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    SUNSET ON THE MONON
    Time is not long for the former Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway as the sun sets on a late July afternoon in 2017. In the coming months CSX Transportation will file to officially abandon the remaining portion of the south end between the junction with the Indiana Subdivision of the former Baltimore & Ohio at Mitchell and the K&IT Bridge junction at New Albany. Times on the former bridge line were not always this bleak, harkening back to the days of Barriger's classic passenger trains of rebuilt Army hospital cars or quadruple sets of ALCo Century Series units leading Chicago-bound freights out of Louisville. Even in the beginning days of L&N operations the railroad saw a healthy 10 freight trains a day along with daily Amtrak service. Those times have passed now, as the old Monon has become useless in the grand scheme of the CSX picture. Of many blows, the 1999 Conrail merger and the 2009 deal with Louisville & Indiana Railroad have dealt the Monon it's final hands. Today it's only a matter of time until it's sister connecting line, the B&O, falls to the same fate.

    The times...they are a changin'.

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    Nice shot Alex

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    COAL IN Q COUNTRY

    BNSF C-NAMCEB hits the spring switch at Neilson Junction just south of Marion, Illinois. This is the former Fourth Subdivision of Burlington Northern's Galesburg Division operating between Centralia, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky. The railroad was originally used by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to access rich mining areas in southern Illinois and interchange general freight with railroads in the Paducah area. However, with clean air legislation and the cheap availability of cleaner coal in the Powder River Basin, the flow of coal reversed in the 1970's and 80's. Trains full of PRB coal now move south, railroad east, to power plants and transload facilities in the Paducah area. Over the years, various contracts for these facilities swap back and forth between BNSF Railway and Union Pacific, whom's rails this train is entering in this scene. For 16 miles the BNSF shares trackage with UP on the former Chicago & Eastern Illinois, later Missouri Pacific, Marion Subdivision between Neilson JCT and Vienna JCT where BNSF ownership resumes. In years past, the UP had it's own line that went in a few different directions at Vienna. To Joppa, Cairo or back to the mainline at Thebes. Today this line is gone and the UP simply enjoys trackage rights on an equal 15-20 miles of rail from Vienna Junction to Metropolis where they share the Paducah & Illinois Railway bridge with Canadian National. The bridge was funded in part by the CB&Q and the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis. The Illinois Central, CN's predecessor, was content using a car float operation and fought bridge construction tooth and nail to keep business away from the Burlington and NC&StL. After seeing they were losing the fight, they were all too happy to buy into the paper company P&I Railway's bridge and to this day sends the most trains over it across the Ohio River.

    ​Cheers, Woody

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    Next Project- Asheville N.C to Spartanburg S.C circa 1991

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    Hi ZetanCrash! Very nice shots, really great job!







    Barti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barti_1 View Post
    Hi ZetanCrash! Very nice shots, really great job!
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    Barti.
    nice shots where did you get those DTTX wellcars?

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    They appear to be RRmods but I could be wrong.

    Steam is King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slenderman8888 View Post
    nice shots where did you get those DTTX wellcars?

    Hi slenderman8888! Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. .

    NSC TTX Wellcars by RRMods.

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    one of several new 4-8-4 northern types on a empty coal train.

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    Really nice northern there UP5521! I take it kitbashing?
    Biggest Milw Foamer on the planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainz_12_fan_100 View Post
    Really nice northern there UP5521! I take it kitbashing?
    Lol, thanks, No, just a custom made northern which is not for release by a great friend of mine.

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    another 4-8-4 breaks the ban on steam that was in place by CSX who was and still is anti-steam unfriendly which the engine is hauling a string of their hoppers.

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    A few shots of a steam excursion being readied with some help from the local fire department and the journey afterwards










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    Now the excursion







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