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by bnsf8000
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2018 Van Wert Model Railroad Show and Swap...7/28-7/29 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 2795

2018 Van Wert Model Railroad Show and Swap...7/28-7/29 2018

This will be our 15th annual Van Wert Model railroad Show and Swap. This is our biggest show yet with around 220 vendor tables. 6 modular railroad layouts and the ever popular timesaver switching layouts including an On30 display switching layout. Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Good...
by bnsf8000
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2015 Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap
Replies: 0
Views: 2188

2015 Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap

This July 11/12, 2015 will be the 12th annual Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap. It is at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds US 127/1055 S. Washington St. in Van Wert in the Commercial Building and also new this year we are expanding to the Junior Fair Building for some of the layouts. Admission is s...
by bnsf8000
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Wert CF&E
Replies: 11
Views: 6116

Re: Van Wert CF&E

Ken, I've heard the same thing you're talking about. I myself have never asked anybody that would know. I do know a county commissioner maybe I should ask this question. Who knows what he'll say. :lol:

PW
by bnsf8000
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Wert CF&E
Replies: 11
Views: 6116

Re: Van Wert CF&E

The Van Wert County Port Authority owns most if not all of the old CN track. The RR may own some. Always seems to be some question on who owns what. The LIVW is the Lima/Van Wert turn the CF&E runs. Just like the LIFW is the Lima/Fort Wayne turn CF&E runs.

PW
by bnsf8000
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Wert CF&E
Replies: 11
Views: 6116

Re: Van Wert CF&E

Craig, yes the supersite is just northeast of Van Wert. It's just farmland right now of course. The new supersite trackage crosses US 127 goes all way behind Walmart and ends for now at Marsh road. Has yellow track bumper right up to Marsh road on the west side. I'm not sure of the milepost marker. ...
by bnsf8000
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Wert CF&E
Replies: 11
Views: 6116

Re: Van Wert CF&E

Craig, the Pennsy signals still work. I believe when a train will be coming you will see the mainline signals lit. I think also the dwarfs still work at least they did when they replaced the diamond. There is a transload just north of the Scott Equity elevator. It's north of Bonnewitz Ave. They can ...
by bnsf8000
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Crews qualifying on the CF&E ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4156

Re: NS Crews qualifying on the CF&E ?

Around Van Wert we have saw 2 unit lite consists on more than one occasion. They're gearing up for early next year when NS will really start rolling on the CF&E from around Tolleston to Crestline. :D It's finally coming to the Pennsy! Saw an NS WB through Van Wert around 6:20PM this evening. Leading...
by bnsf8000
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS run through trains on the CF&E...
Replies: 12
Views: 7789

Re: NS run through trains on the CF&E...

Another railfan from Van Wert said another NS run through was past VW just after 11PM Friday night. Symbol was 19A.

Yet another 19A was through Van Wert around 2AM this morning with 3 NS widecabs and a BNSF warbonnet.

PW
by bnsf8000
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS run through trains on the CF&E...
Replies: 12
Views: 7789

NS run through trains on the CF&E...

Happy Thanksgiving! WB NS run through Van Wert at 9:55am. Leading were NS OLS 9254/BNSF 5814/BNSF 4946 with around 121 cars. Train had 38 gons upfront. Rest of train had gons, boxes, centerbeams, tanks, plastics, empty coil car and grain cars. Nice mixed freight. Plus, a friend said a CSX grain trai...
by bnsf8000
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Verified... First NS train through Van Wert on CF&E
Replies: 7
Views: 5554

NS run through trains on the CF&E...

Happy Thanksgiving! Another WB NS run through on the CF&E in Van Wert at 9:55am Leading were NS OLS 9254/BNSF 5814/BNSF 4946 hauling around 121 cars. Train had 38 gons upfront. Rest of train had gons, boxes, empty coil car centerbeams, bulkhead tanks and plastics hoppers. Plus, a friend said at 4:20...
by bnsf8000
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Verified... First NS train through Van Wert on CF&E
Replies: 7
Views: 5554

Re: Verified... First NS train through Van Wert on CF&E

Another NS run through on the CF&E was through Van Wert around 11AM this morning. Local railfan said it may have been another 19A or something like that. He didn't get symbol.

PW
by bnsf8000
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: 2nd NS runthrough on CF&E...
Replies: 0
Views: 2151

2nd NS runthrough on CF&E...

The 2nd NS run through on CF&E is 67W and is WB. Might be empty oil/ethanol train. Was in Lima earlier this evening. Leading were NS 9701/CP 9775/CSX 3122. Most tank cars were DPRX? among some others. alitttlevanwerty has a video on railroadfan of in the CF&E stuff.

PW
by bnsf8000
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Verified... First NS train through Van Wert on CF&E
Replies: 7
Views: 5554

Verified... First NS train through Van Wert on CF&E

The first run through NS train on the CF&E was through Van Wert WB at 3:30pm. Leading were NS 1050/9064/9855 with a long mixed freight. Had heard symbol maybe W1E. Is this symbol correct? Can some of you verify/correct this symbol?

PW
by bnsf8000
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: First NS train maybe on CF&E right now...
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

First NS train maybe on CF&E right now...

The first NS run through train maybe on the CF&E right now. NS train was WB through Bucyrus, OH I believe this morning. NS W1E was the train with NS 1050 leading. Is W1E an NS train? Hope some of you NS employees/fans will know for sure. Let us know if this is true. This came from another board not ...
by bnsf8000
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Inpection train
Replies: 4
Views: 3724

Re: Inpection train

Notch, not sure how G&W is compensated. Plus, CSX still owns it or do they get compensated? Hearing bulk trains on CF&E. CF&E still gets plenty of loads from the Scott Equity in Van Wert. Also, they service CSP on the southside of Van Wert. Get loads in from Northeast US. Dwarf signals are still ope...