Twenty Years Ago

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Post by Greg46m » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:29 pm

You know Mark I never thought about that, but you're right. As soon as that grass is mature though you can bet I'll be climbing that one. Chris, are there any AM trains that LEAVE Piqua on the belt that we might catch in good morning light?
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Post by CIOR » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:20 pm

I see Jett found the old Sears lot in New Castle....
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Post by jett37 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:52 pm

CIOR wrote:I see Jett found the old Sears lot in New Castle....
So that's why there is a parking lot at the top of hill. Any idea what the Concrete forms at the bottom of the hill are for? NS employees have been working on them for a couple of weeks now. Here is a partial photo of one by J.S. of New Castle.

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Post by CIOR » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:09 pm

Can't say with 100%, but they did the same thing in Hagerstown several years ago. They poured precastings for a bridge rebuild they did aound MP 84ish. They look the line out of service during Labor day weekend and in 2 days had the entire line reopened. Alot of the old PRR arch bridges are failing with age and more heavy use. So they remove the rail, ties, roadbed and dig out the old bridge, insert the precast bridge in sections and then reinstall rail, ties and ballast. 10mph for the first day and then track speed.

So without saying for sure, I would bet that one of the bridges close to New Castle is going to be replaced here soon, possibly Labor Day, since traffic slows on this line during that period. There is a small stone arch outside of Millville that I think was on the list years ago.

Yes Jett, as a dumb teen that use to be were we all gathered, until the cops put an end to that. New Castle was a drive, but everyone in their teens hung there on Friday and Saturday nights! Including me.
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Post by Chris7092 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:50 pm

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Greg46m wrote:You know Mark I never thought about that, but you're right. As soon as that grass is mature though you can bet I'll be climbing that one. Chris, are there any AM trains that LEAVE Piqua on the belt that we might catch in good morning light?

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21 Years Ago

Post by Big Ed » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:34 pm

Here's a few shots of mine taken in 1986 in Montpelier, Indiana back before the likes of ML even knew what Norfolk Southern was :D
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Post by CIOR » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:48 pm

Ah, not that young, I do remember it. Although granted, I probably wasn't out there..
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Post by Ibflattop » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:30 pm

Love those Mighty Black Engines ya got there!!!!!! Kevin
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Post by dbrackin7 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:30 am

You guys are lucky i was born that year, I will miss the high nose locos when they are gone.
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Post by dbrackin7 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:32 am

I wish I could have seen the transition and the slow change from nw and southern's fleet to one company.
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Post by Mark » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:25 pm

Chris7092 wrote:252

Greg46m wrote:You know Mark I never thought about that, but you're right. As soon as that grass is mature though you can bet I'll be climbing that one. Chris, are there any AM trains that LEAVE Piqua on the belt that we might catch in good morning light?
Tonight , Thursday 7-5, 253 went thru NE at 8:30 P.M.
252 at 9:37 P.M.

What gives, Chris ?

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Post by Chris7092 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:42 pm

My guess it was....late

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Festival trips

Post by D.L. » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:26 pm

Does anyone out there have any steam excursion trips of 765 going to Muncie and back during the 3 rivers festival :?:

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Post by jett37 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:08 pm

D.L. wrote:Does anyone out there have any steam excursion trips of 765 going to Muncie and back during the 3 rivers festival :?:
What year would this have been?

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Post by Big Ed » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:25 pm

I rode on one of those excursions behind 765 around 1982-83 I believe it was. It may or may not have been part of the Three River's Festival?? We went to Muncie and they dropped us off for 2-3 hours to eat and mill around a bit, then we charged back north to the Fort. I remember tripping off the hotbox detector outside of Hartford City :D

It was the first "taste" of cinders hitting my face as we peered outside the vestibules. One helluva ride! I'm not sure if I could locate any pix though.

A year or two later as I recall, I remember 765 tag teaming with 611 blasting southbound through Montpelier on the NCD. I think that one woke up the dead :D

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