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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #80 on: Aug 3rd, 2004, 8:30pm »
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Great shots, please keep posting.  Ive only started following this line when I heard news a while back about  them possibly rebuilding it.  I have followed it since and it is really neat to see it coming back to life.  Is there any way that you could post shots of the same areas today if you have them?  I would really like to see how things have changed.  Thanks, Todd

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« Reply #81 on: Aug 8th, 2004, 12:50pm »
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Once again, take it for what it's worth- spoke with employee at Homer City PP and he thought trains were going to go up the hill right to the power plant. Unknown if this would be a short term or permanent arrangement. He also stated cars would be unloaded via bottom dump.

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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #82 on: Aug 15th, 2004, 10:57pm »
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on Aug 8th, 2004, 12:50pm, Jim_O. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Once again, take it for what it's worth- spoke with employee at Homer City PP and he thought trains were going to go up the hill right to the power plant. Unknown if this would be a short term or permanent arrangement. He also stated cars would be unloaded via bottom dump.
Putting in new siding to jockie cars around.


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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #83 on: Aug 21st, 2004, 9:25am »
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Not much happening around right now. Welded rail in place north of Indiana. May need ballast now. Lots of clean up going on north, old rail, ties, spikes, etc being hauled away. Major crossing work started at Oakland Ave in the vicinity of IUP which should take 5 days or so. Wouldn't imagine anything going south till this is complete then I imagine things will pick up again. Still need some welded rail through town and south of town along with track south of Lucerne Jct.

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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #84 on: Aug 31st, 2004, 8:30am »
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Crossing at Old Rt 119 between Indiana and Homer City is to be reconstructed beginning Sept 1. May take 3 days or so. Looks like work is proceeding towards the power plant.

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« Reply #85 on: Sep 1st, 2004, 9:36pm »
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Hello All:
 
Here is a photo of the first train in over ten years to reach downtown Indiana. This photo is from back on June 8th 2004.  The B&P work train had 13 gons of ties, seen here passing the train station in downtown Indiana.
 
Later,
 
   


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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #86 on: Sep 1st, 2004, 10:38pm »
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Just passed through there today.  The station is very nice and it appears there is another matching building nearby that  was used for railroad purposes.

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« Reply #87 on: Sep 2nd, 2004, 9:12pm »
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Welded rail train in town early this morning dumping rail through Indiana then moved south dumping rail the whole way to where the track ends. Power was ex-Kyle 3100 and B&P 3000. Lots of extra rail dumped south of town possibly for the part where there is no track yet. They have started laying track south of Lucerne Jct. where there was no track. Looks like things will start hopping again.
 
Nice shot too by the station!


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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #88 on: Sep 3rd, 2004, 6:19pm »
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Another train just came into Indiana with about 8 or 10 gons. 2 trains in 2 days!

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« Reply #89 on: Sep 18th, 2004, 5:25am »
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There's 2 trains in Indiana this weekend at the same time. At least 1 was for an Operation Lifesaver mass casualty drill involving a school bus that was suppose to take place Sat. morning, but was cancelled due to flooding. The one train that hit the bus had B&P 3000 and 3 hoppers which may have been used for ballasting new track in the area. Train was staged south of Maple St.   North of this train was B&P 2001 and 1 tank car sitting just south of School St crossing.  
 
It's possible that the flooding in the area Friday night was extensive. Don't know if it has affected the RR at all.
 
Meanwhile, track laying continues in Homer City area south of Lucerne Jct. Welded rail installed on east side of track Indiana southward. West rail is next. Some ballast has been dumped Creekside south to Ernest area.
 
Also, last Thurs. NS was unloading ties just north of Home, PA. There were about a dozen or so gons parked on the old Tanoma mine siding. Unknown if this is for general maintenance or NS/B&P related. Lots of track equipment on siding in Marion Center too.


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« Reply #90 on: Sep 21st, 2004, 6:13pm »
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Here's a couple shots of the 1st rail train after unloading all its rail north of Indiana. They parked by the old Ernest mine for the weekend.

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« Reply #91 on: Sep 21st, 2004, 6:14pm »
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Here's another.

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« Reply #92 on: Sep 21st, 2004, 6:24pm »
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Here's a machine guiding the welded rail from the outside of the track, where rail train laid it, to the center of the track for installation. Shot is in front of station in Indiana.

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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #93 on: Sep 21st, 2004, 9:05pm »
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Did anybody see any damage on the Indiana line as a result of flooding?  I came down fom Marion Center on Sunday and did not see any damage although Crooked Creek was still very high then.
 
The damage on the P & W at the bottom of the hill where I live is incredible, but it pales in comparison to the suffering of hundreds of people in that valley.
 
And Jim, thanks as always for the update and the great pictures.


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Re: Train traffic traffic through Indiana, PA
 
« Reply #94 on: Sep 23rd, 2004, 4:35pm »
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Thanks for the update, Jim.
 
Anybody know how long that siding by the power plant is?  Or if that bridge to the south of the switch is still in?


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« Reply #95 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 12:37am »
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Here's a few more shots. 1st are the 2 trains that were in the weekend of the bus crash drill that never happened due to Ivan. Here 2001 sits with a tank car just south of the School St crossing in Indiana. Don't know why the tank car... I think maybe it was for part of the training.

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« Reply #96 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 12:39am »
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Here, 3000 and 3 hoppers sit between IUP Marching Band lot and footbal field where the drill was to take place just south of Maple St about 4 blocks south of the 2001.

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« Reply #97 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 12:43am »
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Here power from a gon train loaded w/ties (3000 & 3100) sits behind Agway along Old Rt 119 just south of Indiana. Rt 422 by-pass bridge in background.

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« Reply #98 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 12:44am »
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The 2nd welded rail train dumps a lot of rail between Indiana and Homer City along Old Rt 119.

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« Reply #99 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 12:48am »
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And finally, work continues south of Lucerne Jct laying new track towards the power plant. View is just south of the Old Rt 119 crossing, which is being replaced, looking north towards Lucerne Jct. Crossing is at last track machine and about 10 gons are on the other side of the crossing.

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