Where Diz 10-24-09

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Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:28 am

I took the picture and forgot what town I was in......mmmmmm I would have liked to had caught a train on these tracks
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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by hibbard » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:44 am

Would that be Portland, Indiana on the LE&W? Looks like a Nickel Plate signal in the back ground.

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Chaser » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:35 am

I Know I know I know Redkey Indiana

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Notch 8 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:35 am

Chaser wrote:I Know I know I know Redkey Indiana

I won't argue, Redkey it is. is this still active trackage and still in place ? if so who operates it now ?

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Wayne Gest » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:14 am

Redkey looking east, still operated by Norfolk Southern. They still go to Portland and still own the trackage to the stateline, although it's all being used for storage east of Portland.

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by CIOR » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:44 am

Signals are all gone though.

That was a fun piece of railroad, I cut my teeth running on that section.
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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by rrnut282 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:38 am

I agree, Redkey.
Edit: I forgot to add, the Marathon station is on SR1, if that helps you to place the location.

Whem i was building the new connection, I was told RJCornman operated East of Portland. Is that no longer the case?
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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Notch 8 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:07 pm

Hale IN is the dividing point and RJ still goes to Celina and Coldwater, last time I was that way it was stuffed full of well cars.....

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Big Ed » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:10 pm

About 26,000 feet of em

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by chowetrains » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:39 pm

west of Coldwater is where the Corman's car storage line begins.
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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Notch 8 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:52 pm

RJ stuck a bunch of coal cars in storage on this line, the MAW plugged their line east of Defiance to west of the diamond near West Liberty. probably wise on their part, stationary trains have less of a tendancy to derail than one say doing 5 mph... hehehehe only person making money on the MAW is Hulcher. Sad to see the line down through Coldwater and Redkey just sitting. this looked to be a very well built line, still looks good for 25 mph, is this the line that runs parallel to I 75 at any point ? gee would have made a good home for 765 !
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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by wayne b » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:57 pm

Notch8
For the last question.
This track comes out of Muncie to Albany where it parallels Ind-67 up to Portland. From Portland to Fort Recovery its parallel about 3/4 mile south of Ind-26. From Fort Recovery it goes cross country to Celina, Coldwater and up to Lima. In Lima there is a track that goes east and parallels I-75 and a track that continues north from Lima to Ottawa. This branch looks like it got a rebuild between 2005 and 2006 but was there several year before that. The branch comes off just north of the PRR out of Fort Wayne and well south of the Lima yards. Info from Google Earth which also shows the remains of a round house on the opposite side of the track near the branch near the PRR connecting track.

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by JW » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:37 pm

Mike the name of the town is Liberty Center.

The line thru Lima is one continuous line,the old LE&W(NS). The other set of tracks beside it is CSX (B&O).

There was a B&O roundhouse in the near Northside of Lima and a LE&W/NKP roundhouse south of the Erie.

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by Wayne Gest » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Could someone please tell us, where was this derailment?

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Re: Where Diz 10-24-09

Post by h2466 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:41 pm

My guess would be some where up on the NYC west of I69. Ken. 8)

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