Author Topic: Ex-B&O main from Cincinnati to St. Louis close to its last days?  (Read 551 times)

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C855B

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At least in mid-Illinois, there appears to be no traffic on this line now. Rust hasn't been broken on the rail tops for at least a month. What's really odd is that a big signal upgrade (CPL to Vader hoods, and associated com gear) was completed only but a couple of years ago. Traffic had been shrinking with CSX moving more and more to the ex-CR Indy-StL line, but when I crossed the tracks an hour ago I was obviously surprised by evidence of no trains running at all.

I had heard some rumor about the Evansville Western acquiring this line, but it was nothing more than that... just talk. Anybody know anything specific about the line?
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Re: Ex-B&O main from Cincinnati to St. Louis close to its last days?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:26:14 PM »
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Haven't heard anything on this but the way CSX has been derailing trains recently they better keep the line for detours if anything else.