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Re: Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania (old Y&S RR) - By Coffee on 08/05/07 at 08:48:52 - 'IBCX_5913_GP9_chopped_Willard_OH_8-4-07_A.jpg' 166 KB
Possible new power is headed to the Y&S. Sam Sponseller caught this unit in CSX's Willard, Ohio yard and was told it was waybilled for the Y&S. With his permission

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Re: Canton, Oh info and pics? - By RobR on 07/23/07 at 23:37:51 - 'Neon_Wheeling.jpg' 321 KB
And one more.  This one started life rather dull, so I played with it in PhotoShop.
 
RobR

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Re: Canton, Oh info and pics? - By RobR on 07/23/07 at 23:36:35 - 'SouthThroughCanton1.jpg' 194 KB
Here's a shot of the southbound train emerging from the south side of Canton.
 
RobR

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Re: Canton, Oh info and pics? - By RobR on 07/23/07 at 23:30:21 - '2650AtTheThroat.jpg' 326 KB
TrainNut,
 
I'd have said there are only two railroads running through Canton, but I could be wrong.  NS's Fort Wayne line runs east-west through town, but it isn't used very much.  The Wheeling & Lake Erie has a small north-south line.  When I worked in North Canton, I found that there was a small southbound train just as I got out of work, about 5:00 PM.  If you're lucky enough to catch that train, it's a lot of fun to chase.  As it emerges on the south side of downtown, it rolls through a very photogenic old part of town.  Look on a map for Cherry St.  CP Wandle, where the W&LE crosses the Fort Wayne line, is a really neat place to visit even if there are no trains.
 
There's a couple of interesting yards south of town.  One is near the Sugardale plant.  If you smell bologna, go a little further south.  The other is W&LE's Gambrinus Yard, which is west and a bit south of Canton.  The attached picture is taken from the bridge overlooking Gambrinus Yard.
 
Your best bet for seeing a train is to go north a bit to Akron.  The CSX Newcastle Subdivision runs through town.  It's very busy and it's easily railfanned all the way through Akron and up into Cuyahoga Falls.
 
RobR
 


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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/23/07 at 12:50:17 - '100_0780.jpg' 319 KB
#351 crosses State Route 93 on her way to Vauces
 
 


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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/23/07 at 12:45:43 - '100_0778.jpg' 318 KB
Another photo of #351

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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/23/07 at 12:41:51 - '100_0777.jpg' 318 KB
We caught #351 coming back from her trip to Jackson.  She came into Wellston around 11:30 a.m. with 3 BNSF Hi-Cube boxcars.
 
Here's 351 North of Wellston about to cross State Route 93.

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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/23/07 at 09:54:43 - '100_0775.jpg' 322 KB
Here's another photo of the train in Wellston

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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/23/07 at 09:47:58 - '100_0772.jpg' 318 KB
Good news,
 
 
    Looks like the Jackson line is still operating.
 
     The train came into Wellston today (7-23-07) around 9 a.m.  
 
     Engine #351 was pulling 3 cars on the train.  2 boxcars and a covered hopper.   I didn't hear them do any switching at Meadow Run yard so, the train must have went on to Jackson.
 
  Here's #351 coming into town

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Re: US Rail Jackson Operation- SHUT DOWN - By gmry30 on 07/18/07 at 16:57:53 - '30_gmry_2_-1-.jpg' 154 KB
CG Tower,
 
 
  When will the shut down take place ?
 
  US Rail ran a train to Jackcson today (Wednesday 7-28-07)
 
  I went up to Hamden to catch them on the way back and watched them switch in the yard.  This was around 3 or 3: 30 p.m. They were using Engine #351 and were switching some hoppers they got at Aluchem.  Also, they have a ad in the local paper for a job on the track gang.
 
 
  Looked to me like they were setting up some cars to go over to Vauces tommorrow or in the next few days.  But, if they are shut down, it's hard to tell what's going on.
 
