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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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Greg’s Lens: Railroads of Maryland Volume 1

August 7, 2011

Railroads of Maryland Volume 1 My name is Greg Primrose and I am a photographer, railfan and moderator at Railroad.net. I have been given permission to publish some articles on Railroad.net. It is my hope to bring some articles to railroad.net to discuss locations for railroad photography and techniques to obtain the best pictures. I […]

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