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Most of the loading and offloading at Huntington were semi-trailers, We were hauling a lot of trailers back then. A lot of MOW trucks and equipment was unloaded and stored there for pickup or delivery to the various maint people. The Erie replaced and added a lot of equipment afer the ice storm of i...
- Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:37 pm
- Forum: Trip Reports
- Topic: Eel River, Erie Lackawanna country
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From Huntington east was all double track. From WO west of Huntington going west some single some double track. There is a track diagram on this web site, Look at Erie in Indiana.
- Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:44 pm
- Forum: Historical Uncoverings
- Topic: Fort Wayne Indiana and BEER
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ONE OF THE FORT WAYNE BREWERS STORED NEW EMPTY CANS IN OSSIAN AT THE OLD OSSIAN CANNING COMPANY WAREHOUSE. THEY WOULD COME IN BY RAIL. THEN TRUCKED TO FORT WAYNE AS NEEDED. ITHINK THEY DID THIS WHEN THE TOMATO SEASON WAS OVER AND THE WAREHOUSE HAD SPACE AVAILABLE. THIS WAS SOMETIME AROUND 1960.
I DON"T THINK MR. SMITH EVER TAKES HIS EYES OFF 0F THAT 700N CROSSING. THE COUNTY DISPATCED A DEPUTY AT 4:00 AM ONE MORNING THIS WEEK TO CHECK THE CROSSING BEING BLOCKED. I THINK THE QUOTE WAS JACK SMITH IS ON THE PHONE AGAIN.
KINGSLAND HAD CROSSOVERS BETWEEN THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND MAINS. THERE WAS A CONNECTING TRACK BETWEEN THE WESTBOUND MAIN AND WHAT IS NOW NS MAIN. THIS WAS LOCATED NORTH AND EAST OF THE TOWER. THERE WAS ALSO A SHORT SIDING ON THE EASTBOUND MAIN THAT WOULD HOLD A COUPLE OF CARS. THIS WAS LOCATED EA...
I WAS LISTENING LAST NIGHT WHEN NEW CASTLE DISP TOLD TRAIN CREW THE ROAD FOREMAN WAS ON HIS WAY TO KINGSLAND TO PULL TAPE AND WOULD HELP THEM BREAK THE TRAIN FOR THE CROSSING. DIDN'T GET THE TRAIN NO. I THINK IT WAS AROUND 1000 OR 1100 PM. DIDN'T HEAR ANY OTHER DETAILS.
I WORKED FOR THE ERIE BACK THEN, HUNTINGTON, KINGSLAND AND DECATUR WHEREVER NEEDED AND MIKE IS RIGHT. THE ERIE WAS A WELL MAINTAINED RAILROAD AND THE TRAINS RAN ON TIME. BAD LUCK AND BAD TIMING PLUS A FREAK EAST COAST HUIRRICANE WAS A REAL BLOW TO THE RAILROAD.