  I'll keep my eyes and ears open.  If I found out anything, I'll let you know

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Re: Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania (old Y&S R - By jonglass on 03/08/07 at 02:54:57 - 'ol_no_6.jpg' 22 KB
I'm kind of partial to ole number 6 myself. You know the one--it sat at McCarter's in Darlington for a number of years before some bums burnt it down.
 
Ok, so my photo is not the _real_ #6. When I was a teenager, and 6 was still at McCarter's, I made an HO model of it. Surprisingly, (and thanks to my wonderful packrat parents!) it has survived, although you can probably see from the photo, it's seen better days. I never really finished it, as it has remained unnumbered, and I never got the insides done like I wanted. And it appears I've lost the railing from the ends. But it's my sole remaining memory of #6...
 
(and yes, for those curious, it's actually sitting on an N-scale layout.) :-D

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 01/23/07 at 15:07:34 - 'us_rail_30_under_camba_bridge_1_23_07_716x537.jpg' 81 KB
Had to make a quick trip to Jackson today and happened to catch the train in town. They had already been to Aluchem (took 2 loads out, brought 2 empties back) and I caught them pulling an empty out of the warehouse.
 
Beat them to Camba Road for a picture at the bridge - from a new perspective, UNDER the bridge. Looks like I need to clean a smudge off of my lense!
 
The consist is an empty box from the warehouse and two empty CSX agg. hoppers for the clay plant in Oak Hil.

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 23:09:36 - 'trains_040.jpg' 161 KB
This past summer, the yard had an open house of it's facilities at the diesel shop. More shots of the tour can be found here, LINK URL  Thanks conrailklobo for unearthing this thread

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:57:22 - 'coal_tower_NS.jpg' 172 KB
The roundhouse is gone but the coaling tower still stands tall

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:55:32 - '5_15_061.jpg' 176 KB
On its northern fringes is a truck terminal with intermodal service

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:50:03 - '5_15_025.jpg' 213 KB
Unfortunately, getting shots of the yard is impossible save for shooting through the fence. These are from the 140th St bridge which dissects the yard in half. In the background is Station W, the fuel racks which serve westbounds

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:43:12 - 'MVC-005F.jpg' 68 KB
Today, many of the buildings, shops and roundhouse, long gone

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:41:17 - 'colin69.jpg' 71 KB
1969

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Re: Collinwood Yard - By Coffee on 12/31/06 at 22:39:10 - 'Robrunyan_BruceYoung_collection.jpg' 101 KB
In its heyday

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Re: Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania (old Y&S R - By WD8DK on 11/26/06 at 10:12:28 - 'ys71.jpg' 56 KB
Thanks for the offer, I will check the local library here, first.  
I do have a photo of old #71 I found ONLINE.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/18/06 at 07:23:29 - '100_0227.jpg' 95 KB
Here's what the new US Rail logo may look like.
 
I have been seeing this on some of their trucks.
 
Anybody have any ideal if this logo will be on the locomotives.
 
It's not the best picture but it says...
 
US RAIL
 
AMERICA'S RAIL SERVICE

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/17/06 at 04:24:39 - '100_0259.jpg' 409 KB
Next we catch #351 and #30 just outside Oak Hill on the way to Nock and Son.
  
 
The "Great Miami" lettering on #30 is now gone on both sides of the locomotive.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/17/06 at 04:14:31 - '100_0245.jpg' 493 KB
#351 and #30 were out the other day working together.
 
They came into Jackson with 40 or more cars.  Some were several hoppers for Aluchem, tank cars from  Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, a couple of hoppers for Nock and Son and a boxcar for American Warehousing just to name a few.
 
 They cut off some of the cars at Harding Ave Yard and then went to American Warehousing to drop off the boxcar.  Then they went South with the tank cars which were to be set off at Clay to be stored and then went to Nock and Son.
 
  Here's #351 and #30 getting ready to cross State Route 93 South of Jackson

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 12:03:16 - 'GMRY_30_crossing_Vermont_Ave-14.jpg' 298 KB
#30 crosses Vermont Ave. in Wellston after working the Refco plant.
 
