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Bob Durnell

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #320 on: August 06, 2019, 12:02:25 PM »
It doesn't matter how much it costs as long as you are sucking up to the "COOL" people.   Why have anything interesting or original when you can just be a sheep and follow your big brother Carmel?

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #321 on: September 12, 2019, 09:49:40 PM »
Construction of Nickel Plate Trail delayed until spring 2020

https://www.ibj.com/articles/construction-of-nickel-plate-trail-to-kick-off-in-spring

Construction of the Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers isnít likely to begin until spring 2020, Mayor Scott Fadness told IBJ on Wednesday.

The city had hoped to begin construction this fall, but leaders are still finalizing designs for the tunnel at 116th Street and considering related development plans for amenities along the trail.

The project, originally announced in February 2017, will convert the Nickel Plate Railroad line into a recreational trail from 96th Street in Fishers to Pleasant Street in Noblesville.
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Last year, the city of Fishers approved a property tax increase to help generate funding for the project and announced it planned to begin construction of the first phase of the trail from 106th Street to 126th Street this fall.

The railroad tracks in Fishers have already been removed to facilitate the project.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #322 on: September 13, 2019, 07:18:03 AM »
I follow a local bicycle group on Facebook. Reading the comments here about the Nickel Plate Trail and then reading the comments there from bicyclists is a bit amusing. The two groups, railfans and cyclists, couldn't be further apart. And, you should know, the cyclists have some pretty negative things to say about the railfans who were fighting the trail.

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« Reply #323 on: September 13, 2019, 07:44:10 AM »
To that I say "too bad". It was a railroad first. Bicycles can be ridden anywhere (and I myself ride) but trains of any type can only go where there are tracks.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #324 on: October 03, 2019, 06:45:35 PM »
Apparently, the tracks from 96th down to 22nd St while unbolted, still remain intact with no salvage crews anywhere around and appears all work has stopped. So what's up?

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #325 on: October 03, 2019, 07:10:31 PM »
Donít know, BUT, could be scrap prices putting a delay on things.  Scrap market SUCKS right now - down another $20 plus for Oct.  Unless contract calls specifically for an end date, why not let it lay for a few month until prices rebound
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #326 on: November 08, 2019, 07:55:58 AM »
The northbound approach light to 116th St. has seen better days, as has this once busy mainline.  Haven't seen A&K around for weeks now.  Most of the stick rail from 96th street north is lying on the sides of the ROW however it appears A&K took most of the joint bars.  All of the road crossings still have rail through them and stop signs up, much to the frustration of local motorists who, from my observation are starting to ignore them.  From 96th St. south to the end of track still remains unbolted but in place. 

And for the record (since I was on the bike that day) I was not in favor of the trail, plenty of space to ride out here without this particular trail.  Just giving an update since its been awhile.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #327 on: November 08, 2019, 09:05:14 AM »
Thanks for the update. Something is going on as all track removal has been suspended indefinitely for some reason.

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« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
I wonder if they w e re to quick to remove and now too many questions have been raised. I know save the Nicole plate group has been posting more content and cost to this project.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #329 on: November 08, 2019, 04:07:30 PM »
I like your bike!  Actually just had to choose between a Cannondale and a Raleigh last month.  Went with the Raleigh, but don't think I could have gone wrong either way.  Yours looks fantastic.  I hadn't checked - is the master plan to pave this trail, a la The Monon?  I know out west that gravel/cinders are the norm.  How is the debris from the areas that have been pulled?

The wife and I are training this winter to take the family on a full ride of the Cardinal Greenway (old C&O) in the Spring, really looking forward to it.  I haven't ridden in 20 years, but man is it fun getting into it again!

If anyone is thinking about it, I highly encourage you to do so - put some of these rails to trails to good use.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #330 on: November 08, 2019, 08:27:37 PM »
To refresh, Where is the end of ownership on the southend?  Does the Port Authority retain control  where track is removed and/or does Marion County take control south of 96th? Thanks

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« Reply #331 on: November 08, 2019, 11:16:52 PM »
10th Street in Indy, if I recall correctly.

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« Reply #332 on: November 26, 2019, 08:54:01 AM »
The crossing at 106st has been removed and the road lowered slightly below the rail bed level to eliminate the hump.  This was done as part of utility work for some new office construction next to the tracks.  This pic is looking west down 106st. 

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« Reply #333 on: November 27, 2019, 01:08:38 AM »
The crossing at 106st has been removed and the road lowered slightly below the rail bed level to eliminate the hump.  This was done as part of utility work for some new office construction next to the tracks.  This pic is looking west down 106st.

Yeah and the ding a lings left one RR sign up. Crossbucks are gone both ways though. Going EB the RR crossing ahead sign is still there which has created some discussions with the local school buses. I wonít discuss that any further though

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #334 on: December 02, 2019, 08:58:37 AM »
Nothing like the satisfaction of a job half done.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #335 on: December 02, 2019, 09:51:06 AM »
In Noblesville the rails along and in 8th Street are gone from the landfill crossing in the south at least up to Conner Street but every crossbuck and railroad ahead sign and other warning device is still in place along that stretch.

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« Reply #336 on: December 02, 2019, 06:00:03 PM »
May already be mentioned earlier in the thread but I was on 96th St today and the rails are removed up to the crossing on the north side of 96th but still in place south of there.  Crossing signals/equipment box still in place.

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« Reply #337 on: December 02, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »
Everything in Marion County was still in place as of last week. I don't imagine anything has changed since then.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #338 on: December 02, 2019, 10:31:25 PM »
Rail was still in place at Kesler ave today.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #339 on: December 09, 2019, 08:53:48 AM »
Rails are being removed in Marion County now.