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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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HOTSPOT- Butler, Indiana

November 25, 2011

Butler, Indiana, located in the northeastern corner of the Hoosier State along U.S. 6, is a great train-watching location. Not as renowned as Wellsboro or Elkart, Butler has two busy mainlines crossing at a severe angle that is accessible without being apprehended for tresspassing. Norfolk Southern’s Detroit-Kansas City mainline crosses their ex-Conrail Chicago Line, once […]

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