Notice the "Great Miami" lettering is gone on this side of the loco.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 11:57:49 - 'GMRY_30Refco_985x657-15.jpg' 199 KB
We end our day as GMRY # 30 drops off a hopper at the Refco plant in Wellston.
 
The hopper they are dropping of is the last one on the train. The other 3 hoppers they picked up at Nock & Son earlier in the day.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 11:46:23 - 'IMG003-4.jpg' 421 KB
Next we have #30 passing the Ohio Bicentennial barn located South of Oak Hill along State Route 93.
 
 
This is the same train and same location dtiman has in his photo.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 11:29:10 - 'IMG010_768x512-1-.jpg' 141 KB
GMRY #30 crosses under the Camba Road bridge and heads further South toward Oak Hill.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 11:16:56 - 'IMG013_768x512-1-.jpg' 148 KB
GMRY # 30 crossing under the Camba Road bridge on her way to Oak Hill.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 10:59:47 - 'GMRY_30_Miami_rs.jpg' 386 KB
GMRY #30 at American Warehousing
 
We get to see the new "Miami" paint scheme on the GP 30 loco  
 
Looks like she has been in the paint shop getting ready to have the US Rail markings put on.
 


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 10:52:04 - '100_0203_rs.jpg' 312 KB
Next we find GMRY #30 switching a couple of boxcars at American Warehousing.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 10:45:27 - 'IMG024-4.jpg' 402 KB
Look out for that truck !!!!!!
 
 
The driver of this pick-up truck better get out of the way if he don't want a GP30 locomotive in the side of him.
 


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 11/13/06 at 10:37:44 - 'IMG025.jpg' 483 KB
Here's some more photos of my railfan trip to Oak Hill I took with dtiman.
 
 
We first start in Jackson.
 
GMRY #30 heading into Jackson getting ready to cross Broadway Street near the HV / C&O Depot.

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:57:36 - 'CreteIron.jpg' 420 KB
Old Iron, at RBC

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:56:54 - 'EndRail.jpg' 367 KB
Rail, in concrete, at point RBC


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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:56:03 - 'EndView.jpg' 338 KB
End View

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:55:28 - 'Rivets.jpg' 499 KB
Rivets

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:53:26 - 'Boiler.jpg' 380 KB
The boiler in question:
 


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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 13:48:51 - 'RichlandFurnaceMap.jpg' 92 KB
I visited the Richland Tunnel (as part of multiple points of interest) on 11/4/06.
 
I have a thread started in the steam loco thread, but I thought I'd repeat here, and add some things.
 
On my visit to Richland Furnace, I found what I thought was an old boiler - however, a friend suggests it may be part of a steam loco.  I thought I'd run it by all of you for thoughts.
 
I'll post pics over the next few messages, first of which is a map, showing points of interest:
 
BOILER - being the previous stated boiler, found in the creek.
 
RCHFURN - the old Richland Iron Furnace Ruins
 
RBC - some concrete pieces, with iron, and a piece of rail through it
 
JY0420 - a U.S. geological survey disc (reported destroyed) -  DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1943  5.2 MI W FROM HAMDEN. IN VINTON COUNTY, 5.2 MILES WEST ALONG THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT HAMDEN, VINTON COUNTY, 2.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF BYERS, JACKSON COUNTY, 200 YARDS EAST OF A GAS PUMPING STATION, 100 YARDS EAST OF THE EAST END OF A TUNNEL, AT A ROAD CROSSING, 27 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 11 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH RAIL, AND ABOUT ONE FOOT LOWER THAN THE TRACK. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED U 76 1935 AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.
 
 
Does anyone know anything about the "gas pumping station" described above?  From the description, it would have been somewhere on the west end of byer tunnel?
 
 
RSIG - Bases for the signals, described by DTIMAN on his visit.
 
