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Re: May 20, 2017 Washout at Salem and Fogg Siding
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:34:55 AM »
Thanks, Pete.  I'm the idiot in the group so please tell me...this is the trackage that runs due east out of Salem?  My online searches seem to indicate that this track hasn't been used since 2010?  Is this correct?  Thanks!

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Re: May 20, 2017 Washout at Salem and Fogg Siding
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 03:17:28 PM »
Yes, it runs east and west on the east side of Salem.  I have been told that Fogg siding was the longest siding on the Monon at about 9000 ft. long.

I am not sure of the year without looking as to when INRD stop using the line.  I do know that after INRD stopped utilizing their trackage rights that CSX stored hundreds of coal cars on the mainline.  Cecil Smith and I just happened to be outside of the Salem Depot about 3 years ago when a lone locomotive passed the Depot heading south.  About an hour later it returned heading north with a long string of bulkhead lumber cars that had been stored on Fogg Siding.  As far as we know that was the last of the stored cars and the last train to move over the line to Mitchell.
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Re: May 20, 2017 Washout at Salem and Fogg Siding
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 08:33:30 PM »
Thanks, Pete!