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I used to drive through this town frequently over a long span of time and never saw but two trains, ever.  

http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/stopped-trains-stop-life-in-hardin-county-village



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There's your second one. It's been there since last time you came through. Don't be disappointed though, it'll be moving any day now!



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Last train I saw there was a Conrail train, nearly 30 years ago, ***. Only reason I know when it was is because I remember exactly where I was going when I saw it. It went right on through.

Problem is, CR or maybe PC ripped out the double track east of there and created a, well, you know, you can run as many trains in single track and Traffic Control as you can with double track, a statement I've read many times but never believed.

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CR was growing desperate towards the last days before the break up, and trying like hell to save money everywhere they could. Eliminating double track, passing tracks, redundant lines is always the first order of bidness!

Conrail seem ed to follow PC in many practices. Usually the worst first.



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Don't say that to some of the former CR employees. They stick up for CR like it's their favorite sports team.

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Seriously? Former CR grunts ought be retired by now! Either that or having moved on after taking buyouts mgmt. offered senior guys 'take the money and go away...' Plenty New Jersey Div. (small) guys took 'em up on it. Get outa JC, Newark, and E'port, and Pennsy Divisions.

Many of 'em just disappeared...hard ta believe ANY ex-CR guys are still employed by CSX, or LAMCO.



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No, it's not, I'm sure Pipes knows several. I know there's several working in Cy's former territories. Still remember the one guy who sat at the hotel one day and went on and on about how great CR was and we finally got it out of him that he'd hired out like tu months before the acquisition.

The guy who left the reverser in, one notch, etc., he was one.

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1999 won't be over until 2045.

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Uke wrote:

Seriously? Former CR grunts ought be retired by now! Either that or having moved on after taking buyouts mgmt. offered senior guys 'take the money and go away...' Plenty New Jersey Div. (small) guys took 'em up on it. Get outa JC, Newark, and E'port, and Pennsy Divisions.

Many of 'em just disappeared...hard ta believe ANY ex-CR guys are still employed by CSX, or LAMCO.



-- Edited by Uke on Wednesday 28th of March 2018 09:04:35 AM


No they're still around. Especially at former CR terminals like Indianapolis (Avon), Buffalo & Selkirk. Even one guy who hired out just prior to the NYC/PRR merger. Obviously he can retire but he likes trains so he'll likely end up dying on the railroad. The ones who are the most defensive are the guys who hired out in the 80's, early 90's. First thing they always say.....Back when it was Conrail............      

 

 


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We had two guys, both military veterans who were CR hires. One guy was from a RR family, had retired from the Army and then hired out, the other guy was a Navy vet. When you'd get them together, the Navy vet would say exactly what Slugger said, "Back when it was Conrail. . ." and then launch into how great it was, and the Army retiree would sit behind him and shake his head no, he's lying, it wasn't like that. The Army guy's retired now from LAMCO but the Navy vet is still laboring away for LAMCO.

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