MP122 - You folks should know this one.     The tunnel is partly under this label.  You can see the symbol for the east portal, which looks like a " < "

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 11/02/06 at 16:20:27 - 'us_rail_scrap_siding_gons_11_2_06_768x576.jpg' 106 KB
Another view, showing the bumper and the new concrete wall along the loading platform.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 11/02/06 at 16:14:45 - 'us_rail_scrap_2_gons_11_2_06_665x499.jpg' 67 KB
A look at the completed Cherrington Scrap Metal siding, with two CSX gons awaiting loading.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 11/02/06 at 16:07:00 - 'us_rail_blackfork_11_2_06_660x531.jpg' 79 KB
Rounding the curve at Black Fork Junction about 12:15pm.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 11/02/06 at 15:48:59 - 'us_rail_30_and_bicen_barn_11_2_06.jpg' 108 KB
Chased loco 30 southward into CG Tower's ancestral hunting grounds today with my Dad and Earl Wilbur.
 
It seems US Rail is trying to shed it's Great Miami heritage. Here we see the 30 in front of the Jackson County Ohio Bicentennial barn south of Oak Hill along route 93. Notice that the word "Great" has been peeled off, leaving only the "Miami"!
 
Both words have been peel off of the fireman's side, leaving only a blank maroon long hood on that side.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 06:21:42 - '30_gmry_2_-2-6-4.jpg' 22 KB
I hope everybody enjoyed the photos.
 
I have some photos of Byer and Richland Tunnels to post later on.
 


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 06:16:48 - '351Byer_Tunnel_4.jpg' 128 KB
#351 heads out of Byer Tunnel on her way to Vauces
 
It was great to catch a train at Byer Tunnel.  I wish the photos came out better but, there's always another time.
 
I hope to catch a train someday at Richland Tunnel.  Me and dtiman went out there the other day but, came up dry.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 06:10:04 - '351Byer_Tunnel_3.jpg' 127 KB
US Rail Engine #351 at Byer Tunnel.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 06:06:25 - '351Byer_Tunnel_2.jpg' 126 KB
Here's photo #2  
 
 
#351 is almost out of the tunnel.


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 06:02:06 - '351Byer_Tunnel_1.jpg' 127 KB
Something I always wanted to do was to catch a train at Byer Tunnel near Byer.
 
Me and my great friend dtiman made the trip one day and caught #351 on its way to Vauces and got a few pictures of 351 and the tunnel
 
 
Here's #351 heading into the tunnel

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 05:55:38 - '351_switching_Jackson_2.jpg' 356 KB
#351 switching in Jackson at the Harding Ave. Yard
 
The tank car is heading to Midland Co-op in Jackson.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 05:50:42 - '351_switching_Jackson_1.jpg' 419 KB
On another day we find Engine #351 switching the Harding Ave. Yard in Jackson.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 05:43:55 - '351_tank_car_train_4.jpg' 395 KB
In photo # 3 we find Engine #351 crossing Second Street in Wellston and heading out of town.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 05:38:40 - '351_tank_car_train_2.jpg' 354 KB
Here's photo # 2 of Engine #351 and tank cars.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 10/31/06 at 05:32:09 - '351_tank_car_train_1.jpg' 377 KB
Hello once again
 
  Hope everybody is ready for some more photos because I have a stack ready for your viewing pleasure.
 
 
   First up we have Engine #351 pulling a good size train of tank cars from Meadow Run Yard in Wellston.  Looks like the tank car storage business is still doing good.
 
  The train is heading into Wellston after picking up the cars from the yard.

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By gmry30 on 10/29/06 at 01:16:39 - '30_gmry_2_-2-6-3.jpg' 22 KB
on Oct 25th, 2006, 2:37pm, dtiman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The interior of the tunnel. Unlike King's tunnel, this lining doesn't go all the way through.
 
GMRY30 (aka Earl Wilbur) met me near the Byer tunnel and hiked with me again today. Unfortunately we didn't see a train.

 
 
Great photos dtiman
 
   Looks like yours came out better than mine.
 
Keep up the good work.

