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Date: 02/12/20 13:08
The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: WrongMain

We made a  quick trip into the wilds of northwest Indiana Tuesday, in search of the Chesapeake & Indiana, or the CKIN as it is known.  The CKIN wasn't moving, didn't even cross the road.  But that allowed for a couple of roster shots of its neat fleet of rebuilt SD-Ms, which are ex DMIR and EJ&E SD9's or SD18's.  

First up is the 815, an ex DMIR SD-M, which we found just south of Hannah.  It was resting with the 813.

Next shot is of the 818, which according to the stencils, is a "SD9M."  It was resting just south of Union Mills with the 804 as company.

To round out the photos, I've included the 5115, a high hood GP38-2, working the grain elevator at Union Mills back in November.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/20 13:09 by WrongMain.








Date: 02/12/20 14:29
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: ghemr

 Perfect day for photos of this unique railroad!



Date: 02/12/20 16:00
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: refarkas

Well done. Your third photo at the grain elevator is my favorite.
Bob



Date: 02/12/20 17:15
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the pics...



Date: 02/12/20 17:47
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: BaltoJoey

What a grandiose name for a railroad. Will that line ever reach the Chesapeake Bay? It reminds of days of yore.
When railroads took on unrealistic geographical names for their endpoints!



Date: 02/12/20 18:34
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: WrongMain

The name comes from the original owner, the Chesapeake & Ohio of Indiana, whose right of way the CKIN uses today.  The railroad runs from Wellsboro down to LaCrosse, IN, which was first a C&O line out of New Buffalo, MI.  At LaCrosse, it swings onto the old C&O of Indiana and runs to English Lake, with rights to North Judson, home of the Hoosier Valley RR museum.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/20 19:16 by WrongMain.



Date: 02/12/20 18:34
Re: The CKIN - Chesapeake & Indiana at Rest
Author: halfmoonharold

I believe the name refers to the heritage of some of their trackage (C&O).



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