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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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Fulton County Authority- Rochester, Indiana

November 25, 2011

Following the Erie Lackawanna’s 1972 bankruptcy, Conrail picked up the remains in 1976, and promptly eliminated all trackage west of Marion, Ohio as a through route. After short line operators Erie Western and Chicago & Indiana RR went belly-up, most of it was returned to Mother Nature. One segment west of Rochester,Indiana was retained by […]

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