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By dtiman on 10/25/06 at 14:37:15 - 'richland_tunnel_interior_10_25_06.jpg' 125 KB
The interior of the tunnel. Unlike King's tunnel, this lining doesn't go all the way through.
 
GMRY30 (aka Earl Wilbur) met me near the Byer tunnel and hiked with me again today. Unfortunately we didn't see a train.

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By dtiman on 10/25/06 at 14:31:13 - 'richland_tunnel_eastward_view_10_25_06.jpg' 234 KB
This view is eastward, toward Hamden, with my back to the east portal.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 10/18/06 at 13:15:31 - 'great_miami_35_351_hamden.jpg' 169 KB
Another one....

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Re: Richland Tunnel (formerly B&O tunnel #2) - By dtiman on 10/17/06 at 15:40:41 - 'gmry_cut_near_Richland_eastward_10_16_06.jpg' 230 KB
Here is another beautiful eastward view, looking through a short rock cut  at the beginning of the "s" curves on the eastward approach to the tunnel. That's MP 122 in the distance on the right.  
 
We saw a pair of CPL foundations about midway along this tangent section (not in the photo, but behind me several dozen yards), along with the accompanying battery well, and what appeared to be a concrete telephone box post.
 
I really enjoyed the walk yesterday, with the Autumn colors a few days before peak. This really is a beautiful area - but thank goodness it didn't become a bike path in the late 1980s! The scenery was so enjoyable that it made the distance tolerable.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/26/06 at 18:16:43 - 'old_124_xing_jackson_dec_18_1981a.jpg' 64 KB
on Sep 26th, 2006, 6:03pm, dtiman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Crossing county road 76 on ground formerly occupied by the DT&I mainline.

The same crossing, viewed from the opposite direction, in Dec. 1981. The flasher pole facing away from the road is for the snow-covered AP Green factory driveway.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/26/06 at 18:07:42 - 'great_miami_box_unload_9_26_06.jpg' 104 KB
Curiously, boxcars are occasionally unloaded on the Harding ave. stub track instead of at the Warehouse. They were unloading one today that has been setting there for two weeks.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/26/06 at 18:03:51 - 'great_miami_county_rd_76_9_26_06.jpg' 141 KB
Crossing county road 76 on ground formerly occupied by the DT&I mainline.
 
The train's destination is visible in the background.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/26/06 at 18:02:00 - 'great_miami_david_ave_9_26_06.jpg' 167 KB
At David Avenue headed for Aluchem. Notice the sand dust around the front (under the cab) truck. Also notice the dump car. I hope to find out why it made the trip to Aluchem, along with five bauxite loads.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/26/06 at 17:59:23 - 'great_miami_water_street_9_26_06.jpg' 188 KB
Dad said he saw the first revenue load of scrap metal ready to go at Cherrington Scrap Metal yesterday, Monday 9-25-06. He also said that It appears to be steel filings/shavings piled high in the gon.
 
I was hoping to get to see them pull it out today, but I ran out of time and had to come home.  
 
They arrived in Jackson about 11:50am with the 351 and 16 cars. The consist was: one empty boxcar from Pillsbury, two loaded boxcars for Amer. Warehousing, 8 bauxite loads for Aluchem, two covered hoppers for Nock&Sons, two empty agg. hoppers for Oak Hill clay plant, and their black side dump car.
 
Here is the train arriving in Jackson, alongside Water Street....
 
First, they killed 90 minutes taking two boxcars to the Warehouse and switching cars in the yard along Veterans Drive! They finally went to Aluchem about 1:30, then I had to come home.


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By CG_Tower on 09/21/06 at 19:22:23 - 'portsmouthsub.jpg' 90 KB
The interesting thing is that at one time Oak Hill had significant run around track capacity, and in fact the town was considered within Yard Limits, which allowed a train basically free rein to operate without the authority of the dispatcher.
 
The primary siding in Oak Hill was around 1800 feet long, however, there were several side tracks in this area...one extending almost from the Rt 93 crossing on the north end of town, down to nearly Cherrington Scrap...this was one long siding and was last used (as I am aware) during the first Apple Festival trips. This siding was on the west side of the tracks.
 
