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Date: 03/14/19 19:15
Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: sugarcreek56

The former B&O line to St. Louis was taken out of service several years ago and crossing signals deactivated.  However, over 150 flat cars were still stored on the line in Shattuc and Aviston, so CSX sent #8817 to clear the line while CSX special agents protected the grade crossings.  The locomotive traveled east to Carlyle, IL on Wednesday, March 19, went east on Thursday to Shattuc and returned to Trenton, IL before tieing down, with final return to Rose Lake Yard on Friday the 15th.
Pictures 1 & 2 Drive In Road west of Breese, IL
Picture 3  Passing Breese Central High School



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Date: 03/14/19 19:18
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: sugarcreek56

Pictures 4, 5 & 6 Linden Grove Road west of Breese, IL








Date: 03/14/19 19:19
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: sugarcreek56

Picture 7 & 8 Schumacher Road on the east side of Aviston, IL



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Date: 03/14/19 20:06
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: inCHI

What speed were they going since it has out of service that long?



Date: 03/15/19 04:59
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: sugarcreek56

10 MPH

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Date: 03/15/19 09:45
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: rantoul

Were signals working despite being turned away from roads?



Date: 03/15/19 11:24
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: bluesboyst

any plans for the line? 



Date: 03/15/19 13:38
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: ctillnc

Hardly any active online shippers. These days, when there are other ways to run bridge traffic, that spells D-O-O-M-E-D. Even a short line operator needs online shippers to make money.



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Date: 03/15/19 13:50
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: sugarcreek56

None of the crossing signals were working

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Date: 03/16/19 04:02
Re: Former B&O St. Louis Line
Author: Roadbed

Glad you were able to document a rare move on a once great line. Rail tops will have an unfamiliar shine for a couple of days anyway. Thanks for sharing.



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