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2013 Photo Pages

Photos Needed - I'm looking for photos of railroad subjects in Madison County. They may be trains, locomotives, freight or... - click for more -
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March 5, 2013

New York Central Heritage Unit working at South Whitley Indiana.
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June 1, 2013

I was waiting for a High and Wide, when this Eastbound came by with the C40-8W 7831 in the lead. I had missed the High and Wide, but I did catch this.

June 2013
Damorion Page made a run from Andeson to Bellefontaine Ohio taking photos at main stops along the way.

Here is a photo of C40-8W 7756 departing the East end of South. Anderson Yard.

Damorion Page Photo

These photos are from Winchester Indiana. There are two photos of the freight house, one of the old depot and the two Brothers meet and talk, Engineer Larry Lewman And Track Inspector Ron Buser

" These three photographs seem to in a way depict the early days of the Big Four. We are standing at N East St Crossing looking Eastward down the "Bee Line." A photo of the Former Big Four Depot, reveals that the depot is still in use. This came to be after the Maintenance of Way Department decided to relocate their office building from the depot in Ansonia, Ohio. The Depot was built in 1907. The Freight House (also photographed) on the other hand, was constructed in 1912. It is astonishing that the the framework is still sufficient to hold it up. The track to the far right, that is shown in the foreground of the Eastward facing photo, is the Anchor Hocking Switching lead (about a mile East). This was once the access track for the Freight House, which also had loading and storage tracks behind it on it's South side. Turning around to look Northward, Track inspector Ron Buser pulls up next to us, after patrolling the road due to a storm the night before. Ron was an old head railroader, that went about his job with a "do it right or don't do it all" approach. Though he was a Track inspector, I think he could have worked in any department. It's no secret that Ron had been consulted to run an engine before. Looking back at these, I really regret not snapping a shot down the former PRR (GR&I) right of way. I also wouldn't mind having a comparison shot to the location of the former Winchester Tower. Oh well, maybe one day. "
Damorion Page Photos


This is Union City Indiana.  Here is a PC caboose, a track gang, and theold tower in Union City
 Damorion Page Photos


These photos were taken at Ansonia Ohio.  Here is a photo of track equipment, the Ansonia Yard office, a photo of the depot, two CSX GP38-2s, and a photo of the RJ Corman locos.
 Damorion Page Photos


Here is Sidney Ohio. The bridge was built in 1923 for the CCC&STL it is the largest bridge in this set. A track photo, and the photo of the track work with a track coming around a bend is the Sidney Dayton connection to go south. The Sidney depot was built for CCC&STL in 1923. There is a photo of a train going under the bridge at Sidney Hauling Millitary Tanks.
 Damorion Page Photos


All of these photos are taken at Bellefontaine Ohio. CSX9036, a C40-9W, is headed West towards Sidney Ohio. Here are two photos of the tower at Bellefontaine. Ex-Conrail but I believe it was NYC at one point of time. Just down the tracks is the CSX Depot for the Track foreman and Inspectors but it is titled Bellefontaine Yards. KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE IS NO YARD TRACKS ONLY A DOUBLE TRACKED MAIN.
 Damorion Page Photos


August 29, 2013
Ron Buser called me with info on an Southern Pacific loco leading a Westbound. Track 2, downtown, is having the crossing rebuilt, so the train would have to come through the yard on track 1. As I was going out of the house to go to 32nd street, an Eastbound was just passing, a long Eastbound. By the time I got to my spot on 32nd Street, the whistle was just fading only to be replaced by a louder one. That was the AC4400CW 266. And in just a few minutes it came around the bend and crossed Pitt Street.

September 10, 2013
On September 10th I received a call about an unusual unit at South Anderson Yard. I slipped over there and took a couple of photos. While there I noticed a new structure (it was very hard to miss) at the East end, so I snapped it before I left.

October 10, 2013
Here Is The MOW Crew On Track 1 Near Harvest Market . They ripped up the curve between Columbus and 32nd St. Then laid new track. They also removed the switch at Gridley for the old PRR.
Photo 5 is CSX 3055 Clearing CP247 EB at Columbus Ave.

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