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What railroad?

Post by RDJ » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Coming back from Michigan yesterday via US24 I noticed that a railroad runs along side the highway.

It appeared that there was track work in progress as I saw new bundle of ties and stacks of old ties.
Also some track maintenance equipment was working just past a grade crossing.
It looked like a lot of track with no customers to serve.

I am interested in what railroad this is and what customers it serves.

Please help with information if possible.

Thanks.

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Re: What railroad?

Post by Hotbox » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:06 pm

Where along US 24 were you when this vision was made?

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Re: What railroad?

Post by JW » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:42 pm

It's the ND&W,ex MAW,ex Wabash.

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Re: What railroad?

Post by Notch 8 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:03 pm

JW wrote:It's the ND&W,ex MAW,ex Wabash.

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When IHRC had this line was it MAW or IHRC ?

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Re: What railroad?

Post by Howard » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:42 pm

MAW came into being to operate the line when IHRC went bankrupt in the late 1990s.

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Re: What railroad?

Post by Greg46m » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:29 pm

I'm also guessing that you're talking about the ND&W, The Napoleon, Defiance & Western, owned by Pioneer Railcorp. They bought the line a couple years ago I believe and have been putting some money into pulling the rails out of the swamp and trying to run trains over it.

http://www.pioneer-railcorp.com/ndw.html
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Re: What railroad?

Post by RDJ » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:48 am

Guys...thanks for the info.

Hotbox I was west of Defiance.
At times the track change from one side of US24 to the other.

RD

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