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rogerhensley

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CSX has a new customer
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:26:16 AM »
That may sound weird, but its true. There has been an abandoned cement plant in Anderson that has been ideal for years. Not anymore. In March, I was over there and took a few photos of the plant being overhauled. Yesterday, I was back taking photos of the 5 rail cars that CSX had delivered o the plant. Now, the plant isn't finished yet, but things are moving along. :-)  (And, yes, I had permission to take the photos.)
You may see all of the photos at http://madisonrails.railfan.net/photo2019.html









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Re: CSX has a new customer
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 08:40:30 AM »
Based on the freight cars, it's not cement, but I wonder what it is?

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Re: CSX has a new customer
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
Based on the freight cars, it's not cement, but I wonder what it is?

Sure looks like cement hoppers, identical to the ones found on the LIRC and SIND in Cement, IN

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 11:46:23 AM »
Interesting,  I thought cement had to ship in covered hoppers that could be pressurized (Airslides & Pressureaides) as the cement - due to being a fine powder would "compact" during transit and not flow out on its own.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 11:52:13 AM »
Interesting,  I thought cement had to ship in covered hoppers that could be pressurized (Airslides & Pressureaides) as the cement - due to being a fine powder would "compact" during transit and not flow out on its own.

your right. not sure what that is all about, but i do recognize something in the first photo. that platform with stairs on the left of the photo, next to the man lift. thats for dry bulk tankers to pull under. the driver then gets out and lowers that hand rail and catwalk over the tank so the driver can walk out ontop of his tank and has a safe guard around him to open/close the top hatch for loading.

it kinda reminds me of lehigh in mitchell, indiana. i rode along to get a couple loads down there in my day.
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Re: CSX has a new customer
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 12:46:58 PM »
We have car #'s NRLX 34259, RGRX 1915, NRLX 34335, RGRX 1855, & another NRLX that I can't make out the number on, for a total of 5. What's UMLER say? Scrap? CSX_CO?

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 01:14:11 PM »
Those have what one guy joked as Gravity Slope sheets..  they use a vibration tool to loosen it up to flow on unloading. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 01:59:22 PM »
As I recall that Plant sets on the Southside of the Interstate.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 11:10:37 PM »
Those have what one guy joked as Gravity Slope sheets..  they use a vibration tool to loosen it up to flow on unloading.
If I’m not mistaken that’s what the square slots are for on the slopes towards the bottom of the car. 


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Re: CSX has a new customer
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 08:22:05 AM »
If I remember correctly that silo Has a light blue emblem that says Lehigh Cement.

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019, 09:20:21 AM »
34259 loaded with cement.  Loaded at Mitchell, IN

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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2019, 10:08:19 AM »
I think there’s a trivia pic on here somewhere of Conrail serving the plant in the 1980s.

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2019, 01:05:07 PM »
Thank you.

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 01:20:21 PM »
Anything interesting about it's route from Mitchell to Anderson? Intended vs actual?

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2019, 02:37:32 PM »
Anything interesting about it's route from Mitchell to Anderson? Intended vs actual?

Looks pretty standard. Mitchell to N Vernon (maybe?), picked up and taken to Cincinnati, to Avon, to Anderson.

I think I saw these cement cars and thought “odd cement is going to Anderson”.  I just figured interchange to NS.

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2019, 09:48:24 PM »
I remember seeing yellow Chessie hoppers at this silo back in April of 1986... Neat to see it active again...

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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »
I remember gray CR hoppers 34 ' Maybe Square hatches on
Top maybe 1991 .

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2019, 12:25:38 PM »
that place does have some age to it. i just noticed in the last pic of the hoppers, and the ford truck in the pic. off to the left. those wavy panels with the chips missing out of them, are transite asbestos panels. that place was definitely built a while back.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2019, 09:02:32 PM »
Oh my, A new customer ?!?!.......I bet Harrison is turning over in his grave.

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 09:06:42 PM »
Oh my, A new customer ?!?!.......I bet Harrison is turning over in his grave.

A couple of them.  Place getting glass cullet around Muncie too.