Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad Bad Tracks
The Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad, is a subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp and runs between Woodburn, Indiana, and Liberty Center, Ohio.
Much of the 53 mile long stretch of rail is built over swamp ground and is in poor state of repair. The current rated load capacity of the track is supposed to be 263,000 lbs.
Track maintenance and repair is currently be carried out including cutting brush, trees, and vegetation which is overgrown all along the route. Plenty of spike pulling from decayed ties and rail replacement along with tie replacement is needed.
In the meantime, it is slow going for this locomotive over what used to be the mainline Wabash Railroad.
Let us know your thoughts about how much longer the tracks can hold up. We would love to hear your comments…