Posts Tagged ‘Hoosier Southern Railroad’

F Unit to be Used by Indiana Tourist Railroad

April 7, 2021

FP9 locomotives used by an Illinois short line railroad have been sold to two different buyers, including a California locomotive dealer that will use one of them on an Indiana tourist railroad.

Keokuk Junction Railway operated the former Canadian National A-B-A set for several years, making the western Illinois railroad a popular destination for photographers.

FPA No. 1752 has been sold to Dieselmotive Company of Turlock, California, which plans to use it on the Ohio River Scenic Railway in Tell City, Indiana. The Ohio River Scenic uses 22 miles of the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

It was to move via BNSF from Keokuk, Iowa, to North St. Louis and thence over Norfolk Southern to Indiana.

Dieselmotive vice president Noah McCann said the 1752 will remain in its current livery.

“One of my sayings is paint doesn’t pull freight,” McCann said. “The scheme still looks very presentable.’’

He also said the unit is in good mechanical condition. It last operated on June 5, 2019, and has since been stored in LaHarpe, Illinois.

The other two former Keokuk Junction F units, FP9A No. 1750 and F9B No.1761, will repainted into CN colors by new owner Gary Southgate, a farmer in Battleford, Saskatchewan.

 “I have been trying to collect equipment to match the look of the Super Continental Southgate said in reference to a CN passenger train that operated between from 1954 and the late 1970s,

Southgate already owns two FP9s that he keeps at the Alberta Railway Museum.

Indiana Port Reaches Pact With TNW Logistics

April 13, 2017

The Perry (Indiana) County Port Authority and TNW Logistics Services have reached an agreement to expand the Tell City River Port on the Ohio River.

The port, which includes the Hoosier Southern Railroad, is expected to see the development of additional industrial park facilities and river port operations.

The Hoosier Southern connects with Norfolk Southern at Lincoln City, Indiana.

In a news release, The Dallas-based TNW said this is its first venture into Indiana.

“This is a natural fit for the expertise TNW has gained while developing our rail and multimodal logistics centers in Texas,” said TNW Corp. Chief Executive Officer Paul Treangen in a statement. “We are eager to increase business volume, create economic development opportunities and foster strong relationships with the shippers and local communities.”

The port handles barge traffic from the headwaters of the Ohio River, as well as the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.

It has 38 acres of land with 3,300 square feet of Ohio River frontage covering more than 3,500 feet of undeveloped river frontage. Two large warehouses have more than 46,000 square feet for storage of bulk materials and 75,000 square feet of concrete and asphalt pads also are available.

Hoosier Southern Leasing Passenger Cars

August 9, 2016

The Hoosier Southern Railroad is preparing to offer excursion train service using passenger cars that it has leased from the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

IndianaThe excursion being sponsored by Scenic Lincoln Way, a non-profit tourism advocacy group based in southern Indiana.

The cars involved are coach No. 664, Fort Oglethorpe, a former Central of Georgia car; coach No. 663, a former Central of Georgia car; and No. 543, a St. Louis Car built for Southern Railway express service in 1943.

The cars have been idle since the Tennessee tourist railroad suspended its 2016 season earlier this year.

The 25-mile Hoosier Southern is based in Tell City, Indiana, and owned by the Perry County Port Authority.