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by Howard
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Windmills on CF&&E

Comments said they were headed to Van Wert where they would be loaded onto trucks. I think I saw somewhere the final destination was north of there, but I forget where, Haviland area perhaps.

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by Howard
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Windmills on CF&&E

Found a video of CF&E moving a train of 243' windmill blades from the I&O to the CF&E in Lima, OH. It takes 4 TTX flats per blade to haul them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PROIHVM ... kyRJW64uJM
by Howard
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

Not sure, but I think the NKP freight house burned in 1968. I have never seen a picture of it before the fire. If anyone has a picture of either freight house I would like to see it posted. I think I once read the NKP passenger station burned about that time, but I don't know for sure. Here's a pic...
by Howard
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 16
Views: 7372

Re: ND&W Photos

But then, the smallest defect will put one on the ground despite what happened in that video.
by Howard
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Those were the biggies. The LE&W was separate from the NKP until 1922. There was also the GR&I which had been purchased by the PRR in 1918 and the Lake Erie & Fort Wayne switching line on the west side which was independent until acquired by the Wabash in 1929. Two others that don't meet the 1920 da...
by Howard
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 6980

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Case purchased American Tractor in 1957 and moved the production to Burlington, IA and closed the plant in 1960 or 61.
by Howard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

And after the elevation
FTW NKP Station.jpg
by Howard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

And another
Fort Wayne NKP.jpg
by Howard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

Here's one view
Fort Wayne NKP Entrance.jpg
by Howard
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

Passenger service ended 9/10/65 and I have a note on a photo of the station that it burned in 69 although I'm not positive about that.
by Howard
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mother and slug
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: Mother and slug

A slug is a loco which has had the prime mover removed, but the traction motors remain. It receives power for the traction motors through cables from the mother.
by Howard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 3775

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

East Berry St just west of Anthony Blvd, looks like the photographer was standing on Anthony.

You can see it here https://goo.gl/maps/Lh4TMRKLFDM2 The building is now Summit City Brewerks.
by Howard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NKP # 157

The pole line appears to make a curve over to the photographer's location making me guess that it may be an power line paralleling the RR, leaving the possibility that this is near Junction which seems most likely with the buildings in the background.
by Howard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NKP # 157

The Interurban turned eastward just north of Lower Huntington Road.
by Howard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Campground
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Re: Campground

The Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen offers RV camping for the public when events like the fair are not happening. I think the newer RV sites may not be next to the fence, but 20 years ago camping was next to the fence next to the NS line.