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by Howard
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Saint Joseph Valley Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 38029

Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

Orland depot was originally on the south side of Railroad St on the south side of town.

The Mongo depot was on the west side of the highway next to the elevator.
by Howard
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remarkable reference
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Remarkable reference

I think they've covered themselves for situations like those RRs with a line in red on page 3:

As this document is a human endeavor and humans make mistakes, please be aware that:
THERE ARE ERRORS, MISTAKES AND OMMISSIONS WITHIN THIS BOOK!
by Howard
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 9420

Re: Back Again

Notch 8 has taken on the administration duties, but Greg Lavoie still has the server and has to reset it when the site crashes.
by Howard
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Yes, I believe it was used as offices for a time. Last use was Greiger Chevrolet, shown here in 1960.
FTW PRR First Depot-1960.jpg
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by Howard
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania S-1
Replies: 2
Views: 3677

Re: Pennsylvania S-1

It's hard to imagine everything holding together at 134 or 156 mph.
by Howard
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 6022

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

I don't know any history or when Fruehauf came to town, but looking at the aerials, it seems unlikely that this was railroad property as their shops were all on the other side of the main. This 1937 aerial shows nothing RR on the south side of the main and the Fruehauf buildings were considerably sm...
by Howard
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 3396

Re: Richmond PRR track map

Talked to a friend who lived next door to the engineer I posted about. He says that the engineer often worked Richmond to Logansport and Richmond to Cincinnati that he knew of, lived in Richmond.
by Howard
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 3396

Re: Richmond PRR track map

I knew a man who was an engineer there in the 40s-50s. We didn't talk districts, but it sounded like he operated out of Richmond to where ever. He did mention that the GR&I to Fort Wayne was a prize run because because of it's schedule and he was able to get it once when he had low seniority when no...
by Howard
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: GR&I 4-4-0 No. 10 Richmond IN
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Re: GR&I 4-4-0 No. 10 Richmond IN

But what was high speed in 1870? Probably adequate for that.
by Howard
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond Indiana PRR
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Re: Richmond Indiana PRR

Before I read it was a double track bridge, I wondered how they would clean up that mess?
by Howard
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

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.

Howard
by Howard
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Windmills on CF&&E
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

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: 6531

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: 23
Views: 18413

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: 4733

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...