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by John
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 2 24 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 12170

Re: Where Diz 2 24 2013

It looks a little bit like the old Erie ROW in Huntington. I walked with my nephew a couple years ago south of Taylor St. on the remains of the line and found most of the wire poles still in place amongst the trees. We even found an old concrete telephone shanty about 100 yards from the street. That...
by John
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Maumee & Western
Replies: 9
Views: 9114

Re: Maumee & Western

I read over on Railroadfan that the new owner plans to move all of the Defiance power to Woodburn to return it to its owner before they bring their own power in. This would be the first train to roll between Defiance and Cecil in a looong time. Anyone else heard anything about this?

John
by John
Mon May 19, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Re: MAW Trackwork

On the main Fort Wayne Railfan website in the WBCR section, there's two pics of MAW#12 on the page. Maybe they painted over the MAW on the unit with WBCR and it's still down there. Just found the pic of #12 on the MAW curious, are there two of them? The pic above also says Operation Lifesaver...hmmm...
by John
Sun May 18, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Re: MAW Trackwork

Anyone know when they moved #12 back to the MAW from the WBCR? What part of the line was that taken on, Mike? The side east of the CSX diamond? I would think they would have taken #12 to the west end to put old #7 out of its misery.

John
by John
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Re: MAW Trackwork

I do believe that running trains on that line again is their ultimate goal. Otherwise they would not have fixed the crossing at CR 115, aka Emerald Rd, they would have just left it paved over. I remember that derailment, JW, and I believe that it was about a mile or so east of CR 115. My grandparent...
by John
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Re: MAW Trackwork

If I remember correctly, the bridge that was burned was between Cecil and Antwerp, and would have to have been repaired in order for the MAW to continue hauling fuel to Lafarge, since the switch to go to the cement plant is in Cecil itself. Last time I was up there and crawling over the MAW, you cou...
by John
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Re: MAW Trackwork

Are the ballast cars pretty close to the grade crossing at US 127 or have they passed the highway. It's been awhile since I've been up that way, can't recall how far it is from Cecil to 127.

John
by John
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Old Clover Leaf Rail Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Old Clover Leaf Rail Bridge

Hey guys. I was in IN and OH this last weekend and found this old rail bridge just north of Willshire, OH on S.R. 49, which I believe is part of the old Clover Leaf. Thought you might enjoy the pic. I'm back in FL now and glad to be out of the cold. John http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/Shakeri...
by John
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Thanks for the pic's, Dominique. They would have had to have brought that peice of equipment in from Cecil, unless they had a crane drop it on sight, which I suppose is also possible, because the crossing at Defiance is still out. The STB posting says they will have the crossing in by Dec sometime i...
by John
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 68187

Did you happen to get any pics? It'll be awhile before I can get back to Paulding County...

John
by John
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago District ramblings tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 5304

You suppose that John found that one and kept it?
Wasn't me. 8)

John
by John
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: going on vacation
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Not sure how far down the Peninsula you're planning on visiting, but I found a museum just south of Tampa on the gulf coast. http://www.frrm.org/ is their web site. Have a good vacation!

John
by John
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: going on vacation
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

CSX is king down here in FL. FEC is second, and I believe NS has trackage rights down to Miami on the FEC. There are several short lines every here and there, but not much else to speak of. SCL seemed to have a monopoly on FL. There's talk of building a high speed rail line between major cities, but...
by John
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: norfolk southern
Replies: 19
Views: 16489

Did you try http://www.discounttrainsonline.com they have a couple of pages of NS loco's.

John
by John
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: norfolk southern
Replies: 19
Views: 16489

The land in Sunny FL is still flat...just more swampy. :lol:

John