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by Hotbox
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

I could be wrong about this, but also I believe the Society not having it's own local excursion track FOR THE 765 limits the appeal to the community of the whole package. The Society are imagining the 765 as a centerpiece "pull" to their operation, yet how often will that be more than a static displ...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

North River has is the thousands upon thousands cars that would drive by it every day and the proximity to Science Central, the Three River's Festival and the riverfront development. You can't put a price on that. Quite to the contrary, I believe that is exactly what they are doing. I'm having a ha...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

Bob Durnell wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:18 am
I can't provide detailed specifics,
Can you at least divulge if your offer was to lease or to purchase? (just being nosey)
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

Well, sincerely best wishes in hopes that you succeed. Just my cynical nature but I suspect that $$$ is more the issue than politics. They can sink their site remediation costs more easily into the entire parcel than just a portion. And I doubt they want to hold onto partial areas that they may neve...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

Not having seen the proposal you speak of, but reviewing the most recent drawings, a few thoughts come to mind: I'm sure they are eager to recover their envirohazard abatement costs. The drawings indicate that not only will the HWJ project not occupy the entire parcel, but further it will divide the...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 39
Views: 11144

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

We were talking in another thread about the old GE powwerhouse as was used before GE Taylor street started piping steam down the rail road right of way. Following is a graphic reference to the prior plant extracted from the 1919 Sanborns. For reference, the Wabash roundhouse is located immediately ...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

The point I was trying to make was that the people who ultimately hold the fate of Headwater's junction in their hands don't know about that and don't care. That's a rail fan thing, and they are not the problem here. This is a political thing right now. Sometimes things are more connected beneath t...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

I also realize sometimes there are reasons I'm NOT supposed to know it. I also don't think that the people we need to get behind this project give a damn about such things. Well, I didn't come into this thread looking for a fight, you asked what other people thought, and I told you what I thought. ...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

I could be wrong too, but every one of Kelly Lynch's articles in the paper have (to me) read like a "fetching" spiel. On the other side of that coin, if they've got all the money they need already committed, then I personally doubt they would have much trouble finding some other city willing to host...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

I think that a part of it might be strategic, as well. I have done no serious research to back up what I am about to say, but here is what I think: They are already collecting property taxes on the portions of Headwaters Junction that will not be physically located inside "North River"....is this no...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

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

I think that cronyism is no doubt a large part of it. You know the old saying "it's not who you know, but who you blow". The entitled special interests that make their connections well before they make their play are the ones who get green lighted. I think that is 90%. I think the other 10% of is th...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Decatur IN
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Decatur IN

That is a great picture.
I've got an old picture of the tower at Hugo that appears "stick for stick" identical to the tower in your photo...same colors too.
Which seems odd to me since none of the railroads involved would be the same.
by Hotbox
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Thu Jan 02, 2020 photos.
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Thu Jan 02, 2020 photos.

I'll second that!
by Hotbox
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Richmond PRR track map

Interesting, thanks. So then would that make Employee Time Tables ta better source to identify crew districts? (Edit/add) And if that seems like an ignorant question, I am sorry. I am not as experienced as many of you are in employing the common tools of the hobby. I'm just at a loss that historic i...
by Hotbox
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Richmond PRR track map

Thanks both Howard and Wayne. Do you guys think that PRR "division maps" would be at all useful in determining limits of various crew districts? And by saying that, I realize that division maps are going to offer nothing specific about the crew districts inside them. But is it safe to assume, for ex...