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by Hotbox
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

I have to wonder how this added complexity might factor into any future decisions by GM to stay in Ft Wayne, or not?
by Hotbox
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

Just to reiterate, I am able to compose new messages, as well as compose replies to existing messages just fine. But when I hit the "submit" button, the original composition window reappears, but with the "bad news" message embedded in it as shown in the first link above. Since my Windows 7 system i...
by Hotbox
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

Well, it's reassuring to learn that I have not been banned. And thanks to all who have replied. note the following screenshots that confirm the problem I am experiencing (I have blotted out my IP address for privacy concerns), these are from my attempt to send a reply yesterday, Nov 3 First a shot o...
by Hotbox
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Question for the Grand Cahauna

I've been using a version of Linux to access this site since before the big plague. Never had a problem posting messages, replying to other people's messages, or exchanging private messages. On October 5 I posted a topic titled "Campbell's", to which Notch 8 replied.......and I attempted to ask one ...
by Hotbox
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Campbell's
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Campbell's

Thanks for the info
by Hotbox
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Campbell's
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Campbell's

One of you mentioned in another thread about Campbell's moving their soup production to Napolean, OH. Has this company been undergoing a restructuring?

Seems like I've been seeing significant downsizing at grocer displays over the past few years and wondered if the winds of change were blowing.
by Hotbox
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wabash RR ETTs
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Wabash RR ETTs

Not sure if you guys are familiar with this site, might even be one of you for all I know.
But I found the following interesting

http://www.2-8-2.com/Wabash-ETT.html
by Hotbox
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

It's thought provoking to contemplate how different living in Auburn would be back in the day with this main line passing through it, along with the B&O, and the FW&J.
Did any of those roads have a significant workforce in Auburn? (yards, shops, terminals, etc?)
by Hotbox
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New Castle District Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: New Castle District Project

It's too bad they haven't chosen to double track between the Kingsland bottleneck and Baer Field while they are at it. Must not be the thorn in NS's side that some thought it to be?
by Hotbox
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

I wonder if PRR was moving bridge traffic from the Eel to the Wabby in the same way that N&W would later move bridge traffic from the Cloverleaf to the Wabby?
by Hotbox
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

The Wabash was in receivership from 1909 to 1916, after George Gould's melt down. So, i'd estimate that they would have relished an opportunity to dodge the cost of the FW elevations.
by Hotbox
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

You know, I have never really gave much thought to the Wabash's role in the elevation project. The history seems to have been written only from a Fort Wayne and a PRR perspective. I have no clue how much the Wabash contributed financially, but if cost was an issue, and considering that this would h...
by Hotbox
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

I think the Wabash would have wanted to keep some type of presence in Fort Wayne, but once N&W took over, certainly the Wabash trackage in Allen County would have had a LOT less importance for them. I The thing that immediately occurred to me, assuming Wabash is using the Eel river route when Ft Wa...
by Hotbox
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 16741

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

The City has suggested another option as part of the expansion of Franke Park and the Zoo and I think it has more promise. Thanks for your detailed reply. If that alternate route encompasses coming in through the "Gateway" area, I think that is a better option I've heard some mention that the soil ...
by Hotbox
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe of interest (3).
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Maybe of interest (3).

Just to provide perspective on the "time zones" observation, following is a map of the time zone boundaries in 1913.

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