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by Wayne Gest
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: J-1 Richmond Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 164

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: 85

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: 354

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...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eastbound PC Train at Richmond
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Eastbound PC Train at Richmond

The first Newman Tower was between the Indy main and the Logansport/GR&I mains about where that bridge signal is.

Here's a link from Indiana Railroads: http://indianarailroads.org/board/index ... 7#msg66087
by Wayne Gest
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Richmond PRR track map

I don't know about the PRR but I know that the N&W freight pools could extend from one division to another, even in NKP days, the Bellevue-Lima pool extended from the NKP Fort Wayne Division to the Sandusky-New Castle Division, even though it was the shortest freight pool, in actual miles, on the en...
by Wayne Gest
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Richmond PRR track map

I knew the son and daughter of a PRR conductor who worked out of Columbus and into Richmond and later into Indianapolis for years. I also met a retired engineer some fifty years ago in Columbus who'd worked almost always between Columbus and Richmond. He told me how he was losing his sight but was t...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: NS CP names

Yorkpoint was named for Jeff York, an NS brakeman who was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding the side of a car in the Red Gold plant at Elwood. This happened in 2004: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/railroad-worker-crushed-in-elwood-truck-train-collision/article_8439a9de-76e2-5952-9a95-0a2...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 9368 on flat car.
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: NS 9368 on flat car.

I read on another site that this unit and 9658 hit a washout on May 11 in Hillsdale, Mississippi.
by Wayne Gest
Fri May 31, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 22
Views: 9488

Re: ND&W Photos

Looks like a rail broke and turned over.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 3557

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

Didn't the NKP freighthouse stand until sometime in the mid-sixties, when it was either demolished or burned? Anyone know?
by Wayne Gest
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 35263

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Yes, up until sometime about 1982, they ran mainline freight through Fort Wayne and also ran up the GR&I to Kendallville (I think CR still did this for a period of time) and then on the Lake Shore to Elkhart. There were also yard engines in Fort Wayne. Then the axe fell and all the traffic was moved...
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 35263

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Hotbox wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Nice picture....that unit number is symbolic of the date NS took it's slice of the pie, correct?
That would have been June 1, 1999. So, 6199 would be appropriate.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: This Day in Fort Wayne Rail History
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: This Day in Fort Wayne Rail History

When was the last day they made the trek up to the interchange near Garrett on the PRR Butler Branch?
by Wayne Gest
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

If you look at Google at the street, it doesn't really look a whole lot different now.

https://goo.gl/maps/d8nGqf9rFmm
by Wayne Gest
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 35263

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

There are things I can only speculate about, I'm nearly a decade-old retiree so some of my information may be well outdated.