Falls Rd Corn Train #4

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Postby RailKevin » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:38 am

I found some info from the ehtynol plant thread.

agvter wrote:I just received an email from a friend and he told me that the first Falls Road RR grain train is to be ordered out of Hamler, Ohio sometime this evening or night>>Sunday December 9th, symbolized G-334- (09 ?) ...

I'm not sure if that means the train loaded at Hamler or if there was a crew/power change.
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Postby med-train » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:45 am

It is my understanding that the first train was Ohio corn. Hamler is just a hamlet size town; however, it does have a fairly large grain elevator farm with a long siding where the cars could have been loaded.

Here is a Live Local map. No "Birds Eye View".
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&c ... Y0MjMzMDE=

The siding appears to be a link/connector to a former north-south railroad.

The ethanol goes out to fuel tank farms in places like Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore etc. It does not normally go to a refinery; however, it could be blended at a NJ refinery for local delivery near there. It is quite possible that some tankers have stopped in the Buffalo area.
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Falls Road Grain trains

Postby Trainmanal4243 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:22 pm

Have there been any more grain trains on the Falls Road. Nothing has been added since mid February of movements.
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Postby Nathan M3 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:42 pm

No corn trains since Feb. 8. Local corn has been keeping plant going.
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Re: Falls Rd Corn Train #4

Postby Alcophile » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:33 am

I believe crew changes occur at Delphi near Lockport-Cambria town line.
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