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Wadsworth_Constant

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Locomotives in Monon
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:09:15 PM »
New here, but I like this place. Anyway, I spotted these in Monon today. Think they are for the recently sold Monticello line?


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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 07:11:55 PM »
Correct.

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 07:34:17 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the reply!

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 07:42:21 PM »
PREX 3001 ex ATSF GP20. Real quality shitpower there.
If in doubt, Notch it out!

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 07:58:08 PM »
PREX 3001 ex ATSF GP20. Real quality shitpower there.

Doubt they need anything fancy...

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 10:02:12 PM »
Ohh trust me when I say, your lucky to get those to move under their own power. It is a good thing they have two. Those ex ATSF/BNSF GP20s have abysmal uptime ratings.

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 03:41:20 PM »
Well, they are older than I am.. ::)
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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 07:04:05 PM »
Well they moved a little past the entrance into Vanguard. Doesn't look like they've gone any further though.


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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 07:19:00 PM »
Did some snooping today and noticed all the blue signs at the railroad crossings have been updated to E&W. Still nothing sitting at MFS but the flange ways at all crossings had dirt pushed out so something has traveled down the rails.

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 07:25:07 PM »
Few more updates.

This is looking northwest from the crossing leading to the waste water plant. I think they finished this last week.


« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 06:16:44 AM by Wadsworth_Constant »

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2018, 09:31:22 PM »
Thanks for the update.

Google Maps doesn't show any sidings on the line so looks like a new passing siding?

Is it the entire length from the diamond to the crossing you mentioned?

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2018, 06:24:34 AM »
Its an addition that they finished up last week. This is approximately where it runs. You can just barely see the end of it from 421


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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2018, 08:34:59 AM »
August 23, 2018, was their official start up day. Unfortunately for them it was without incident. I had talked to one of the Elkhart & Western Rwy. engineers about some stuff over there recently. I guess they went to start the power up and only one of the GP - 20's wanted to run. The other had some issues and had to be left parked, until its issues were resolved. And apparently the C S X is still trying to call the shots on what the E & W Rwy. does on that line. I was told that the C S X is refusing to let them have cars until they get more ties put in going down the line toward Monticello. I was over the several weeks ago and a contractor was putting in ties from the Monon diamond, up to where the equipment was parked. They have ties marked all the way to Monticello.

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 09:20:19 AM »
Thanks for the info. Do you know where the locomotives are currently located? I didn't see them anywhere near Monon, and a few days earlier i went by MFS and didn't see them at that end either.

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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 10:31:55 PM »
Thanks for the info. Do you know where the locomotives are currently located? I didn't see them anywhere near Monon, and a few days earlier i went by MFS and didn't see them at that end either.

On Wednesday, 08/29, tank cars and a covered hopper were delivered to Monticello Farm Services.  Locos and other cars stayed in Monticello, overnight and were still there Thursday afternoon, 08/30.  Locos and cars were not in Monticello, as of today, Friday, 08/31.  I assume they're back in Monon, just north of Vanguard Trailer.
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Re: Locomotives in Monon
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2018, 02:02:21 AM »
Thanks for the info!