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by bnsf8000
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Anniversery Heritage Units
Replies: 89
Views: 36379

Re: NS Anniversery Heritage Units

I thought I'd wait and see the Lackawanna unit and see if I could do without an EL unit. I think they should've done the Erie Lackawanna unit. With Erie Lackawanna in the band I do believe it woulda really set that color scheme off. I also really like the Penn Central unit. Also, the Wabash, Central...
by bnsf8000
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where DiZ ? Fathers Day 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 5343

Re: Where DiZ ? Fathers Day 2012

I would say in Iowa. I know that BNSF hauls ethanol trains from there. Could even be there power on another rail line in Iowa. My very well be on there own line in Iowa.

PW
by bnsf8000
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June 16th Muncie
Replies: 6
Views: 3342

Re: June 16th Muncie

Keep healing jett37. I'm sure it'll take awhile. Glad your back and feeling up to some more railfanning. Continued good health on your recovery.

PW
by bnsf8000
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Van Wert 2012 Railroad Heritage Weekend...
Replies: 8
Views: 5804

Re: Van Wert 2012 Railroad Heritage Weekend...

Looks like it will be our biggest show yet. It will be in the Commercial Building on the Van Wert County fairgrounds-the largest building there. Gary there is a 10% discount at the Best Western Inn. There is also a Lodgekeeper Inn. Also, at 234 W. Main there is a cheaper hotel it is older. PW
by bnsf8000
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Van Wert 2012 Railroad Heritage Weekend...
Replies: 8
Views: 5804

Van Wert 2012 Railroad Heritage Weekend...

The Van Wert 2012 Railroad Heritage Weekend Model Railroad Show & Swap is coming up on July 14-15. There will be 5 or 6 operating layouts: N scale, HO scale and Lionel. Ranging in size from 4x12' to up to 30x30' and 10x60[around that size]. There will be many vendors again and there will be food & d...
by bnsf8000
Fri May 18, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Rail America FOR SALE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: Rail America FOR SALE ?

Hey JW, we're dreamin' and dreamin' BIG! :D Joint Line with CSX included . LOL 8) Dream Baby Dream!

PW
by bnsf8000
Fri May 18, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Rail America FOR SALE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: Rail America FOR SALE ?

I saw that too Notch 8. It would be interesting to see, if only dreaming. 8) How about a joint line with the western roads and CSX/NS on the CF&E. Dream bigger. :D I actually did hear once that BNSF may have looked at the CF&E. :roll:

PW
by bnsf8000
Wed May 09, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FWLI with CSX power
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: FWLI with CSX power

Every once in awhile CF&E uses CSX power on the FWLI/LIFW. I'm guessing that maybe their on power is being used or out of service. Also, if they take grain cars along the CF&E the power may be used until the grain train is loaded and the CF&E has a crew. Remember, these are CF&E crews running these ...
by bnsf8000
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: INER and surrounding area April 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Re: INER and surrounding area April 2012

Nice pics Notch 8! The INER is a well run railroad. I like the improvements that they've made along the lines. The CF&E could learn something from them. Need to actually get some railroaders/management to run it right. The CF&E has potential but that lease is terrible. Anyway I like the updates new/...
by bnsf8000
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: HUGE EB CF&E train...FWLI
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

Re: HUGE EB CF&E train...FWLI

They do that quite often on CF&E engines. Water that is.

PW
by bnsf8000
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CFE trains to Decatur Questions.....
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Re: CFE trains to Decatur Questions.....

Bunge used to be Central Soya for alot of years.

PW
by bnsf8000
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: HUGE EB CF&E train...FWLI
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

HUGE EB CF&E train...FWLI

Today through Van Wert at 4:10PM there was a HUGE CFE train. It had 179 cars with CORP 4024/ IORY 4036/4032. It had 67 IANR and 43 GNRR box cars. For storage? Also, in the train were 30 grain cars, 12 loaded steel flats, 11 gons, 14 tank cars, 1 CN box car and 1 IHB coil car. Even the regular freigh...
by bnsf8000
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tie replacement begins in Van Wert on CF&E
Replies: 21
Views: 8473

Re: Tie replacement begins in Van Wert on CF&E

Nice pics. At least they're putting some effort into this time. We'll see how long all goes well down by the elevator. Scott Equity has been getting grain cars in alot more here lately. Thanks for the shots.

PW
by bnsf8000
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tie replacement begins in Van Wert on CF&E
Replies: 21
Views: 8473

Re: Tie replacement begins in Van Wert on CF&E

The track they pulled north of Bonnewitz Ave is probably what they're using where the last derailment occured or previous derailments. Railamerica is good at pulling rail from one spot and using at another. I'd like it to be for construction of the rail spur to the supersite but I highly doubt it. I...
by bnsf8000
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: W&LE units through Van Wert on CF&E WB...
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

Re: W&LE units through Van Wert on CF&E WB...

W&LE units went WB through Van Wert around 10PM on 3/1/12. They are the ex KCS units. Hopefully someone will catch them. This comes from my friend Chuck W.

PW