The east siding, which sat right next to Rt 93, was often used by the DT&I trains to tie up if they could not make it back to Jackson from the trip to Ironton. I do not want to discuss how many times I saw that train sitting there while visiting my grandparents (who lived a block from the tracks), but never ever took a photo.
 
Again, since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a scan of the subdivision from the 1980 Chessie System Ohio Division timetable.  
 
Track charts of this line are also available (I think somewhere on this thread).
 
Eric at CG Tower


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By CG_Tower on 09/21/06 at 13:35:19 - 'Bloom_Jct.jpg' 37 KB
on Sep 21st, 2006, 1:04pm, dtiman wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Hmmmm, interesting that they loaded some coal back then! Thanks for that information.
 
As far as where they were loaded.....my first guess would be the siding at clay if Victory charcoal was out of business by then. Or, maybe, they loaded on the track now used by Hilltop Energy, which used to be the spur into AP Green off of Pyro road. I don't know when they stopped rail shipment, do you? I can't think of any other sidings or spurs in that area.  
 
There is the siding at Keystone road, to the north.  
 
What other interesting stuff have you found??
 
Do share!

 
 
It may have been Victory Charcoal...that siding is still in service technically speaking...Victory closed in the late 1970's early 1980s. So it could have been there, but I am not sure.
 
I'll ask my grandfather...he'll know for sure.
 
Lots of interesting stuff actually. I am trying to compile it into a database to share. In the mean time, take a look at Bloom Jct...many, many, many years ago....
 
The "doodlebug" is northbound out of Portsmouth...the DT&I is on the left...Image from the Denver Public Library photo collection...LINK URL
 
 
Eric in CG
 


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Some more old school photos... - By CG_Tower on 09/16/06 at 10:16:27 - 'cedarheights2.jpg' 54 KB
A closer shot of the cars.
 
CG

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/14/06 at 09:47:47 - 'Ironton_turn_Blackfork_1977a.jpg' 419 KB
Well, I decided to post one more Blackfork Jct photo....this time from 1977. Here is the DT&I Ironton Turn southbound on August 17, 1977. A big difference from the abandonded-looking track of today!
 
Photo courtesy of Terry Norton.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/14/06 at 09:31:59 - 'great_miami_blackfork_jct_south_9_7_06.jpg' 172 KB
Here is the view to the south at Blackforkl Jct. Notice the frog for the north siding switch in the weeds.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/07/06 at 13:43:30 - 'great_miami_scrap_metal_switch_9_7_06.jpg' 216 KB
Here is a southward view, from the switch. The two ties for the switchstand appear to be new.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 09/02/06 at 16:07:28 - 'great_miami_scrap_metal_rehab_aug_06d.jpg' 142 KB
One final photo......

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 04:02:56 - '30_gmry_2_-2-6-2.jpg' 22 KB
That's all the photos for now
 
More photos later. Stay tuned!!!!

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 03:55:04 - 'IMG004.jpg' 386 KB
Photo # 5
 
 
The tracks are being switched after #351 runs onto the main.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 03:48:29 - 'IMG005-5.jpg' 469 KB
Photo # 4
 
#351 the the Refco hopper car  (GMRY 501)

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 03:43:02 - 'IMG007-3.jpg' 374 KB
Photo # 3 shows a nice big shot of #351

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 03:38:46 - 'IMG009-2.jpg' 465 KB
Photo # 2 of # 351 working in Wellston.
 
 
Crewman standing outside the engine keeping a sharp eye on the tracks ahead.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 08/15/06 at 03:32:15 - 'IMG012-3.jpg' 420 KB
Some action from Wellston the other day.
 
U.S. Rail #351 making a run from the Refco plant after picking up a hopper car there.
 
The train is on the Refco spur and heading back onto the main.  
 
