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by Wayne Gest
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM H-12-44
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: FM H-12-44

Was that original Pittsburgh and West Virginia power? They had F-M power, as did AC&Y but I don't think AC&Y power ever was repainted into an N&W scheme.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SW9
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: SW9

Pevler blue and the N&W bullet logo. Still equipped with the cage the NKP bought to keep someone from falling over the end. Thank you for posting.

I see it took me nearly fifteen years to write five hundred posts. Even though it's not the most active of boards, I'm glad it's still here
by Wayne Gest
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: GONE

by Wayne Gest
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit

Great picture. Makes me think how I wish again the EL could have survived in some form.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Division Realignment
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Division Realignment

It probably won't make much difference in Fort Wayne. The dispatchers are gone, the Lake Division HQ was moved to Cincinnati last year (?), rumor has it that the yard office at East Wayne may be demolished and all functions and crews reporting would be moved to the former super's building but that's...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Division Realignment
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Division Realignment

NS has combined more operating divisions and renamed some of them. The Lake Division through Fort Wayne is now divided between the Heartland Division, west of Fort Wayne to Chicago and west of Peru. East of Fort Wayne and Peru, it becomes the Great Lakes Division.
by Wayne Gest
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

Is there an active administrator? I've thought this site has been almost set adrift for years now.

Confession, I'm writing this response mostly to see if there is any problem posting it.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

In keeping with this theme, on this date in 1929, the last passenger train ran between LaOtto and Columbia City, per Today in PRR History. Does that mean the section all the way to Butler had previously been discontinued? I personally don't know. September 28, 1929 The Pennsylvania Railroad runs its...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estry Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Estry Tower

That makes me wonder if there was ever a tower at West Richey. The PRR had numerous interlocking towers that disappeared in the 1920's and perhaps there was one there.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Eel River

In the summer of 1972, I saw a Penn Central locomotive in Auburn, sitting there, no crew on it. I had no camera, it had to be near the Brown House but I wasn't familiar with the area at the time and I didn't ever go back to Auburn until sometime in the mid-80's.
by Wayne Gest
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New Castle District Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

New Castle District Project

From Channel 21's website: FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - About 60 miles of track connecting Fort Wayne and Muncie will undergo upgrades over the weeks ahead in what the owner calls a "well-coordinated blitz." Norfolk Southern crews will remove old rail and install nearly 30 miles of new continuous lin...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Eel River

On this day, August 26, 1879, Jay Gould leased the Eel River for the Wabash, to be effective September 1.

That means the Eel River was a mainline railroad for about 21 or 22 years before becoming a minor branch, especially east of Columbia City.
by Wayne Gest
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe of interest.
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Maybe of interest.

I can remember my mother, especially, talking about War Time, but I don't think I've ever seen it in print. Interesting post.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Decatur Indiana Then and Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Decatur Indiana Then and Now

Those concrete water tower bases were a Erie thing. There is (or at least was) one standing in Addison, NY. I saw it there in 2016. I found this picture from 2009 in Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/drpep1024 ... otostream/
by Wayne Gest
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familiar name publicized
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Familiar name publicized

Because my mail is being forwarded to me, my copy is in transit somewhere but a friend sent me a picture of the first page. It was a bigger shock to be reminded he has been gone ten years.

I'll leave you all in suspense.