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by Greg46m
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: Alaska RR
Replies: 2
Views: 7252

Re: Alaska RR

I caught it awhile back too and told the DVR to record all the episodes. It's a pretty cool show and shows a lot of different angles of life up there.
by Greg46m
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bryan CN question
Replies: 2
Views: 4704

Re: Bryan CN question

I'm not sure how much carbon Titan still receives by rail. Unless their production is down quite a bit right now, they haven't appeared to have had any rail activity in or out of there for several weeks at least. At the north end of the line at the wye, there is still a large pile of snow over the t...
by Greg46m
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Former PRR Line
Replies: 3
Views: 7123

Re: Former PRR Line

The line that the CF&E uses is the former PRR Ft Wayne Line. But I noticed that picture as well and found it strange that it was so covered in weeds. I wonder if the photo taken was perhaps west near Chicago. I can't remember the location, but somewhere out there the PRR trackage ends and the CF&E j...
by Greg46m
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Out and about Blizzard 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4992

Re: Out and about Blizzard 2014

Amtrak is getting off to a pretty bad year right now. On Saturday 49 didn't pass Bryan until a little after 5PM, normally a 7AM stop. Because they arrived in Chicago so late and had to turn the train around for that nights 48, the next days 48 didn't make it to Bryan until 11:30 the next morning (no...
by Greg46m
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signal Question
Replies: 3
Views: 6714

Re: Signal Question

That is usually a Diverging Approach of Approach Diverging, I can't remember exactly, but it means the train will be switching tracks. When it is a blinking green, the train is able to make the cross-over at the maximum authorized speed with a clear block ahead, but in the case of a blinking yellow,...
by Greg46m
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passing of Hobo150
Replies: 1
Views: 4144

Re: Passing of Hobo150

I was just going through my emails this morning when I came across the daily digest from the day you posted this. Very sad indeed, Chuck was a good friend as well. He came up to Bryan several times to visit after we moved back from Ft Wayne. I was just cleaning out my shed the other night and though...
by Greg46m
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Van Wert Supersite
Replies: 66
Views: 83189

Re: Van Wert Supersite

I drove over the US 127 crossing last week when I was working in town. I couldn't believe how much ballast is piled up on top of the tracks to the east of the crossing. I am not very familiar with the area, is there any kind of map showing the entire route of the new track for the project?
by Greg46m
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 1
Views: 4304

Re: Triple Crown

Jim, While I have never heard of a projected date on this, I have heard from a reliable source the same thing, it is coming. Although it seems to me that this would take away any advantages that the roadrailer format has such as being able to serve different markets than traditional TOFC markets, su...
by Greg46m
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NYC Mystery Photo
Replies: 5
Views: 6525

Re: NYC Mystery Photo

Craig, The current alignment of US 6 between Ridgeville Corners and Williams Co Rd 6 was built in the more modern era than this photo. The original US 6 alignment used to be the current SR 34 that ran right through Bryan, west out of town on CR D, crossed the NYC near the SR 576 bridge today, and co...
by Greg46m
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Members need to be approved
Replies: 0
Views: 18169

New Members need to be approved

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by Greg46m
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Maumee & Western 11 8 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4251

Re: Maumee & Western 11 8 2012

Wow, I have never really gone down and looked at the track that close before (probably too scared to get that close, a standing car might fall on top of me :), but I'd say the reason for the neglect is similar to when I worked at the hotel in Ft Wayne. The building slowly fell into disrepair because...
by Greg46m
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are there any railfan groups or clubs in the area?
Replies: 15
Views: 14248

Re: Are there any railfan groups or clubs in the area?

The Perch refers to the parking lot at the Erie Haven cement plant on Hartzell Rd in New Haven, at the east end of East Wayne Yard. It offers a good view of trains crossing the diamonds at NE as well as a view of trains entering/exiting East Wayne yard. There is a gravel lot between the road and the...
by Greg46m
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are there any railfan groups or clubs in the area?
Replies: 15
Views: 14248

Re: Are there any railfan groups or clubs in the area?

Probably the closest thing to a club around that I know of is sitting at the Perch in New Haven. I met quite a few of you guys there when I lived in town and always see a car or two there when i'm passing through on occasion. Back in '07-'09 several of us from this site had some informal breakfast m...
by Greg46m
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Maumee & Western
Replies: 9
Views: 12174

Re: Maumee & Western

I was listening to a morning radio show a few weeks ago during a discussion with the Defiance Co Economic Development Director and he made mention that there was a company in discussion to purchase the MAW from it's current owner. He didn't have any more specifics, but for him to mention it on the r...
by Greg46m
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: RSS Feed?
Replies: 3
Views: 13372

Re: RSS Feed?

Steven

Great idea, I'll definitely check into it. I don't use RSS feeds myself so I guess I never really thought of the idea of seeing if there's a plug-in to do that, but I bet you're right, there probably is.