The train just crossed Pennsylvannia Ave.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 14:04:11 - '30_gmry_2_-2-6.jpg' 22 KB
I hope everyone enjoyed my little tour of Meadow Run Yard

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 14:01:54 - 'IMG019-3.jpg' 463 KB
And yet another photo of the General Mills lead.
 
 
This is were my trip terminated.  I plan to go back sometime in the next few months after some of the weeds die down.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:55:38 - 'IMG018_00.jpg' 491 KB
Another view of the General Mills lead.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:50:46 - 'IMG017-3.jpg' 488 KB
Looking up the General Mills lead

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:45:23 - 'IMG020-4.jpg' 415 KB
Another M.O.W. item stored in the yard is GMRY 902MW an ex Conrail ballest hopper.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:40:09 - 'IMG007-2.jpg' 403 KB
One of the tankers stored at Meadow Run Yard

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:36:19 - 'IMG010-4.jpg' 472 KB
The M.O.W. equipment off to the left of the tankers finds an ex Pickens Railroad boxcar (GMRY 12940MW) and a side dump gon (GMRY 901MW)

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:29:15 - 'IMG015_768x512.jpg' 72 KB
Approaching the yard from Wellston finds numerious tankers and some more maintenance of way equipment off to the left of the tankers.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:26:23 - 'IMG016_768x512.jpg' 81 KB
Another view of GMRY904MW with the trackhoe.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Meadow Run area - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:22:59 - 'IMG018.jpg' 463 KB
Before getting to Meadow Run Yard is a small siding behind the horse bars at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  U. S. rail had some matiinence of way equipment parked there.
 
 
We find GMRY904MW with a trackhoe on it

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 13:13:44 - 'IMG023_768x512.jpg' 75 KB
Now for some current stuff
 
GMRY 30 passes the swamps near Meadow Run Yard on her way to Jackson.
 
Some of the tankers being stored in Madow Run Yard can be seen in the background.
 
 
For more updated photos of the Meadow Run yard area, please see the U.S. Rail / Great Miami Meadow Run area thread.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 12:30:55 - 'GT-3-.jpg' 186 KB
Another Hi-Cube boxcar at Harding Ave. Yard in Jackson.
 
 
I miss seeing these. It would be nice if they would bring them back someday.
 


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 12:24:26 - 'Earls_pictures_003_2_-3-.jpg' 168 KB
Next up is one of the Hi-Cube auto parts boxcars that ran out of the Meridian plant.
 
Conrail (NYC) 295061 on a train in Coalton Feb. 2001

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/23/06 at 12:18:35 - 'Earls_pictures_002_2_-2-.jpg' 158 KB
on Jul 21st, 2006, 3:57pm, dtiman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I forgot to mention that rehab work began this week on the siding at Cherrington Scrap Metal in Oak Hill. The owner told the RR that the only real reason he hadn't shipped for several years is because the siding was deemed to be in very poor, unsafe condition and former rail operators wouldn't fix it up.
 
Hopefully we'll see gons of scrap being loaded-out in a few weeks!

 
 
 
Great news.  Glad to see some new business hitting the rails again.
 
 
Lets take a look at some old photos of some former traffic GMRY ran years ago.
 
First up is a Airside hopper that was use to bring flour into the General Mills plant.
 
UELX 67001 ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) Airside hopper on a train in Coalton in Feb 2001.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 07/20/06 at 19:54:23 - 'great_miami_meet_7_20_06_together.jpg' 44 KB
The 30 joins the 351...

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By dtiman on 07/20/06 at 19:50:33 - 'great_miami_meet_july_18_06.jpg' 107 KB
on Jul 19th, 2006, 7:19am, dtiman wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Nice shots. Looking forward to seeing the meadow run shots.
 
According to my Dad, the 351 arrived in Jackson about Noon Monday, July 17, and took 8 cars out the Aluchem branch. With those 800 tons, the train stalled at Bennet ave, fouling the xing. They cut the train and doubled the hill, taking four cars to the siding on the JISCO property, then returning for the other four! Last summer the 351 took 8 cars out with no problem, so I'm not sure why they couldn't make it today. The weather was dry.
 
