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hytwr1

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Riley spur
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:16:39 AM »
Scrappers are in the process of removing the Riley spur.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 12:46:47 PM »
Pulling through the coal chute, the most boring job I ever had.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 01:10:00 PM »
Scrappers are in the process of removing the Riley spur.
Legal or illegal scrappers? :D

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 03:20:38 PM »
Scrappers are in the process of removing the Riley spur.

They're probably unrelated but INRD seems to have decided to do some work on the south side of Terre Haute. Yesterday they filed notice (STB docket number FD 36203) that they and CSX have agreed to remove the diamond at Spring Hill where for decades they and predecessors have crossed the CE&D sub. INRD will relocate to the south 800 feet of the main and install a new switch south of the current diamond. INRD will then run on the CE&D for a whopping .04 miles to the existing switch to the "Hulman Lead" and the Graham Grain siding. Wonder if they'll name the switches North Spring Hill and South Spring Hill.

Here is the map submitted:

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 03:32:49 PM »
Thanks Ralph.

I wonder if the new config will give CSX control, just like they got control when they redid Dewey.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 04:02:08 PM »
Thanks Ralph.

I wonder if the new config will give CSX control, just like they got control when they redid Dewey.

That would be the plan.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 04:18:47 PM »
Legal or illegal scrappers? :D

Not sure how I would know that. The track being dismantled belongs to Greg Gibson. I believe the name on the side of one of the trucks said Kyle tract Farms transportation.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 07:20:06 AM »
That would be the plan.

Unless the application software at Dewey changed after the cutover and I left, Dewey is still an automatic interlocking but now the track and signals are maintained by CSX at INRD's expense.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 08:15:30 AM »
Looks like just the non-INRD portion of the spur is being removed, that is everything from the former NYC to the north to the old loadout.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 01:30:24 PM »
Looks like just the non-INRD portion of the spur is being removed, that is everything from the former NYC to the north to the old loadout.

Thanks!

Does the ownership change as the line crosses 46?

Also wonder why now after 20 years since the last train, the spur is removed.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2018, 02:55:12 PM »
Thanks!

Does the ownership change as the line crosses 46?

Also wonder why now after 20 years since the last train, the spur is removed.

Property line is a half mile south of 46.

Ask Greg Gibson why.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »
Property line is a half mile south of 46.

Ask Greg Gibson why.


Interesting, so that would mean right where the line curves to the north.

Seems RLF CHINOOK PROPERTIES LLC  owns the land per the GIS map of Vigo

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 11:29:13 PM »
I took my hirail truck down there once.  After cleaning out the flangeways at Jeffers Street I then set on and headed to the east with the intention of setting off at SR 46.  I made it to where the switch from the old NYC to the Chinook lead was and decided to head back.  The amount of brush and tree limbs was getting too numerous for comfort and the last thing I wanted to do was derail back there.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 01:19:31 PM »
I took my hirail truck down there once.  After cleaning out the flangeways at Jeffers Street I then set on and headed to the east with the intention of setting off at SR 46.  I made it to where the switch from the old NYC to the Chinook lead was and decided to head back.  The amount of brush and tree limbs was getting too numerous for comfort and the last thing I wanted to do was derail back there.

Interesting.

So a switch still remained after all this time even though their was no track to the east?

Google Maps and previous pics on this board showed stored hoppers on the old spur to just south of 46, hence I thought INRD owned up till 46.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 06:34:09 AM »
Interesting.

So a switch still remained after all this time even though their was no track to the east?

Google Maps and previous pics on this board showed stored hoppers on the old spur to just south of 46, hence I thought INRD owned up till 46.

No the switch was gone but you could since where it was since most of the switch ties were still in place.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 10:13:25 AM »
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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 10:22:33 AM »
Pulling through the coal chute, the most boring job I ever had.

for the old head.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2018, 11:50:38 PM »
No the switch was gone but you could since where it was since most of the switch ties were still in place.

Thanks and thanks hytwr1 for the pics, sometimes I wish I had a time machine or was born in a different railroad era.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2018, 12:29:52 AM »
Would that have not been a CR job? Thanks.

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Re: Riley spur
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2018, 07:27:00 AM »
Would that have not been a CR job? Thanks.

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