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Date: 11/27/21 14:42
Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: WrongMain

We spent a nice Tuesday chasing the CKIN, the Chesapeake and Indiana, in northwest Indiana.  Only problem was there was nothing to chase.  The only thing moving was a former NS GP38-2 working at Thomaston, where the railroad interchanges with the NS's former NKP line.  We caught the great looking 6321, an original L&N SD40, now rebuilt to Dash-2 specs, at the small yard that the CKIN has just south of Hanna.  Later on at Union Mills, we found the 5115 sitting by the old B&O CPL that helps protect the diamonds at Wellsboro, where the CKIN interchanges with CSX.  The 5115 started life on the Southern and became a NS property.  Now, she's on the roster of the Indiana Boxcar company working for the CKIN and has been returned to the classic "tuxedo" scheme that she started life in.  Still in Union Mills by the elevator, we found former SD9 813, still wearing the colors of her original owner, the DMIR.  She still looks the same but is now called an SDM. MMMM, whatever.








Date: 11/27/21 15:16
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: jbohdan2

Your experience with the "Chicken"  (as CSX refers to the line), is typical.  I have an extensive collection of roster type shots of their power parked either around Union Mills or farther south.  It seems that when they are operating, they have mutiple moves on the same day.  A couple years back I caught that former L&N SD running long nose forward with a southbound grain pull to Thomaston.  I think they recently took delivery of another SD in that scheme that is set to replace the former EJ&E unit.  It is quite a collection.



Date: 11/27/21 15:23
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: WrongMain

I was wondering about that second blue unit.  I think I spotted it at LaCrosse that morning, along with the 818, the "J" unit, both of them unshootable.



Date: 11/27/21 15:34
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: krm152

Nice photo sries.  My favorite is #5115.  Saw so many SOU GP38-s's back in the 1970/80's that I got tired of them.  Seeing one now is super.
Thanks for your excellent photo posting.
ALLEN 



Date: 11/27/21 18:47
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: ghemr

Thanks for posting these cool photos!



Date: 11/27/21 18:58
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: tq-07fan

Nice pictures! It worked out you posted these so I don't have to post my pictures from Union Mills from Friday!

Jim



Date: 11/28/21 05:12
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: retcsxcfm

When I was there back in September I got most of the roster.
Missed the SD40 in blue.I did not know about it.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 11/28/21 10:21
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



Date: 11/30/21 14:30
Re: Nice November Day on the Chesapeake and Indiana
Author: MC6853

The shadow of the position light on the relay cabinet is amusing...



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