INRD, CSX to Remove Spring Hill Diamond

The Indiana Rail Road and CSX have notified the U.S. Surface Transportation Board authority of their plans to remove a diamond at Spring Hill near Terre Haute, Indiana.

The diamond is the crossing of the former Chicago & Eastern Illinois line now owned by CSX and the former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific line now owned by INRD.

In the filing the two railroads said they plan to relocate a short segment INRD track as well as remove the diamond.

“The joint project will not result in the disruption of service to any shippers, expand the operations of INRD into new territory, or alter the existing competitive situation among carriers,” the carriers said in the STB filing.

As part of the reconfiguration, INRD will receive overhead trackage rights over a short portion of the CSX CE&D Subdivision, which is a major freight artery between Chicago and the Southeast.

INRD plans to build 800 feet of track southeast of Spring Hill to create a connection to CSX and remove 1,000 feet of track northwest of the diamond.

The two railroads plan to finish the work on or shortly after Oct. 27.

The arrangement will be similar to how R.J. Corman operates over a short section of Norfolk Southern’s Fort Wayne Line at Mace interlocking in Massillon.

To view the filing to https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7f93537688b8e5852573210004b318/8eca5f63f20d6ef785258315006b921c/$FILE/246439.pdf

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