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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014, 09:59:53 PM »
I believe that they are not talking about gaps in the rail.
The whole ROW has been washed out in several locations.

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Correct, all the track is gone - I was talking about sections where the right of way flat out no longer exists due to the West Fork of the Whitewater River. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2014, 08:46:13 PM »
As well as having wash outs the segment near Yellow Bank/Boundry Hill is very unstable. If you doubt this take a look at U.S. 52 in that area where the highway engineers have been trying, and failing to stabilize the roadbed for 70 years.
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2014, 11:00:58 PM »
According the book, the section of track North of Brookville was removed by PC even though WVRR was paying to lease it.  The WVRR had to physically stand in the way to stop them.
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2015, 12:12:25 AM »
The book the last post was talking about is this one. http://www.amazon.com/Whitewater-Valley-Railroad-Images-Rail/dp/1467111481
What an amazing book!

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2015, 10:06:48 AM »
Here is a little update from the WVRR:

The Laurel Hotel reopened in September 2014 and the Twilight Limited Train to Dinner is rolling again on the 1st & 3rd Fridays May - October.

The new shop building has one working track and crews are working to install the second track. The inspection pit has been installed waiting for the second track.

There are approximately six miles of railroad missing between WVRR end of track and I&O end of track in Brookville. There has been many attempts to build a trail on this segment with very little success. The trail is currently in segments and there are land disputes about various other sections of the route. No plans on installing any track at this point.

The WVRR celebrated 40 years of train service during the 2014 season. The railroad was formed in late 1972 and began regular train operations in 1974.

William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2015, 08:21:50 AM »
Best Scenic Railway Of Indiana 2013



Travel Through Time On Indiana's Most Scenic Railroad. Come to Connersville, Indiana and return to a time when the railroad moved the nation and the short line railroad was a small town’s best friend. The Whitewater Valley Railroad, an authentic, historic train offering recreational train excursions for over 40 years. Trains and special events are held throughout the year in Connersville and Historic Metamora. Group rates and charters are available.

Tickets and information are available online at www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/excursions or by calling us at 765-825-2054.

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Operations, The Whitewater Valley Railroad is an operating railroad museum dedicated to the preservation of a historic branch line railroad, to the restoration of railroad equipment, and to the conduct of educational railroad programs. The WVRR is operated by trained volunteers.
 
Filmed JULY 2013

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2015, 08:23:47 AM »
Whitewater Valley Railroad Best Scenic Railway Of Indiana 2011



Travel through time on Indiana's Most Scenic Railroad. All Aboard vintage equipment and ride along the historic Whitewater Branch of the New York Central. Along the way remnants of the earlier Whitewater Canal can be easily viewed. In Metamora, where you will have two hours to eat, shop, and just enjoy a different time, check out the working Grist Mill, the horse drawn Canal Boat, and the only know Wooden Covered Aqueduct still in operation today.

More information and tickets are available at www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/excursions or by calling us at the station at 765-825-2054.

Celebrating Over 42 Years of Operations, The Whitewater Valley Railroad is an operating railroad museum dedicated to the preservation of a historic branch line railroad, to the restoration of railroad equipment, and to the conduct of educational railroad programs. The WVRR is operated by trained volunteers.

Filmed in October 2011

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William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2015, 08:55:23 PM »
You guys managed to beat French Lick, West Baden, & Southern?! They have a dang tunnel! LOL But that's awesome! I actually feel you guys deserve it (although I haven't actually been down to French Lick) because of all the canal biz.
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2015, 10:01:41 PM »
I bought my tickets for tomorrow morning's fall foliage excursion...It'll be my first time at WWVRR, or in Connersville for that matter.

Any railroad-worthy sights to see along the way there? I'll probably take 52 to Rushville then 44 to Connersville.
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2015, 12:19:37 AM »
"I'll probably take 52 to Rushville then 44 to Connersville."

You will be following the CSX(B&O) Indy Sub into town. Bunge outside Morristown has a 400 car stub yard in the plant with 2 remote switchers. One is a GenSet and the other is an older EMD. Older EMD also at the Downtown Bunge elevator in Morristown. Older EMD also at Bunge Rushville elevator just north of Rushville on the old NKP.

