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Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: Alaska RR
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

Re: Alaska RR

I"ve seen it. One of the best TV railroad shows I've seen.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IH Travelall
Replies: 6
Views: 4381

Re: IH Travelall

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...
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Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IH Travelall
Replies: 6
Views: 4381

Re: IH Travelall

I think they were built in Springfield Ohio. Huntington had a ramp and dock to load or offload auto racks, but I don"t remember it getting much use.
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eel River, Erie Lackawanna country
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

Re: Eel River, Erie Lackawanna country

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.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Indiana and BEER
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: Fort Wayne Indiana and BEER

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.
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Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: yoder,in
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: yoder,in

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.
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Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: yoder,in
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: yoder,in

MARK, I WORKED IN THE SIGNAL DEPT. I WOULD FILL IN FOR THE SIGNAL MAINTAINER OR HIS ASST AT HUNTINGTON, KINGSLAND OR DECATUR WHEREVER I WAS NEEDED. THANKS FOR ASKING. MLB
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: yoder,in
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: yoder,in

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...
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Trackside Technology
Topic: RADIO FREQUENCIES
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

Re: RADIO FREQUENCIES

THANKS. OPERATOR ERROR, GRANDSON CHECKING OUT GRANDPA"S SCANNER PUSHED A FEW BUTTONS. WORKING FINE NOW.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Trackside Technology
Topic: RADIO FREQUENCIES
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

RADIO FREQUENCIES

HAVE THE NEW CASTLE DISTRICT FREQ CHANGED.? IAM NOT PICKING THEM UP ON MY SCANNER. THANK YOU
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Operation UPDATE!
Topic: 368/369
Replies: 5
Views: 4506

Re: 368/369

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.
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Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Website Chat Page
Replies: 12
Views: 8933

Re: Website Chat Page

CIOR, I AGREE WITH YOUR POST.
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: EL Decatur
Replies: 15
Views: 6470

Re: EL Decatur

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.
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: EL Decatur
Replies: 15
Views: 6470

Re: EL Decatur

AROUND 24 A DAY, MOSTLY IN EVENING AND AT NIGHT. THIS WAS IN LATE 60'S. KINGSLAND HAD CROSSOVERS.
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: junction names
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: junction names

KINGSLAND - GS, LIMA - SJ, OHIO CITY - RE. SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT THE WR AT HUNTINGTON STOOD FOR WABASH RIVER, BUT I NEVER HEARD IT CALLED THAT.