NKP 765 Update - Fostoria
Thursday, May 30 --Conway to Bellevue
FRIDAY, MAY 31 - BELLEVUE TO NEW HAVEN
Expect the NKP 765 to pass through Fostoria between 8-10 a.m.
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May 13, 2013
The official Notice to Proceed for the park was issued on April 15, so as of today, May 13, there are 242 days remaining on the contract. Work is progressing well. The entrance off of Poplar Street has had some work begun as the Columbus Ave. temporary entrance is not usable with the NKP and C&O tracks being torn up for replacement. Below photo courtesy of Herm.
February 22, 2010
The Pork Packing building has been down for some time now. The ground has been leveled off somewhat, but we have no time table for future work. The grant money is still available from ODOT, but the federal government had put all grants on hold so dates aren't yet available.
The following are portions of e-mails sent from Ellen Gatrell to FRPS members concerning the progress of the pork processing building demolition.
Photos of the demolition of the Pork Packing Building are in the Review Times Tuesday, December 15, 2009 paper. You can access it at www.reviewtimes.com. When you read the article, please note there are some errors in it. Burgess & Niple is the engineering firm from Columbus Ohio who has been working on the project for 8-9 years, All Aspects Contracting, Elyria, Ohio are the demolition contractors hired by the City of Fostoria to demolish the building and clean up the debris. FRPS, to my knowledge, has not donated any funds to the city for the project, but we were instrumental in helping the city acquire the $815,000. grant from ODOT by supplying the Fostoria Railfan Surveys. The surveys were tangible proof of railfans traveling to Fostoria to view trains, etc. Eddie had access to the demolition and has many more photos taken over the two days and still taking photos during the cleanup process. He has them available on trainorders.com and if you are a member of that website you can view them.
Nov 30, 2009
Talked to Dan Thornton, City of Fostoria engineer today. I asked him if All Aspects Contracting, Elyria, OH would begin the demolition this week on the pork packing building. He said it will probably be December 16 until they will begin demolion of the building. There was an asbestos issue on some of the windows and apparently that is being taken care of now. The city will have a 30-day demoliton contract for the project and it will be carried over until mid January, 2010. FRPS is trying to keep all railfans informed of the updated progress so the photos can be taken when the demolition begins.
Nov 14, 2009