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There are a number of lines on the chopping block, including the Fort Wayne Line and Toledo Branch Subdivision. I had my money on NS buying the Ft. Wayne Line back, but from what I've seen recently that's not in the cards. The Toledo Branch Sub would seem to fit with the Indiana & Ohio system, but it remains to be seen if RailGenerica can come up with the capital to purchase it. There is also a rumour that NS is going to sell the Lima District from Morris to DA, and again this would seem to fit well with the I&O, but the same problem remains.
heres the news I just found out!
RailAmerica filed with the Surface Transportation Board today a letter
stating the following notice was posted at the workplace regarding the
Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFER).
May 19, 2004
Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFER), a division of Central
Railroad Company of Indianapolis
NOTICE TO CSXT EMPLOYEES
Pursuant to Surface Transportation Board regulations at 49 C.F.R. §~
1150.42(e), the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis ("CERA"),
hereby provides notice to the employees of CSX Transportation Inc.
("CSXT') that it intends to lease and operate as a separate division,
called the Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad ("CFER"),
approximately 276 miles of CSXT's line of railroad:
1. Fort Wayne Secondary, Tolleston, IN, MP QF 441.8 to MP QF 314.0 at
2. Fort Wayne Line, Adams, IN, MP QF 314.0 to Crestline, OH, MP QF
191.3 (excluding Crestline Yard);
3. Decatur Second, Adams, IN, MP QFD 86.6 to Decatur, IN, MP QFD 70.4 and
4. Spore Industrial Track, Bucyrus, OH, MP QFS 69.32 to Spore, OH, MP
Collectively referred to as "the Ft. Wayne Line," effective August 1,
2004. CSXT will retain ownership of the track, as well as the
underlying and appurtenant real estate, and will lease that real
estate and trackage to Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis.
As a result of the lease, CERA expects to hire approximately
twenty-four (24) operating employees, one (1) carman, two (2)
locomotive mechanics and two (2) track inspectors.
The RailAmerica site notes the following positions will be filled:
Fort Wayne: Trainmaster
Fort Wayne: Roadmaster
Lima: Assistant Trainmaster
Cincinnati: Locomotive Mechanic (2)
Fort Wayne & Lima: Carman
Fort Wayne & Lima: Track Inspector (2)
Fort Wayne & Lima: Train Service Employees (24)
Not sure how 1 carman works both Lima and Fort Wayne. However, the
job descriptions says "Must be willing to travel" and "Must be willing
to work shift work. Must be willing to work more than the regular work
week at different times of the year."
There were actually 2 T&OC lines, the one through Fostoria (Abandoned) and the one through Bowling Green and Findlay. The one through BG is the Toledo Branch Sub. They both went to Stanley Yard in Toledo.ToledoTerminalRy wrote:I thought this line was torn up, from Toledo South - The one that used to run through Fostoria.The former T&OC line from Ridgeway north to Toledo.
The Eastern Branch (the line through Fostoria) went into the south side of Stanley Yard. The Western Branch (the line through Bowling Green) went into the north end of Stanley Yard. When the Eastern Branch was taken up this removed the southern access to Stanley Yard and setup the singled-ended arrangment of the yard used today.dti407 wrote:There were actually 2 T&OC lines, the one through Fostoria (Abandoned) and the one through Bowling Green and Findlay. The one through BG is the Toledo Branch Sub. They both went to Stanley Yard in Toledo.