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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #400 on: February 18, 2012, 07:30:14 PM »
saw a 2 bay covered hopper sitting on the edwardsport line south of sandborn. also saw a southbound mixed freight south of lyons. most likely the last time ill head down that way for awhile. keep up the good work keeping us up on the progress of the line.
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #401 on: February 20, 2012, 10:31:26 PM »
Dustin, just wondering if you knew why they made the grade the way they did. Seems to me they made some steep grades for no reason. Especially just south of the highway 58 crossing.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #402 on: February 20, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »
Honestly,I'm not really sure.The engineer's had their way of thinking I guess. One of the rumors was that the culvert bridge,built south of the SR58 crossing, was actually built higher than they thought/planned and that threw the grade off there.Not sure if it is true or not,but that was going around for awhile.The original grade appeared to have been just about as steep though in that spot. Of course,Indiana is known for several steep but short grades.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #403 on: February 21, 2012, 12:03:30 AM »
I'm not a civil engineer, but I wonder if it has anything to do with flooding and keeping the track above a certain elevation at specific points along the line?
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #404 on: February 21, 2012, 05:35:07 PM »
Track work looks to be done other than inside the power plant and the siding outside. Crossing arms need to be installed on the crossing gates. Here are some shots I grabbed last Sunday:

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #405 on: February 21, 2012, 05:44:48 PM »
Great pictures.  No doubt that I am a flat-lander.  Some of that rail looks like a roller coaster to me!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #406 on: February 23, 2012, 11:32:50 PM »
Southbound something went through.Wasn't using the horn so it must of been shoving,maybe more rail?

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #407 on: February 24, 2012, 01:26:49 PM »
2 cars of rail are now sitting at the switch,coupled to that CMEX car.Must be working on the trackage inside the plant now.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #408 on: February 24, 2012, 10:02:53 PM »
The bend in this picture...

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2591.0;attach=32888;image

...looks a little odd to me.  Is this just a trick of the lens, or rails really laid with this bend in them (rather than a curve)?  It seems like it would be easy for a car to jump the tracks when going through it.

Then again, I'm neither an engineer nor a railroad expert...

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #409 on: February 25, 2012, 07:16:25 AM »
Keep in mind I zoomed in on this section and that will exaggerate curves or bumps. I think it is to keep the R of W running parallel SR 67. I'll have to look at that next time I'm up there.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #410 on: March 24, 2012, 09:43:55 PM »
It appears the crossing lights are all installed now.The trash bags are removed from the lights so they must be operational,they also have the gates up.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #411 on: March 27, 2012, 10:39:53 AM »
going to be running any trains through soon?

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #412 on: March 27, 2012, 01:09:17 PM »
Railworks was told to have the Sulfur track finished before anything else, to which it has been done for a while. This is for outbound traffic.
I don't know when they will run anything. They do have a nice pile of coal that trucks have been hauling into the plant.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #413 on: March 27, 2012, 01:51:17 PM »
Heard Sunday from an INRD source that they were supposed to start in March...so that means anytime between now and 2015!
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #414 on: April 07, 2012, 09:28:50 AM »
Tracks are being pulled up from just on the other side of SR. 67 past the small bridge over that creek,on the old Hawthorn track.Guess they installed the switch for nothing..

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #415 on: April 07, 2012, 11:02:56 AM »
First train for Edwardsport should be loaded at Bear Run today.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #416 on: April 08, 2012, 07:22:21 PM »
There was an empty coal train just southwest of Beehunter. Had what looked like Three SD40-2s. All leasers.
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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #417 on: April 08, 2012, 08:33:04 PM »
There was an empty coal train just southwest of Beehunter. Had what looked like Three SD40-2s. All leasers.
The ex NS CEFX SD38's?
The gates are going down and the people are starting to frown.

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #418 on: April 08, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »
I heard that Duke will be getting a locomotive to switch the coal cars very soon. Maybe this week?
Keep us posted Dustin!  ;)

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Re: Indiana Southern extension to Edwardsport?
« Reply #419 on: April 08, 2012, 09:38:41 PM »
One of the engines appeared to be a ex NS unit,being all black.The others were a grey leaser and a blue CITX unit.Units were facing north,so I assume they shoved it in there for interchange.Also had two tank cars in the pocket where they use to tie the power down.
Would be nice to see a flyover or something,to get an idea of the track layout inside the plant.