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by Howard
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 922

For a time, I was involved with recycling aluminum for sale to GM for the production of engine blocks, not exactly the same, but very similar I'm sure. They are not buying truckloads of mixed scrap like we might picture from Omnisource or other scrapyard. They buy ingots of metal that have been melt...
by Howard
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

That was the extent of FWRHS facilities while 765 was being rebuilt, no fancy shop. Corner of Ryan and Edgerton Roads.
by Howard
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

It would be interesting to read the internal paperwork justifying this project and get a feel for how badly NS has messed things up.
by Howard
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

There is some major earthmoving going on on the site of the former IH TSPC on Moeller Rd between Meyer and Adams Center Roads rumored to be for this purpose. If so, it appears there will be a major parade of pickups down I-469 and Adams Center Rd. to get them here.
Moeller RD.jpg
by Howard
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Saint Joseph Valley Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 43896

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: 3372

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: 15972

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: 3576

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: 4401

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: 8740

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: 4649

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: 4649

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: 2535

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: 3175

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: 5501

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