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4mula1

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Where? [Solved: Chicago District between Claypool and Burket]
« on: November 14, 2017, 01:15:45 PM »
I happened across something unusual today. Where was I?

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Re: Where?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 01:42:25 PM »
NS Marion Branch at the LaFontaine DED?

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Re: Where?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 02:05:06 PM »
I agree with Bourbon. I am very familiar with the line (now abandoned) past Dunkirk on to Union City. Used to be double track.

4mula1

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Re: Where?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 05:46:49 AM »
Not LaFontaine

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Re: Where?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 09:05:06 PM »
Trespassing?

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4mula1

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Re: Where?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 06:44:12 AM »
Dangit, Russ, you found an alternate answer that I can accept!

The location pictured above is quite visible from a grade crossing but because of the angle of the sun I did hop off of my bike and walk onto the ROW to get a more favorable lighting position.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »
Up in northern IN on CN somewhere?

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Re: Where?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 12:11:54 AM »
A Dragging Equipment Detector is not at all unusual..... just throwing that out there.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 12:20:40 AM »
Almost reminds me of the NS west of Peru, IN. in a way.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 06:50:48 AM »
A Dragging Equipment Detector is not at all unusual..... just throwing that out there.

Agreed, a DED isn't anything unusual.  But two of them so close together?  It does appear that I caught this picture while a new one is being installed to replace the old at this location.

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Where?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 11:41:16 AM »
That is very close.  I will say NS has a ded at 431 that they use two but they are about 500 or so apart.  By delorenzi st and beiger st.


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Re: Where?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 03:07:41 PM »
It is NS but not Peru.

Rode by again today at lunch and the one in the foreground is the older installation after consulting Google maps.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 08:30:13 AM »
Do you consider the ex PRR a part of NS?  Looks like plenty of room for a 2nd main and a siding or two.
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Re: Where?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 09:59:15 AM »
It's not the ex-PRR.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 11:39:40 PM »
Ex- NKP somewhere around Claypool or Mentone


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Re: Where?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 05:55:59 AM »
Ex- NKP somewhere around Claypool or Mentone


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Big_Amish knows his territory! Should be easy to nail down the location now.

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Re: Where?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 02:07:36 PM »
Here....

4mula1

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Re: Where?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 04:29:59 PM »
And IU_Tower pins it down!

Well done to Big_Amish and IU_Tower for locating this.