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Re: CSX Upgrade to LIRC Up-date
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2013, 10:34:49 PM »
Now that's a good one, I think there are at least two sets of  fiber on that right of way and one hangs on the bridges. The later(Quest)was installed post CR. Might check that out Rog?
I don't think putting the #2(or is that PRR backwards#1) back on the bridge gains much since they already have double track from Osborn to Kentucky St. just south of Union Station.
It seemed to be if the first trains worked out(they did?) then they would really open the valve to directional running then when the ink dries throw down some CWR before they have a big pileup. Sidings and signals would be way into the so called 7 year plan. Turn the valve! Thanks.

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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2014, 08:19:54 PM »
With the CWR going in on the LIRC I'm going to assume that they are spending CSX money.

On Tuesday I ran the line from Scottsburg to the yard north of Columbus.
The rail is laid out from somewhere between MP 64 and 65 to just north of MP60 (Laurel St.) in Seymour.
It looks like they have done Ties and Ballast where the rail is laid out.
There is also rail laid out from the north edge of town to the White river bridge.

Fresh ballast was spread the entire length of the Scottsburg siding and from just north of I65 to 800S in Bartholomew County.

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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2014, 08:35:11 PM »
Pic's 1-8: MP64 to MP60
Pic's 9-10: Just south of the White River bridge.

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2014, 08:43:08 PM »
Pic's 1-2: Scottsburg Siding.
Pic's 3-4: 850S
Pic 5: Corman crew gearing up on Garden Siding just south of Columbus.
Pic's 6-7: Empty rail train at Columbus yard.

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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2014, 10:30:16 PM »
The rail train (empty) came back to Avon this evening.
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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2014, 08:38:28 AM »
Anyone know how much CWR is planned? Just trouble spots or the entire line?

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Re: CSX Upgrade to LIRC Up-date
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2014, 05:11:15 PM »
Great photos! Keep em' coming.....by the way, is it to late in the year to lay the new rail?

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« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2014, 06:15:32 PM »
How much of the line is CURRENTLY CWR?   Unrelated question, during the Conrail days what was the track speed? 25mph? 

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« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2014, 09:14:52 PM »
I'll guess : corrections and help needed.
There's a chunk south of Elvin, install by CR
 Columbus, line relocation
Some north of Seymour, Corman installed.
A few sticks in curves south of Seymour, installed when CSX started to run
From Clagg, through north/east main, Broadway to 11th St.

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« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2014, 10:35:17 PM »
South of Seymour 10 20 14

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« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2014, 05:53:55 AM »
Nice photo of the rail being cut at the crossing. Is it to late in the year to start replacing the rail?

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« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2014, 07:49:33 PM »
What pound is the new rail? Ken 8)

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« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2014, 08:42:26 PM »
I think it's 136. Can't recall CWR being install in the winter but NS was going some at Elkhart-Goshen or are they done? But didn't see the proper equipment to start installation, or plates or anchors or material to rebuild some crossings which they are Many. 

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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2014, 10:51:18 AM »
Heard there might be another loaded rail train in Columbus. Can anyone confirm this? Pics would be nice if possible. Tks!

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« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2015, 09:27:25 PM »
I was able to get over to Seymour on Friday after work.
I started on the North side of town and worked my way South.
They have replaced the rail between all of the road crossings but haven't done any of the crossings.
I found the crew working South of town between 300N and 340N.

Pic's 1 -3: Redington St.
Pic's 4 -7: 9th St.

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« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2015, 09:39:09 PM »
Pic's 8 - 11: 3rd St.
Pic's 12 -15: Brown St.

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« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2015, 09:51:54 PM »
Pic's 16 - 19: O'Brien St.
Pic's 20 - 21: 340 N.
Pic's 22 - 23: 300 N.

When I get the chance, sometime in the next couple of weeks, I'm going to run the whole line to see what I can find.

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« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2015, 08:59:50 PM »
I think it's 136. Can't recall CWR being install in the winter but NS was going some at Elkhart-Goshen or are they done? But didn't see the proper equipment to start installation, or plates or anchors or material to rebuild some crossings which they are Many.
My understanding is that they install CWR with a stress free temperature between 90 - 105 deg.F based on the area's climate.  If you installed CWR in the winter, you would have to heat it up a whole lot more than you would during the summer.
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« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2015, 08:56:13 PM »
Corman rail installers south of Austin. That's a pretty good chunk from there up to south of Waynesville that looks to be done. Turn up the speed to what and when?