fostoria diamond

wingnut1974 Nov 7, 2017

  1. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    you tube had a live feed over weekend showing diamond replacement in Fostoria. it showed a lot of the big and small types of work needed on a major project like this. someone might have a timelaps on this
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I saw a video, believe it was this project. A link someone sent of work done, on YouTube. Wish I could find that again.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    Thankfully I think F Tower still stands, though it's likely out of service.

    Perhaps twenty years ago my wife and I were 'fanning Fostoria and were admittedly trespassing close by the tower. Out of nowhere, a group of "suits" appeared and we thought we were cooked. One of the men walked up, introduced himself and nicely asked me if I knew what the value of his Hamilton 992 pocket watch might be. My heart rate slowed down considerably and we had a nice chat with no warnings. It was nice to find a kind and human side of railroading that I thought had vanished. Nonetheless, after a train passed, we made an expeditious exit.
     
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  4. BnOEngrRick

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    Yes, tower is still there. Control of the area has been transferred to the "IP" dispatcher, currently still in Indy. Change was made about 2 years ago.
     
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  5. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    video was on yuotube railstream site
     
  6. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

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    New NS diamond rides nice...of course they all do when they're new.
     

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