CSX has a Grain Train to pull at Mauzey. Power was in Connersville tonight for the train. Could be called at anytime. It has to run west to Rushville to run the power around the train once it is built in order to take it east to Cincy.

The Connersville Local only made it to Bunge outside Morristown this evening. Power is tied down on the Bunge Wye.
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2015, 06:54:56 PM »
Metamora & Whitewater Valley Railroad Day Trippin'

https://www.youtube.com/embed/owwJHECDVMU?list=FLqRdY8bXt-KHfm2NSe1wLYw

Take a ride on the Whitewater Valley Railroad to the historic canal town of Metamora, IN. Ride on historic canal boats and see what this hidden gem has to offer.

More information and tickets are available at www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/excursions or by calling us at the station at 765-825-2054.

Celebrating Over 42 Years of Operations, The Whitewater Valley Railroad is an operating railroad museum dedicated to the preservation of a historic branch line railroad, to the restoration of railroad equipment, and to the conduct of educational railroad programs. The WVRR is operated by trained volunteers.

Filmed in May 2010
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2015, 09:06:47 PM »
"I'll probably take 52 to Rushville then 44 to Connersville."

You will be following the CSX(B&O) Indy Sub into town. Bunge outside Morristown has a 400 car stub yard in the plant with 2 remote switchers. One is a GenSet and the other is an older EMD. Older EMD also at the Downtown Bunge elevator in Morristown. Older EMD also at Bunge Rushville elevator just north of Rushville on the old NKP.

CSX has a Grain Train to pull at Mauzey. Power was in Connersville tonight for the train. Could be called at anytime. It has to run west to Rushville to run the power around the train once it is built in order to take it east to Cincy.

The Connersville Local only made it to Bunge outside Morristown this evening. Power is tied down on the Bunge Wye.

Great information. Is this the grain train at Mauzey you were talking about? (attached pic)

Had a fun time on the train today. Was a beautiful day to ride the rails. I left my name and contact info with the girl at the gift shop as for volunteer opportunities.

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2015, 07:53:09 AM »
Glad you had a great time and yes that is the grain train I was talking about.
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2015, 05:23:42 PM »
RailfanJ-RO25, there was a turntable on the north end of Laurel, it is shown on the original railroad atlas.
I put the atlas on slides, need to do it on digital.

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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2015, 08:27:57 AM »
Thanks to everyone who made our 2015 Summer Season such a success. For the next two weeks the WVRR takes a break from passenger operations as we prepare for the 2015 Holiday Season. The POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride begins on November 20th and runs through December 20th. The Santa Claus Limited operates for the 42nd year on Saturday November 28th and The Metamora Holiday Specials to Metamora begin on Friday November 27th as well. It is a busy time of the year on the WVRR.
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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2015, 12:58:35 PM »
Have you ever noticed that there is very little said about French Lick and West Baden Railroad?

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Re: Whitewater Valley RR
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2015, 03:12:15 AM »
French Lick should probably market better, especially online, but I am not sure if they have enough volunteers.

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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2015, 09:54:46 AM »
They also don't have much to see down there anymore...essentially all of their rolling stock is now locked behind their gated property and they upset a lot of people when they scrapped a bunch of their cars the last couple years. Their location is a hindrance for them - they draw well locally.

People in Indy are a lot more willing to drive over to Connersville than to French Lick to let their kids ride a "Thomas."

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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2015, 01:06:34 PM »
They also don't have much to see down there anymore...essentially all of their rolling stock is now locked behind their gated property and they upset a lot of people when they scrapped a bunch of their cars the last couple years. Their location is a hindrance for them - they draw well locally.

People in Indy are a lot more willing to drive over to Connersville than to French Lick to let their kids ride a "Thomas."

It is much easier to reach French Lick from the south, so they likely get more people from Evansville and Louisville than from Indianapolis. Also, the train gets a lot of casino traffic.

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« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2016, 07:24:27 PM »
Had a fun trip w the boys to Metamora from Connersville Saturday. Metamora was busy. Also caught the little switcher running to the end of the line

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