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Re: ITM
« Reply #80 on: November 25, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
Well, we've gone from ITM to the rebuilt T1.....

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Itís dealing with preservation or starting from the ground up. Something ITM is having to do right now.  Preserve what they have, or start completely over.

In the case of those Lackawanna MU cars, whatís worth saving? No connection to Indiana.  Excess equipment. Eye sore. Et al. 


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Re: ITM
« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2019, 09:22:47 PM »
While they may be in rough shape its their equipment. In curious to see what this is going to be at logansport .

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Re: ITM
« Reply #82 on: November 25, 2019, 09:25:08 PM »
In the case of those Lackawanna MU cars, whatís worth saving? No connection to Indiana.  Excess equipment. Eye sore. Et al.

When they had windows did the windows open? Some coaches were acquired to be pulled - windows open - behind 587.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #83 on: November 25, 2019, 10:41:39 PM »
When they had windows did the windows open? Some coaches were acquired to be pulled - windows open - behind 587.

Sort of. The NJT had screwed down the windows. But they were meant to be openable.
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Re: ITM
« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2019, 12:05:26 AM »
Sort of. The NJT had screwed down the windows. But they were meant to be openable.

Back on "track" now.....

Not poking you CSX_CO, just trying to keep things on an ITM line. Still love your insider insight.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2019, 08:50:06 PM »
Got a PRR heavyweight in town now... haven't had a chance to photograph it, since the transport crew was able to unload it, Monday (rained out Saturday). One more similar car, then that's all the stuff from Cicero taken care of.

The next goal is to get the NKP cabooses (cabeese) and open air car up here... from there... we're working on it.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2019, 08:56:11 PM »
Got a PRR heavyweight in town now... haven't had a chance to photograph it, since the transport crew was able to unload it, Monday (rained out Saturday). One more similar car, then that's all the stuff from Cicero taken care of.

The next goal is to get the NKP cabooses (cabeese) and open air car up here... from there... we're working on it.

Does the Eel River even have enough track to store this stuff on if you wanted it on rail?

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Re: ITM
« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2019, 01:49:51 AM »
I would "hope" that ITM has the NKP cabooses and the rider flat put back on the rails and kept near the engine house and not just set on the ground, which would require another lifting crew to put them back on the rail again.  Atleast once the L&ER tracks are usable, the DS50 could run short shuttle trips with the cabooses and the open air flat.  Better than nothing!      Thanks for the updates.   

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« Reply #88 on: December 04, 2019, 04:15:22 AM »
Does the Eel River even have enough track to store this stuff on if you wanted it on rail?

For right now, we don't plan on putting any of the Cicero stuff on rails. But there are sidings that once existed at the west end that we can rebuild, which would give us some needed track space, when the need arises.

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« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2019, 04:19:13 AM »
I would "hope" that ITM has the NKP cabooses and the rider flat put back on the rails and kept near the engine house and not just set on the ground, which would require another lifting crew to put them back on the rail again.  Atleast once the L&ER tracks are usable, the DS50 could run short shuttle trips with the cabooses and the open air flat.  Better than nothing!      Thanks for the updates.

The plan is to put themon the mainline by the engine house, as you are hoping. That stretch between 6th Street and Michigan Avenue is in the best condition of the entire 1.7 miles of track, so it would have to go there, anyway. We've had a bunch of new volunteers join, recently, so there's more people to help keep an eye on that equipment, when it does come to Logansport.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2019, 07:33:22 AM »
Trainman19:

Will the railroad right-of-way remain with Logansport & Eel River Short Line or be conveyed to ITM or another owner?

It looks like L&ERSL owns the R/W east to SR-25, but not east of the highway, and west-south to the former TP&W.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2019, 03:36:47 PM »
Trainman19:

Will the railroad right-of-way remain with Logansport & Eel River Short Line or be conveyed to ITM or another owner?

It looks like L&ERSL owns the R/W east to SR-25, but not east of the highway, and west-south to the former TP&W.

Craig Berndt

The L&ER would still exist, under ITM ownership, so the RoW would remain under L&ER, which would be under ITM. There's all kinds of ideas among the membership and board about what to do, once the line is ours. Too soon to say any of them, though.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #92 on: December 05, 2019, 02:47:52 PM »
What, if anything, has happened with the two locomotive cranes? They were supposedly going to the Monon Connection Museum.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2019, 11:11:05 PM »
What, if anything, has happened with the two locomotive cranes? They were supposedly going to the Monon Connection Museum.

The Monon Connection Museum removed the Purdue Crane, but I believe the Alcoa Crane will remain on-site in Forest Park.

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Re: ITM
« Reply #94 on: Yesterday at 11:22:22 PM »
The Monon Connection Museum removed the Purdue Crane, but I believe the Alcoa Crane will remain on-site in Forest Park. 


Thanks for the info.