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by Wayne Gest
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: N&W 1256
Replies: 5
Views: 554

N&W 1256

N&W Class Y steam locomotive 1256 will be passing through Fort Wayne sometime tomorrow, June 12. It is being taken in tow back to the transportation museum in St. Louis. It can be tracked, somewhat, on a Facebook site. It is now somewhere south of Chillicothe, Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/Track-NW...
by Wayne Gest
Sat May 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: What might had been
Replies: 21
Views: 2393

Re: What might had been

When the Nickel Plate first acquired the Cloverleaf, they ran a substantial amount of traffic via Continental, trains going to Continental and then down to Delphos and on west. In about 1933, the routing was changed via Arcadia, OH, and down to Lima, after the LE&W was upgraded, and the Bellevue-Del...
by Wayne Gest
Thu May 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: What might had been
Replies: 21
Views: 2393

Re: What might had been

There's a short section of the Cloverleaf still served by the CF&E, which includes this curve. This gives a person an idea of the degree of curve, a remnant of the narrow gauge it once was.
https://www.west2k.com/ohpix/delphosnkpold.jpg
by Wayne Gest
Wed May 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: What might had been
Replies: 21
Views: 2393

Re: What might had been

FFW&W disappeared so early on which tells us there was so little business on it that no one saw any future in it. I don't see what an acquisition by the Cloverleaf would have made much different. An outlet to Fort Wayne which, at the time, had four other railroads running into it, three of them main...
by Wayne Gest
Mon May 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 4285

Re: Back Again

A lot of town merchants in a lot of towns fought bypasses for the same reason. Bellevue, OH, which I'll make pertinent here by saying it was the other-end-of-the-road terminal for NKP/N&W/NS railroaders for generations up to the present day, tried to get a bypass of U. S. Route 20 for years. The mer...
by Wayne Gest
Sat May 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lost Fort Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Lost Fort Wayne

At the east end of the building was an office that was for clerks and yardmasters. There was still a yardmaster there and yard jobs working around the clock on the Wabash in 1972, the yard crews reporting to a shanty that was on Fairfield Avenue on the north side of the railroad. The Defiance local ...
by Wayne Gest
Fri May 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lost Fort Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Lost Fort Wayne

I'd forgotten I had this picture, like any old picture I come across, I always ask myself why I didn't take more. I have to be happy to treasure the ones I did take. We sure have witnessed a lot of things disappear.
by Wayne Gest
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lost Fort Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Lost Fort Wayne

My picture, spring of 1976. No description needed.
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by Wayne Gest
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 4285

Re: Back Again

I've always enjoyed, appreciated, and learned from Craig Berndt's historical postings. I gather he wasn't happy with some political-leaning responses. Well I don't think this is a forum for politics or complaining about road projects, but I sure hope if he has any things of interest to share in the ...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 4285

Back Again

Good to see the site back up. True, there isn't a lot of participation here anymore, I personally don't know who keeps it going but every time it disappears, I think, whoops, there it goes. I appreciate it mostly for the historical value and a glimpse of what is happening in Fort Wayne, rail-wise. W...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoadRailer almost made it 4 Decades
Replies: 13
Views: 2872

Re: RoadRailer almost made it 4 Decades

There were several minor mishaps in Piqua Yard and at least two that I'm aware of around the Piqua Wye, the connecting track built west of Anthony. I'm also aware of a couple at Muncie by the Muncie East Yard. The New Yard wasn't anything but a short term fix for a facility at Fort Wayne. People usi...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: September 25th 1957
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: September 25th 1957

That is a post-worthy picture.
by Wayne Gest
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: J-1 Richmond Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: J-1 Richmond Indiana

That location is about the west end of today's NS Richmond passing track.
by Wayne Gest
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Speaking of Richmond
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Speaking of Richmond

This video recently showed up on YouTube and was taken from the head end of a Amtrak train in 1979, starting in Columbus, OH, to Effingham, IL. At somewhere around the 10 minute mark, they come into Richmond, starting at Glen Tower, all the way through to Newman. A little bit later, they go by Dunre...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Richmond PRR track map

I have never seen an employee timetable that identified crew districts and although you might be able to make some educated guesses by studying them, especially when reading special instructions, I don't think that they're generally good in answering the questions that you might have. I wish I had a...