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Lfire83
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Re: Meadville Area Opps
 
« Reply #20 on: Feb 7th, 2011, 11:08pm »
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That's kind of stirring the pot, it wouldn't make sense any way you look at it. NS reclaiming a line that has been neglected by class 1's since EL days, and that they have 2 parallel routes making it redundant to their bottom line? Unlikely at best...    
 
As far as ownership, I believe WNY&P owns to the NY state line east of Corry as well, right?


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« Reply #21 on: Feb 7th, 2011, 11:49pm »
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I doubt it would ever happen but it is one of the reasons that I will never work for another RR that does not own its own tracks. When I worked for NY&LE on the Meadville line that is what happened. But I was only working there part time and mostly for extra money and fun. I was a full time professional machinist at the same time. So I did not get hurt by the loss. I am told that the WNY&P are very good people to work for and they seem to run a good operation. Sometime when I am back home I will have to go see the RR.

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 8th, 2011, 8:43pm »
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on Feb 7th, 2011, 8:54am, Ron Stafford wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that you'll find that NS only owns the Hornell to Corry portion of the line.  
 
WNYP assumed direct ownership from MP 60.5 (Corry) to Meadville back in 2002 from the Northwest Pennsylvania Rail Authority.

 
You are correct. I'd forgotten about the WNYP purchasing the Corry-Meadville segment. Sorry for the confusion.  


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« Reply #23 on: Feb 8th, 2011, 10:53pm »
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Doesn't NS also own the Buffalo Line and lease it to WNY&P also?

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« Reply #24 on: Feb 9th, 2011, 11:11am »
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Leases were made for all the WNYP,   between NS and WNYP to also include the agencies and governments that backed the lease agreements.   Dave you might want to go back about 25 or 30 pages of posts to find out all the particulars of the deals,  including the first trains to Hornell,  the FRA agreements, etc.   Good reading, and a good history lesson to those interested.  
 
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« Reply #25 on: Jul 31st, 2011, 6:57pm »
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Just seeing whats new with the WNYP on the west end of things. I hear the sched has been moved around. Trips down the branch are now M,W,F and the Jamestown turn is back to just T,THR.  How are things with customers etc?
 
Thanks in advance


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« Reply #26 on: Aug 27th, 2011, 3:38pm »
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anybody know of current happenings around meadville?  
 
Thanks again


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« Reply #27 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 8:50am »
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on Aug 27th, 2011, 3:38pm, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
anybody know of current happenings around meadville?  
 
Thanks again

 
Still pretty much the same "normally".  They have made some Falconer turns on Sunday occasionally.  For being a 6 track yard, Meadville is a fairly busy yard with WNYP, and NS' coal run-throughs and the 11M/12M laying over.
 
Here's a blast from the past:


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« Reply #28 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 10:22pm »
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Hopefully you got permission from The owner to re-post his property. At least give him credit for the photo,Ya know....

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 30th, 2011, 7:45pm »
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on Aug 29th, 2011, 10:22pm, Alco539 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hopefully you got permission from The owner to re-post his property. At least give him credit for the photo,Ya know....

 
Agreed. Please credit the owner of the photo (unless it is you).  
 
 
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 30th, 2011, 8:48pm »
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If you look at the URL, that is a Tim Darnell shot from Railroad Picture Archives.  That's what the TAD is about in the corner.  I don't think Kevin stepped on anyone's toes sharing this one with us since it's already posted on the archives.  Tim's albums on there are great, and I would love to see more from back then around the Meadville area.

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« Reply #31 on: Aug 31st, 2011, 9:24pm »
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Me too (more pics) and thanks for the oldies that have previously been posted.

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« Reply #32 on: Sep 1st, 2011, 9:30am »
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I hope to get up and take some pic of the Oil City turn soon. Maybe wait a few weeks for the leaves to start turning, yep thats right today is 9/1/11 summer is ending quick! M,W,F are hard days to get out and fan though. Work work work work

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« Reply #33 on: Dec 13th, 2013, 10:38pm »
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What once was,
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2793070
 
Anybody know anything about the red GE in the background?


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« Reply #34 on: Dec 14th, 2013, 10:35pm »
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on Dec 13th, 2013, 10:38pm, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
What once was,
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2793070
 
Anybody know anything about the red GE in the background?

 
Looks like one of the GE "rebuilds"(and I use the term loosely)that was done for NdeM in transit from Hornell


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« Reply #35 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 5:24pm »
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Looks like even with the rerouting of NS traffic the group in Meadville is still holding there own.  
 
Funding to replace a good bit of ties on the Oil City branch is always a good thing.  
 
Electralloy is building a new plant in Rouseville the rumor has it will ship some product by rail.


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« Reply #36 on: Oct 17th, 2014, 11:44am »
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Good ol'421 continues to hold down the work at Mead, with the limited runs to Falconer seems the 421 will most likely be the unit you will get to see if you visit the area. Nothing major to report on operations around Meadville, the OC turn still is running M-W-F and peak color is about in around the area.

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« Reply #37 on: Jun 25th, 2015, 8:28pm »
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Traffic in Mead is steady, it has been slow for a while with the change in routing of Farmers Valley to Olean and not through Conway considerable traffic for Mead to Falc has been gone for some time.  
 
Franklin Steel is strong right now, sand is down. Seems like when one goes up the other is down and a "boom" in traffic never really gets started.


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« Reply #38 on: Sep 22nd, 2015, 3:28pm »
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Looks like ties are going in on the Branch, I know the crews will love that. Trains are running after curfew to allow the tie gang to get in and do its thing.

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« Reply #39 on: Dec 25th, 2015, 10:40pm »
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Not much to report.
 
427 is still holding down the Meadville assignment. Business is about the same as it was this summer. Franklin Steel seems to be the one customer keeping the lights on, rumors keeps coming down the line but nothing has formed yet.


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