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General Chatroom / MONON featured as Classic Trains latest "Fallen Flag"
« Last post by Tim T Swan on March 23, 2017, 02:04:00 PM »
Be sure to check out the latest issue of Kalmbach's Classic Trains magazine.  Our Monon is featured as this quarter's "Fallen Flag" line, with a nice article and several photos I hadn't seen before.
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Steam Locomotives / Re: Soo Line Mikes: Former Monon
« Last post by Eric Reinert on March 20, 2017, 12:01:44 AM »
My latest Bing Image search has yielded a new crop of former Monon Mikados at work on the Soo Line. The website is one devoted to Mikados built in 1912:  https://sites.google.com/site/mikado282typesteamlocomotives/built-1912

Here we have Soo 1024, 1034 and 1036. There are no dates on the photos but the photo of the 1024 must have been fairly soon after sale to the Soo since the capped stack is still in place.
I've also attached an eBay photo of 1025. I believe this is the engine that the Soo offered to the city of Rhinelander Wisconsin, but changed their mind after the city balked at maintaining it. All after the Soo had prettied her up too, which is obvious in this photo of her. She's lost her main rod, but has a glossy, recently repainted boiler, and nicely whitelined valve gear, running boards, drivers and wheels. What a shame.
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Buildings and Bridges / Re: Monon in the news
« Last post by Mark Johnson on March 05, 2017, 01:54:49 PM »
Still in the news; a friend from my HS days, now living in Texas, posted a link to the reward site for the Delphi murders on Facebook. We need to catch this guy.

Mark J
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General Chatroom / Re: Noblesville to Fishers trail news
« Last post by Mark Johnson on March 05, 2017, 01:53:01 PM »
A million dollars a mile to convert a ROW to a trail? I must be getting really old...I remember when you could build a new multi-lane highway for that!

I guess dollars are just smaller than they used to be.

Mark J
Columbia, MO
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General Chatroom / Re: Noblesville to Fishers trail news
« Last post by Chuck Stewart on March 01, 2017, 07:57:04 AM »
This is bad news! 
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General Chatroom / Noblesville to Fishers trail news
« Last post by Stew Winstandley on February 28, 2017, 11:27:09 AM »
Here's a link to Tuesday's news about a trail to replace the NKP line:
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/02/27/fishers-noblesville-turn-nickel-plate-corridor-into-trail/98493462/
Does the MRHTS have equipment at the ITM?
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The Hoosier Line Magazine - A publication of the MRHTS / Re: New THL
« Last post by Christopher Stone on February 27, 2017, 07:09:27 PM »
Mine arrived last Thursday in California.  I read it cover-to-cover that evening.  As always, I enjoyed it thoroughly and even learned a few new things!

-Chris
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Buildings and Bridges / Re: Monon in the news
« Last post by Robert Gibson on February 26, 2017, 08:20:57 PM »
Look under Delphi murders
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Buildings and Bridges / Re: Monon in the news
« Last post by George Lortz on February 26, 2017, 10:29:08 AM »
I checked all the news media we have available in southeast Indiana and could find no reference to this event.  Is there any news on the Internet?

George L.
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The Hoosier Line Magazine - A publication of the MRHTS / New THL
« Last post by Mark Johnson on February 26, 2017, 08:42:14 AM »
The Feb. Hoosier Line arrived in the state of Misery Missouri this week. Times change, but the quality of the content and the production continues. Great work by our new editor! Full color throughout is gorgeous.

Mark J
Columbia MO
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