NW caboose in Bluffton today

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NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by dbrackin7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:26 pm

A Norfolk Southern work train is parked for the night on Wabash Centrals trackage tonight with a Norfolk and Western caboose, The work train seems to be loaded with ties, due for unloading there is a cat excavator riding along the railcar also. My question is does Norfolk Southern need permission to park its train also does Wabash central make any money off it?
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Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by rrnut282 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:54 am

It's been there since at least Wednesday. It is part of work train 91K. It has been working South of Bluffton this week.

NS still owns the yard. Wabash Central is leasing the line, so I am guessing there is a clause in the lease agreement stating NS can use it whenever they have a need. I
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Post by CIOR » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:26 pm

I forget how it works there, but I know there is a track NS uses. I just remember we could leave stuff in there. There is a main and then the interchange and something about so many feet from the last crossing.
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Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by jett37 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:33 am

91 K Muncie 3-5-13--CP229 40gons of new ties, 1 gon w/loader, 1 caboose. jett37
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Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by rrnut282 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:03 pm

NS3566 is sitting back in Bluffton again. I assume the caboose is too, as I watched them unloading ties thru Ponto Friday.
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Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by dbrackin7 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:40 pm

As of tonight 2/3 of the train is in the wabash central yard. The other 1/3 is near the stone quarry.
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Post by dbrackin7 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:56 pm

Also visiting Bluffton today is a crane and a scale car. The yard is slowly filling up with random equipment.
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Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:34 pm

dbrackin7 wrote:Also visiting Bluffton today is a crane and a scale car. The yard is slowly filling up with random equipment.
The engine was borrowed by NS 369 early
this morning.

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