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by Hotbox
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wabash RR ETTs
Replies: 1
Views: 112

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 147

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 11747

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: 198

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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by Hotbox
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 11747

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

Well, since the forum has been nearly dormant, I don't feel so bad steering this discussion onto a tangent. Any discussion being better than none. Does the FWRHS sincerely believe that the narrow guage excursion operations to the zoo will have a sustained patronage? I mean, I hope that it would, but...
by Hotbox
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Eel River

It's interesting to contemplate how the Wabash's eventual presence in Ft Wayne might have changed, had Gould continued to operate the Peru to Auburn routing. Declining importance of Toledo as a destination, what traffic that did remain handled through Montpelier. New Haven to Butler line never gets ...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe of interest (3).
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Maybe of interest (3).

Very interesting!! Appears as though the boundary between Eastern and Central time zones was over in the Buffalo (this schedule) and Pittsbugh (PRR schedule) area back in the day? Wish it was still there. I wonder how reliable the connections were between NKP and the eastern roads to continue on to ...
by Hotbox
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne 1930
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Fort Wayne 1930

The following photo, courtesy ACPL, depicts Fort Wayne's downtown, in 1930 (as evidenced from the scaffolding still around portions of the Lincoln Tower) Noteworthy to me as much for the buildings that are still with us, as much as those that are not. I think this is the first good picture I have ev...
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 11747

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

Now that Aunt Millies is no longer baking bread downtown, I wonder if you guys could get the use of their old siding as a tour embarkation point? With the Landing set to redevelopment, that might be a hot ticket? Location, Location, Location!! :twisted:
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 11747

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

you are no better off now than what you were before the project was announced. It would be funny if all the City's stubbornness at North River was due to reluctance for re-installation of grade crossings at Sherman, Wells, Harrison, and 4th Streets. Well, I guess they acquired control of that aspec...