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by Hotbox
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Crew assignments

Okay, thanks...much appreciated!!


(pressing my luck) As far as Peru crews that pass through Fort Wayne, do any of them go East to Bellevue, or East to Toledo via Butler?
by Hotbox
Mon May 31, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Crew assignments

Well, that other discussion hit the wall pretty quick, let's try again: I guess that NS has crews based in Fort Wayne that run to both Chicago, as well as Cincinnati on the former NKP.....is that correct? I assume there are crews still qualified to run west on the former PRR? (true/not true?) And th...
by Hotbox
Sun May 30, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 22
Views: 7104

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

:? Lots of speculation on this topic going on the Indiana board, these people need to get a life! It is a Ft. Wayne issue and should be discussed on this board where it belongs. The below listing was lifted from this site's "Rail Operations" segment. Is it still accurate? Has it been superseded wit...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR
Replies: 0
Views: 1438

Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR

https://www.acgsi.org/genweb/fort-wayne ... diana.html

Makes some interesting reading, especially in terms of their "reasons why" such a line would be desirable. Don't miss the map at the back end of the pamplet
by Hotbox
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Hard to believe the importance of coal.. it came and it went.. A lot of "unusual" derelict infrastructure that didn't make much sense to me as a kid, turned out to be coal related. I just didn't have the context to understand what I was looking at. Another example being the old, odd trestle that us...
by Hotbox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Comparing these 1919 maps to the 1902 edition, you can extract unanticipated, but useful information. None of these line-side coal distributors shown in 1919 were even in existence in 1902. I never considered that the elevation project (1912) would have been a boon to the distribution of coal. But i...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Here are 3 composite images that I stitched together, gives a more comprehensive view. Between the 3 of them they cover the Wabash from Harrison Street almost to the river. Images are a little rough in a couple areas where I had to force fit distorted images. Click on each image a second time to zoo...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 43
Views: 32331

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Well, I doubt that they enjoyed moving all the graves so many times. It suggests to me that fort wayne exceeded the expectations for growth a couple times. Just guessing mind you, but when they moved the graves from downtown to Wall street,they likely never expected to have to touch them again,...un...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 43
Views: 32331

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

So Essex Wire sits on top of an old Catholic cemetery? Where was the closest Catholic Church? I thought that you might find the following of interest. According to these maps produced by the city planning commission in 1963, those graves placed on Wall street were relocated to there from an origina...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

BTW, I'm getting "beat up" by that nifty Spamhaus "anti-communication" tool once again, despite having a completely new IP number.

This is the ONLY site on the entire internet where I encounter this problem, and it surely gets aggravating.
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

And the next 3 depict the Wabby crossing over Fairfield (Rolf coal), the area just east of Fairfield (Hoagland Ave), and the leads to the freighthouse proper (Harrison st shown on far right).
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 12370

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Yes, if you look into the lot next to the Comcast building, you can see the "overhang area" for the coal dock, which I guess is where I got the idea that the siding more or less started at Taylor Street. I would love to see the Sandborns as well as any photos of that area if they exist. Let's see h...
by Hotbox
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

Yeah, I appreciate all you guys being patient with me. I guess I formed my opinion of "scrap metal" watching that Lincoln get recycled in the movie Goldfinger. :mrgreen:

Hadn't really thought about scrap sourced from other manufacturing processes. Makes sense.
by Hotbox
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

Well, it's great to hear about new industry coming into the region!! And being a rail related product is definitely a plus. But I'm not sure we are talking about the same things, metalwise. Look at the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alloy_steel#Material_science Now, if Brinco will be sourc...
by Hotbox
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

I could see this changing to either bring in scrap or to ship bolster's out. I've always been a little fascinated with the way they can utilize scrap, which is bound to contain at least some impurities, and reuse it in demanding applications such as this., where the batches are small, compared to t...