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up6050
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« Reply #160 on: Oct 25th, 2007, 10:20pm »
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Does anyone know why the WLE ran some executive train across the AVR and onto the BPRR within the last few days?

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« Reply #161 on: Oct 26th, 2007, 8:45am »
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on Oct 25th, 2007, 10:20pm, up6050 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does anyone know why the WLE ran some executive train across the AVR and onto the BPRR within the last few days?

 
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« Reply #162 on: Nov 4th, 2007, 12:26am »
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This was on the grants page of the FRA website. No date, but a paragraph above this one had a Sept 21, 2007 date in it. Guess the rail from the Low Grade will come down south.
 
The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad is receiving a $3.75 million grant from the FRA to begin improving a portion of a 25-mile track spur from Creekside to Cloe in west central Pennsylvania. The grant funds will be used to install approximately eight miles of new track to support delivery of coal to the Edison Mission Homer City Power Plant. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is providing $937,500 in matching funds.  
 
8 Miles for $3.75 mil...hmmm


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« Reply #163 on: Nov 7th, 2007, 8:48pm »
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Rail train through Indiana today between 1pm and 3pm. Probably just went to Homer City to turn around.
 


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« Reply #164 on: Nov 9th, 2007, 1:27am »
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Found the Rail train today dumping around Home. Atlas crew putting it in right behind them working around the 2nd crossing on Chambersville Rd from Rt 119. It appears they started at the switch in Creekside and are headed north. 8 miles would put the end of the welded rail just north of Marion Center if they lay what the FRA Grant was for. Here's some pictures.

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« Reply #165 on: Nov 9th, 2007, 1:30am »
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In this shot the guys are hooking up the end of one piece to another.

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« Reply #166 on: Nov 9th, 2007, 1:32am »
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Not sure if the train drags the rail off or if this guy is setting it off or just guides the rail or a combination of the above...

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« Reply #167 on: Nov 9th, 2007, 1:38am »
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So, does anyone know the current status of the line? As of a couple weeks ago, CSX still owned it, B&P and yes, NS still have lease on it and NS still had to maintain it (NS was at the crossing in Rochester Mills fixing the xing signals within the last 2 weeks). I have to imagine a more permanent arrangement is going to or has been made...

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« Reply #168 on: Nov 10th, 2007, 11:00am »
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For those interested i took some pictures of this last train (railtrain) on the way in on the Low grade and on the way out this past Monday before they headed out to Creekside. Follow the link below to my pictures. The most recent page or 2 will have some what i took of the railtrain.
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« Reply #169 on: Nov 13th, 2007, 4:39pm »
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8mile for 3.7mil aint too bad, I know we have done rehab jobs for 800k a mile!

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« Reply #170 on: Nov 13th, 2007, 6:39pm »
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on Nov 4th, 2007, 12:26am, Jim_O. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad is receiving a $3.75 million grant from the FRA to begin improving a portion of a 25-mile track spur from Creekside to Cloe in west central Pennsylvania. The grant funds will be used to install approximately eight miles of new track to support delivery of coal to the Edison Mission Homer City Power Plant. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is providing $937,500 in matching funds.  
 
8 Miles for $3.75 mil...hmmm

Actually 3.75 + 0.94 = $4.69 million.
That still does not build 8 miles of track or anything close to it.  It might build somewhere between 2 and 3 miles of track.  It has got to really mean upgrade 8 miles of track.  You can probably put in 8 miles of used rail and a few ties and some ballast, but not much more.  At least from the pictures the tie condition did not look that bad.


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« Reply #171 on: Jan 26th, 2008, 9:26pm »
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Had a coal train come pass this afternoon loaded heading towards NewCastle anyone have any idea were it came from?

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« Reply #172 on: Feb 12th, 2008, 10:10am »
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Using Live Search (http://maps.live.com/), it's easy to follow the rehabed B&P track from Indiana south to the the power plant.

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« Reply #173 on: May 28th, 2008, 6:26pm »
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Saturday May, 24th. The crew of the Homer City Power Plant empty train outlawed just after dawn allowing me to get a rare mid-morning daylight shot!

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« Reply #174 on: May 28th, 2008, 6:30pm »
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Caught the same train at the Rose Street and South 13th crossing around 3:45 PM.
 
Tried to chase it to creekside, but was thwarted by several carloads of "blue haired ladies" with no particular place to go, or need to get there.


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« Reply #175 on: May 28th, 2008, 6:40pm »
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The typical B&P mis-mash of motive power rumbles along S. Thirteenth St. past the closed, but still Steelers proud, Brodsky Salvage. The IUP campus and the Cupola of John Sutton Hall stand out in the background.

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« Reply #176 on: Jul 12th, 2008, 10:55am »
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I hear there are some G&W visitors on the line now, anybody know why, what power left?

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« Reply #177 on: Aug 1st, 2008, 7:19pm »
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Are there any rails on this forum that work for the B&P? If there is please contact me off list. I'm in a position to take a job with GWI and would like some information.
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« Reply #178 on: Aug 8th, 2008, 10:17am »
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I am hearing talks about the B&P building a spur into AK in Butler. Looks like the south end of this railroad is growing growing growing.....

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« Reply #179 on: Aug 8th, 2008, 2:01pm »
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There's actually an in-depth discussion of this on the Bessemer & Lake Erie board here:  
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