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storrs19

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012, 04:12:50 PM »
I just found my copy of TD3, is that territory fully functioning and available for download?

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012, 08:20:04 PM »
Al:

That's what I've heard from a few people.  The PRR didn't want a cluster**** happening there so they made plenty of provisions.  There used to be two sidings at Summit, both an eastbound and a westbound.  As you may know this line was the location (at Limedale) of the PRR's first CTC machine which controlled the line from Bridgeport to West Limedale, installed in 1930.  :)

Chad

Okay, so I found Summit. Summit's the stockyards (convenently called Summit Stockyards) near Clayton, and there was an icehouse or cold storage building there as well, was that what one of the sidings was for?

Far as  names, Rails frequently named places for referenes purposes, it was more relatable to crews than a number.

That "lone sentry" may just be a utility pole.  Did you check to see if others were along the r-o-w?
He's the only one we saw. The telegraph/phone lines are on the other side of the tracks though.

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2015, 11:16:19 AM »
Snapped this pic yesterday west of Coatesville.  I wonder what this small building was used for? And what is the significance of it left standing?

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2015, 12:02:17 PM »
Signal bungalow.  Reason it stayed was that it probably cost more to remove than it was work in scrap.  Bungalow at limedale was left too.

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2015, 02:37:26 PM »
So here's my question - I just realized the former PRR and Big 4/NYC main lines between Indianapolis and St. Louis were separated by just over 1/2 mile in the town of Fillmore, Indiana. With that being the case, can anyone provide an estimate of how many trains traveled through Fillmore just prior to the Penn Central merger?

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 11:34:32 PM »
Snapped this pic yesterday west of Coatesville.  I wonder what this small building was used for? And what is the significance of it left standing?

These are the same type of relay houses at the ends of Summit siding.  Good to know there is still one of these around.

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Re: The Vandy Now
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2016, 06:46:18 PM »
Rockville, IN ex PRR bridge abutments