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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2018, 11:56:32 PM »
Can anyone provide the name of the company moving equipment to Kokomo. Thanks


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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2018, 09:32:43 PM »
I am curious what the City of Kokomo is gonna do with 2 switcher locomotives, a diner and an RPO?   Park them at the depot on static display, maybe rehab the diner to use with Tin Man brewing for additional dining space?    Glad they are saved, just gotta get them to Kokomo, nothing new seen in Kokomo tonight, and I missed the cabooses and flat being unloaded, so I do not know who did the heavy haul job. 


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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2018, 11:31:33 PM »
Wished I realized the items that were scrapped, could've been bought. But I'm sure everything went for way over $10k


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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2018, 11:58:15 PM »
Items are still rolling out in the dark. FEC 90 is leaving.
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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2018, 07:58:22 AM »
Does anybody know yet what ITM now currently owns?  And where are they now located, Logansport?


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« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2018, 04:29:58 PM »
As long as all normal oversize load requirements are met, INDOT does not have legal authority to pick and choose what type of load is shipped.

As an example, huge electrical transformers, and gigantic industrial assemblies that are both heavier and longer, do show up on state roads and bridges from time to time.

Hazardous material movements, up to and including neutron bombs, other questionable military equipment, and even radioactive waste canisters, crisscross the country routinely.

But, utility companies can and do put forth onerous and confiscatory charges when overhead lines have to be powered down and/or disconnected.

Many an oversize move has been made financially impossible by intransigent utility company officials.

Any way you cut it, such moves are not inexpensive.

Obviously anything that does come out of the property must be considered fairly valuable to a new owner for them to go to so much trouble and expense.


Heard this from someone involved. No idea how true. Noblesville and Hamilton County will NOT issues oversize/overweigh permits for anything coming out by road.  Nor will INDOT issue permission for SR 19 or any othet State/Federal route without extensive bonds.


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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2018, 06:26:54 PM »
Does anybody know yet what ITM now currently owns?  And where are they now located, Logansport?

ITM itself isn't in Logansport just yet. However, the two NKP cabooses and CI flatcar are now hooked up to US Rail 412 in Lincoln, which is about half way between Kokomo and Logansport. Best place for them, so vandals from either city can't mess with them.


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Re: ITM Scraping Equipment
« Reply #87 on: November 16, 2018, 03:45:31 PM »
Kentucky Steam support cars arrive in Ravenna

RAVENNA, Ky. — Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.’s support cars are home in Ravenna, Ky., at the organization’s 40 acres site that includes a former CSX car repair shop, which will eventually be used to store historic railroad equipment, including Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 No. 2716.

The three historic rail cars were acquired from the Indiana Transportation Museum earlier this year. KSHX 251958 was originally the tender from Louisville & Nashville Big Emma steam locomotive No. 1958 and eventually was converted by Norfolk Southern into an auxiliary water tender. The car was used as primary canteen behind Norfolk & Western No. 611 in the 1980s, and went to Indiana Transportation Museum in 1988. Kentucky Steam will perform general maintenance for eventual service behind No. 2716. In addition, the group purchased Pennsylvania Railroad Post Office car No. 6565, which was built in 1910 for mail service on the Pennsy’s most important passenger trains. The car was acquired and rebuilt by ITM as a tool car for Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 No. 587 in the late 1980s. The third car in the consist was former PRR baggage car No. 9036, built in 1926, which Kentucky Steam repainted before transit to Ravenna. Kentucky Steam plans to eventually convert the baggage car for a multi-use service with a commissary and gift shop.

Last September, Hulcher Services spearheaded a three-day move of the cars off former-ITM property in Noblesville, Ind., partnering with Schlatter Trucking. The cars were lifted by Hulcher sideboom cranes onto trucks, then taken over 20 miles to Anderson, Ind., where the cars were set on live CSX tracks and re-assembled. At Anderson, Kentucky Steam’s mechanical team, led by Jason Sobczynski, worked for more than four weeks to prepare the cars for shipment over CSX to Ravenna.
“These cars haven’t traveled over mainline rails in over 25 years,” Sobczynski said. “We had to make sure everything was in perfect mechanical order before they left Anderson.”

Chris Campbell, President of Kentucky Steam, was pleased with the support from Hulcher, and CSX, which donated the four-day move. “Without CSX, none of this would have been possible. We’re extremely thankful for their willingness to support our mission to preserve and restore historic rail equipment while helping spur tourist-based economic development in Eastern Kentucky,” he added.

Kentucky Steam will continue to work on the Ravenna property in preparation for the arrival of No. 2716. There is currently no timetable for 2716’s move, but work will begin this winter to prepare the locomotive for a 2019 departure. Several hundred feet of track will need to be laid from the Kentucky Steam wye to the car shop before the locomotive is moved. Once track is in place, more equipment can be delivered and restoration work on locomotives and passenger equipment will begin.
Already on the Kentucky Steam property is Nickel Plate Road no. 587, which the group plans on restoring in partnership with ITM in the near future. To learn more about Kentucky Steam or to make a contribution, visit