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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by TBurke on October 20, 2017, 08:15:56 AM »
It looks like Ed Ellis found a new home for those tank cars that were moved off the Chicago Terminal rails recently.

http://poststar.com/news/local/first-tank-train-cars-arrive-for-storage-in-adirondacks/article_16c15f08-0b3d-5798-a894-2288d8fae765.html
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General Discussion / Re: Chicago Terminal and Goos Island and abandonment
« Last post by mark_k on October 17, 2017, 06:48:35 PM »
Thanks Doug. Impressive document.
Most of the maps were atypically accurate and they appear to have hired a professional photographer.

I visited Chicago last weekend, but only got a brief look at the Chicago Terminal trackage during a rainy twilight and couldn't see much. I spotted their engine parked in the North Avenue yard.

I'll be most surprised if any of those tracks are still passable, let alone extant, come this time next year.
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General Discussion / Chicago Terminal and Goos Island and abandonment
« Last post by D. Kaniuk on October 12, 2017, 11:47:51 PM »
Here is the link to the adverse abandonment filed by Alloy. Interesting read, contains information about the cost of leasing the locomotives, the customers on line (or lack of) and pictures. Caution: this is a large PDF.
Link: https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7f93537688b8e5852573210004b318/dff1463f05044182852581b70047b0a5/$FILE/244514.pdf
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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by GM on October 04, 2017, 09:30:17 AM »
Crains Article on Tank Car Storage fight
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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by cnwnorthline on October 03, 2017, 08:52:51 PM »
Here's some more of the "story"

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20171003/CRED03/171009952/railcars-roll-off-goose-island-but-iowa-pacific-to-bring-them-back

Also looks like their in trouble for using the name "Polar Express" without copyright permission in other areas.  Mr. Ellis sure has a lot on his plate these days! 

-Matt
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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by TBurke on October 03, 2017, 10:08:26 AM »
It looks like Chicago Terminal retrieved all of those tank cars yesterday...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5632/37467201201/in/feed
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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by Brianbobcat on September 22, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »
This was my favorite line: "“In my opinion, these guys are railroad trolls,” Garrison said. “They want to get paid to move out of the way.”"  It's like developers don't like getting paid for their land and rights.  What a hypocrite.
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Modeling / Re: C&E in O scale
« Last post by TBurke on September 21, 2017, 09:30:32 PM »
I model the C&E in N-scale in two segments.  It would be a challenge to find enough room I imagine to do it in O-scale.

These MILW engineering diagrams I recently posted might help.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39092860@N06/36828329171/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39092860@N06/36780665726/in/dateposted-public/
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General Discussion / Re: More about those tankers on Goose Isand
« Last post by mark_k on September 21, 2017, 03:15:50 PM »
Just caught that. I like the line where the developer says something to the effect that freight
Rail is not compatible with the  City's industrial plan.
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