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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #380 on: December 11, 2011, 07:49:36 AM »
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #381 on: December 11, 2011, 07:53:41 AM »
Here is where the RR starts to go along side SR 67 just north of Edwardsport. Before and after shots.


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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #382 on: December 11, 2011, 07:55:18 AM »
This is just a little further up the line. Before and after.


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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #383 on: December 11, 2011, 07:57:47 AM »
Some before and afters at the SR 58 crossing just south of Sanborn. These two are looking south at SR 58.


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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #384 on: December 11, 2011, 08:00:07 AM »
A couple of before and afters looking north towards Sanborn.


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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #385 on: December 11, 2011, 10:24:46 AM »
Thanks for the pictures guys. Really appreciate being able to "see" what's going on with that project.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #386 on: December 11, 2011, 10:35:38 AM »
Thanks for the pictures guys. Really appreciate being able to "see" what's going on with that project.

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I'm just a reporter.Y'all have to "persuade" the photo friendly folk to go snap the photos.They'd enjoy it more.  ;)

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #387 on: December 13, 2011, 05:57:15 AM »
Forgot I had a couple more shots. First one is a rail joint in Sandborn. One date on the rail has 1914 on it. Thats almost 100 years old! Not too sure how long that old timer can handle modern day power and tonnage.  ;)  Does anyone know if ISSR is going to replace rail between Sndborn and Beehunter?
Second set of pics was taken at Beehunter of a tamper and regulator. There is another set on the Hawthorn mine track about a quarter mile from the switch.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #388 on: December 14, 2011, 10:31:47 PM »
Love those before and after shots Brian.  Forlorn, forgotten railbed contrasted with vibrant concrete ties and new rail.  Good stuff.
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #389 on: December 22, 2011, 10:25:14 PM »
Another ballast train came early this morning and was shoving north this evening...

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #390 on: December 29, 2011, 09:04:12 AM »
Another southbound ballast train rolled through at 8:30 this morning..

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #391 on: January 10, 2012, 09:14:03 PM »
Time for another update. Another ballast train went through the other day and was spreading more ballast along the new construction.Railworks are using their MOW equipment on the line doing what they do best.The crossing lights all appear to have been installed from what I can tell,but I don't think any are hooked up yet.3 more cars of rail are sitting on the Hawthorn spur across from SR67,they have been there about a week now.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #392 on: January 11, 2012, 12:30:21 PM »
I think Railworks is down to building track in the plant itself. I believe there are 7 tracks to build in the plant. Looks like they may make the March completion date.  Like you said Dustin, a lot of tamping to do on the line.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #393 on: January 11, 2012, 12:31:27 PM »
I think Railworks is down to building track in the plant itself. I believe there are 7 tracks to build in the plant. Looks like they may make the March completion date.  Like you said Dustin, a lot of tamping to do on the line.

Id suspect a loop setup in the plant?  Or does anyone know?

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #394 on: January 11, 2012, 01:25:00 PM »
The track plan as of spring 2010 did NOT include a loop track.  Of course, that may have changed by now.  If they want to have the option to ship coal in by rail you would think there would be one - right  ???

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #395 on: January 11, 2012, 01:28:57 PM »
The track plan as of spring 2010 did NOT include a loop track.  Of course, that may have changed by now.  If they want to have the option to ship coal in by rail you would think there would be one - right  ???

You would think, but I guess in the same thought you can just have a long set of tracks and pull of shove to dump, then run around it.  But considering most places have loops now, unless space is an issue.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #396 on: January 11, 2012, 06:57:22 PM »
If they want to have the option to ship coal in by rail you would think there would be one - right  ???

Unless they are planning for a balloon track?  If there is no loop then that might suggest that they will have a switcher on site :)
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #397 on: January 11, 2012, 07:00:32 PM »
Unless they are planning for a balloon track?  If there is no loop then that might suggest that they will have a switcher on site :)

Balloon/loop = same thing in this discussion.   ;D

I wondered about a switcher on site, but that all depends on how they dump em too. 
I'd be inclined to think that the inbound power just stays with the cars, as there is little incentive to have the power back while the cars sit.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #398 on: January 11, 2012, 07:03:55 PM »
Balloon/loop = same thing in this discussion.   ;D

Oops! :-[  I guess I was thinking runaround siding.
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #399 on: January 11, 2012, 08:18:01 PM »
No loop or balloon tracks. Just a stub end yard. I don't think they can "run around" a train in the plant. Shove and switch operation. My guess is space requirements. Duke will take care of rail operations from Sandborn Jct. on south. I'll try to get some photos soon.