Strangely, they tied up at Aluchem for the night.
 
Tuesday morning, they came back into Jackson with 5 empties and waited at the mainline switch for the 30 to arrive in town. It arrived about 9am with three CSX aggragate hoppers for Oak Hill, two 34' covered hoppers for Nock & Son, and two covered hoppers for Countrymark, plus two boxcars they had picked up at General Mills.  
 
I'll have to get more info to finish the story....

 
It seems that only one man brought the 351 and 5 empties out of Aluchem Tuesday morning. The 30 arrived and the two trains joined for the rest of the day. They may have gone on to Oak Hill with both locos together, but I can't confirm that.
 
Luckily, my Dad got a few photos of the "meet". In this first one, the 351 is waiting on the aluchem branch while the 30 arrives in town. Oddly, the 30 is running long hood forward going southward. That doesn't happen very often.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/18/06 at 05:15:14 - 'IMG002-3.jpg' 460 KB
My final photo for today is #351 crossing Second Street in Wellston and heading for home.
 
 
Note..  The engineer looking back and keeping a watchful eye on me.  I wonder what he's thinking?  I don't think they see many CRAZY railfans like me

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/18/06 at 05:06:30 - 'IMG005-4.jpg' 404 KB
Another photo of #351 in Wellston.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/18/06 at 05:00:05 - 'IMG008-2.jpg' 391 KB
#351 runs light in Wellston on a very hot, hazy, July day.
 
The spur line running to the Refco plant can be seen off to the left.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 07/18/06 at 04:50:50 - 'IMG012-2.jpg' 362 KB
U.S. Rail #351 makes a light engine move in Wellston after setting some cars off at Meadow Run Yard.
 
She's running light back Hamden.

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Re: Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania (old Y&S R - By jonglass on 07/10/06 at 04:11:38 - '20050922_040.jpg' 122 KB
on Jul 9th, 2006, 8:49pm, smtimko wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Update as of July 5, 2006----
 
No activity at Signal Jct.  Only active customer presently is TWL at Negley.
 
SMT

 
And so, this is how it ends..... with a whimper, not a bang. I really had high hopes for this line. I had always desired to see it run at least on the side, as an excursion railroad. There is a lot of interest in this part of the world, in a short line that offered steam at the head, and the country through which this line runs/ran was beautiful, IMO! (am I biased?). But when the trestle was pulled from the SF branch, my hopes began to die.... Now, they are pretty much gone. I had also hoped to see some small industry revived, but I guess this is not meant to be either. I don't know if anybody will mourn the loss of this line, but I will.
 
I've enclosed the last photo I took of the OHPA, back in September. I don't rememer the exact location, except it couldn't have been too far from Darlington, because that day, I just happened to catch the train while running around, and I mostly "ran around" in Darlington. Enjoy.
-Jon


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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By Young_Rider on 06/21/06 at 16:05:05 - 'oldrailcar61606.jpg' 64 KB
Great shots! I didn't get any photos while I was in Ohio...I think they only worked one day I was there. I heard them, but wasn't able to snap any pics. They were mostly just running back and forth between the yard in Hamden and the wye in hamden. I did find an interesting thing in the weeds up at the wye in hamden...check this out!

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 06/21/06 at 05:30:08 - 'IMG003-3.jpg' 279 KB
My final photo is # 30 leaving Wellston.  It was nice to see her do some switching there.
 
 
  The last time I can think I seen a train switching cars on that spur line was when Chessie ran into at the time to the Mc Nally plant.
 
 
Hope everyone enjoyed the photos.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 06/21/06 at 05:22:16 - 'IMG005-3.jpg' 286 KB
#30 backs onto her train and does an air test before heading out of town.

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Re: U.S. Rail/Great Miami Still Operating - By gmry30 on 06/21/06 at 05:17:57 - 'IMG010-3.jpg' 308 KB
GMRY 30 and GMRY 501 together.
 
 
It looks good don't ya think



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