (with permission) taken by me (RLJ II with Canon® 35mm S.L.R.) of a work train south of Angola, IN, 10-22-2012: Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5552262
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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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Robertrains wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 4:56 am
(also posted in 'Indiana Talk')
OK, since I will be in the area (Blissfield for the "Ohio Rail Experience" excursion), I decided to check Indiana Northeastern®!!!! :mrgreen: My friend "Mazon" and I are taking a two night trip to this area! Now, is IN expected to work out of Hillsdale this weekend? :?: Are there going to be trains working out of that city Sunday or Memorial Day?
I know there may be engines sitting in the yard! How about "Grain Trains" or anything to Coldwater? :?: Any info is greatly appreciated!!!! :wink:
Here's a picture (with permission) taken by me (RLJ II with Canon® 35mm S.L.R.) of a work train south of Angola, IN, 10-22-2012: Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5552262
Robert I would find the Indiana Northeastern FB page and ask on there. They are very railfan friendly and an employee will generally say if there is a train and when it’s on. You can also call the office and someone there will tell you. Again, be kind and they are very kind in return. Unlike ADBF...watch your toes and don’t step on his ballast this weekend lol.

With the holiday I bet they don’t work Sunday and Monday unless there’s a grain train but just a guess.

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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 7:34 am
Robert I would find the Indiana Northeastern FB page and ask on there. They are very railfan friendly and an employee will generally say if there is a train and when it’s on. You can also call the office and someone there will tell you. Again, be kind and they are very kind in return. Unlike ADBF...watch your toes and don’t step on his ballast this weekend lol.

With the holiday I bet they don’t work Sunday and Monday unless there’s a grain train but just a guess.
OK, I called Indiana Northeastern® and found out they are not running this weekend! Also, only GP7 #2216 is at Hillsdale! It would not be worth it to go! Another time!!!!
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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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I believe 2216 is a GP30M and stored out of service as a parts source
Robertrains wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Also, only GP7 #2216 is at Hillsdale!
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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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AARR wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:05 pm
I believe 2216 is a GP30M and stored out of service as a parts source
Robertrains wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Also, only GP7 #2216 is at Hillsdale!
#2216 is a GP7u and is in active service!

#1770 (GP9) and #4216 (GP30M) are the only two OOS locomotives at present. Both are stored at Hudson.
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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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Thank you for the information
NS3322 wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:25 pm
AARR wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:05 pm
I believe 2216 is a GP30M and stored out of service as a parts source
Robertrains wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Also, only GP7 #2216 is at Hillsdale!
#2216 is a GP7u and is in active service!

#1770 (GP9) and #4126 (GP30M) are the only two OOS locomotives at present. Both are stored at Hudson.
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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Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

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4216 is the GP30M. It is someone’s namesake, not telling who. A former C&O - CSXT unit, the last active 30M on the CSXT roster, retired around 1997. It’s 100% a parts source now and honestly there’s not much left beyond the frame. 2216 is a Topeka cab ex ATSF GP7u as noted. INER has an incredible roster.

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