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by Notch 8
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM H-12-44
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: FM H-12-44

N&W 2149 H12-44 Brewster, OH on 07-05-1973 / ex-Nickel Plate 149 photo by Ed Painter
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by Notch 8
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

As for the GM situation, some of the comments from NS employees would seem to indicate that the problem may be deeper than JUST the rack supply issue and that things have gotten decidedly worse since PSR was instituted. There were other things brought into the conversation.. Back charges.. I believ...
by Notch 8
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 0
Views: 31

BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

A startup metal casting company has scaled back plans as it moves into an unused Bristol plant, but still intends to hire close to 300 workers. The Bristol Indiana Corp., doing business as Brinco, bought the former Chassix facility at 51650 C.R. 133 Bristol Indiana and at mp 13 on the Grand Elk Rail...
by Notch 8
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

As for losing SDI traffic while not impossible I'll say that it's not probable. the difference between the 2 customers is completely different, SDI requested/required having multiple railroads at Columbia City and Butler Indiana. GM's problem was a lack of empty autoracks so they could load, What is...
by Notch 8
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Had an interesting meeting today and the person turned out to be a former manager with Jack Cooper Transport- the very company that handles the transportation and or storage of all the trucks that roll off the Roanoke Assembly Line, The issue between GM and NS has been going on for years ! Way befor...
by Notch 8
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

I never knew that 765 ever resided there..
by Notch 8
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

There is some major earthmoving going on on the site of the former IH TSPC on Moeller Rd between Meyer and Adams Center Roads rumored to be for this purpose. If so, it appears there will be a major parade of pickups down I-469 and Adams Center Rd. to get them here. Moeller RD.jpg A win for the G&W ...
by Notch 8
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Is there any truth that the GM Truck Assembly Plant is dumping NS in favor of using CF&E for distribution of the assembled trucks produced at the Roanoke Assembly Plant Trucks will be loaded at Piqua Yard and forwarded to Chicago for interchange ? Tracks to be added at Piqua ? Well if there is truth...
by Notch 8
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SW9
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: SW9

Nice Shot !
by Notch 8
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: GONE

Fort Wayne ?
by Notch 8
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit

rrnut282 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:27 am
No DPU?
Solo and running about 40 mph... she sure sounded good under load
by Notch 8
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 781

NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit

NS 1068 running solo with a loaded coke train at Waterloo Indiana struggling to maintain track speed
by Notch 8
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

As Bob mentioned I believed you did see some sort of glitch, nobody has been banned or blocked or shunning and the platform hasn't been updated for the last year so nothing should have really changed. Yes I function as as Administrator but there isn't much to Administrate :D The Grand Cahauna says t...
by Notch 8
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Campbell's
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Campbell's

The re-structuring should be benefitting the Napoleon Plant, They also recently opened a $40,000,000 Facility near Willard OH to produce Goldfish ! Soup sales are soaring.. when things are good soup sales go flat.. when things get tough soup sales soar !
by Notch 8
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...
Replies: 8
Views: 1942

Re: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...

That's a good question. NS is using 136# rail from SDI to replace both rails on the New Castle District from Muncie to the Fort. It takes a lot of work to swap out the extrusion plate and all the shaping rollers in a mill like SDI. They prefer, obviously, to produce huge batches of one size. To sta...