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by rrnut282
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Windmills on CF&&E

If NS were to re-install the siding at Redkey, they would have a very short highway haul for the new windmills there. Next closest would be CSX at Farmland or Winchester. If they had a rail unloading location for the original set of windmills, they might be able to re-use it for this phase.
by rrnut282
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Windmills on CF&&E

Nice.

Do you know destination? I see there is brand-new lay-down yard South of Redkey for more windmills.
by rrnut282
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

In theory, yes. In practice, meh. Because it can come East at Claypool or Alexandria, depending upon crew availability and traffic, it would be a large window as to the time it rolls through. Just looking at some of my notes from the last two months, it has rolled through Bluffton at 0630, 0800, 083...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

RE: 143 AFAIK, it starts in Elkhart, so if it comes through the fort, it comes South on the Marion District at Goshen. At Claypool, it turns East on the former NKP Chicago District past Hadley Road. It jumps on the connector at HILL to get to the ex PRR. It used to change crews at Thomas Rd or down ...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Anyone else notice truckloads of truck frames heading North on I-69? I wonder if the GM plant is starting to send some via truck since 288 seems to be very erratic lately. (they could be going elsewhere, the inconsistent schedule remains as a deterrent to using rail for a Just In Time manufacturing ...
by rrnut282
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

Did the Fort Wayne Union RR serve West side industries also?
by rrnut282
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RJ Corman 1731
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: RJ Corman 1731

cute
by rrnut282
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

The reason the scanner has been quiet, is they switched channels. They appear to be using 93 (161.355) North of Muncie and the same 22 (160.44) South.
by rrnut282
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

And just like that, the coal train is gone. I haven't seen it in a week now.

Did NS change their policy on calling signals? Radio has been eerily quiet since the beginning of July. Even the local isn't very talkative while switching the ethanol plant.
by rrnut282
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Ha! you know what they say when you assume. :wink: It's interesting as historically, very little coal has moved on the NCD. I don't know if this is a new train (i.e. won this round of delivery contracts), a temporary re-route from flooding elsewhere, or an experiment to see if DPU can overcome their...
by rrnut282
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 70739

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

More DPU on the NCD: This past week, I've seen several versions of train 702 running South out of the fort. (I assume it is coming in from Chicago) It is a LOADED coal train with up to 137 cars. So far, only BNSF power on this train and 2x2 with the DPUs on the tail. One day, they stopped the train ...
by rrnut282
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379

:evil: Missed it by 3 hours. :roll:
by rrnut282
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 21577

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

In all my years of railfanning, I have only been able to witness a SD80MAC in Allen County on two occasions, and the first time BOTH of my camera batteries were dead! This is the second time, taken in March, and though the conditions and location didn't make for very good photos, I'm still thrilled...
by rrnut282
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379

What day was this? I was out along portions of the waterlevel route Thursday.
by rrnut282
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winters Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Winters Rd

There is little mass in the antenna compared to the signal mast and heads. A plane would suffer minor damage after contacting an antenna. Many years ago, it was a taller, but still not full-sized signal mast.