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by Wayne Gest
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Crew assignments

Peru used to have interdivisional runs, meaning that because of the various seniority districts, the runs were divided up among crews of various home terminals. For example, the Decatur pool was divided up with the boundary being at Tilton, IL, which was the one-time crew change point. The Bellevue ...
by Wayne Gest
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Crew assignments

Fort Wayne crews run to Cincinnati, Chicago, Bellevue, and Elkhart. AFAIK, that's it. In the past, there have been Fort Wayne assignments that ran to Detroit and to Mansfield but not currently. There are no Cincinnati or Chicago-based crews running into Fort Wayne.
by Wayne Gest
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wreck at California Road
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Wreck at California Road

I’ve seen pictures of this wreck before but I never found the details of what happened, exactly. California Road becomes Coliseum.

https://journalgazette.net/features/his ... -3-in-1947
by Wayne Gest
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

Hurricane Agnes in 1972 that caused the bankruptcy, too many routes from the east to Chicago, a bad decline in maintenance, a lack of plant modernization, made it an easy choice. If only it could have hung on for a few years, it would have made a great intermodal route. I don't know if the long disc...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: A Wabash Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

A Wabash Picture

These pictures have been released for viewing to the public, thanks to the folks at the Lake States Railway Historical Association. Most of the collections are aimed at Chicago area railroads but there are some Nickel Plate pictures and I found this one Wabash Fort Wayne picture, with the bonus of a...
by Wayne Gest
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 15339

Re: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?

If you're patient enough, everything eventually shows up. Thank you for sharing that, wonder if that's 1913, when there was massive flooding.
by Wayne Gest
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Historic Wabash Railroad caboose saved
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Historic Wabash Railroad caboose saved

Do you know if it was originally built by the Wabash in the shops in Decatur, IL?
by Wayne Gest
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Re: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car

Sebewaing Blade, September 28, 1901:
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/66162925/gri-wreck/

I'm not certain that others will be able to see this. If not, I'll see what I can do.
by Wayne Gest
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, may 2021 improve and may Fort Wayne Railfan continue with tidbits of information.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Re: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car

Wonder if that Michigan Central stock car had any passengers.

You don't have to read very far in any old newspaper of that era to find a train wreck with fatalities. Such a hazardous job
by Wayne Gest
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Fatality
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: CSX Fatality

Poor man, doing his job, doing nothing wrong. Railroading is still a hazardous business. He was only 39.

https://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com/obit ... l-m-payne/
by Wayne Gest
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM H-12-44
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

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: 2486

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: 2748

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: 2616

Re: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit

Great picture. Makes me think how I wish again the EL could have survived in some form.