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CSX Double-TRacking 1998 Part 1

March 24, 2013

In 1998, I again followed CSX’s mainline across northern Indiana and Ohio to record the double-tracking and upgrading. Wellsboro, Indiana, where the GTW and C&O crossed had been simplified; the C&O diamonds were removed and the signals replaced.   Farther east, at Garrett, Indiana, the old B&O yard had been re-ballasted and the signals replaced. [...]

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CSX Re-Double-Tracking 1997 Part 3

March 6, 2013

In Part 3 of our 1997 trip along CSX’s Cumberland mainline, we come to Greenwich, Ohio, where CSX crossed Conrail’s ex-Big Four “Bee Line” from Cleveland to Terre Haute, Indiana. No connecting tracks existed at this time, but CSX would inherit the “Bee Line” in the Conrail break-up in 1999. Within a year, connecting tracks [...]

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CSX Re-Double-Tracking 1997 Part 2

February 26, 2013

Continuing our trek along CSX’s ex-B&O mainline, we come to Hamler, Ohio. Here CSX crosses the former Detroit Toledo & Ironton RR, that has just been transferred to the Indiana & Ohio Railway. The track gang was still re-laying the second track, which would help with the increased rail traffic from the future Conrail break-up. [...]

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CSX Re-Double-Tracking in 1997

February 10, 2013

In 1997, CSX  was re-installing the second track on their former B&O mainline between Chicago and Deshler, Ohio. They were anticipating freight traffic to double after the Conrail break-up. Sadly, this also resulted in the classic color position signals being replaced. On August 6, 1997, I filmed the track gang adding the second track at [...]

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Iowa in Danger of Losing Passenger Rail Grant

January 3, 2013

According to local Iowa sources, the coming year is an important time for the future of Iowa’s passenger rail system. In 2010, more than $200 in federal funding was approved for a project which would create rail service between Iowa City and Chicago within the decade. However, the federal funding did not come without its [...]

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Seattle to Everett is Finally Back

January 3, 2013

Two weeks ago, a vicious mudslide in south of Everett, Washington caused havoc along with Seattle to Everett line.  The popular route for travelers coming into and out of Seattle from Everett couldn’t take advantage of Amtrak for the past 2 weeks. Today, as reported in The Seattle Times, service resumed. The mudslide was a result [...]

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