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by Wayne Gest
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR Coal Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

PRR Coal Dock

Found this picture today of the PRR coal dock that once spanned the mains at Piqua Yard, the only color picture I have ever seen of it. I don't think it's ever been posted here before. Also, check out that center cab locomotive. http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/ss.asp?btNext=Next+%3E%3E&ID=2677&...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 27
Views: 16742

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

You can always read the first page of TO for free. The TO comments gave no clues as to what the issues may be.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

Re: Crew assignments

That pool from Elkhart to Peru was started up right after the CR acquisition. The large consolidated rosters went into effect at the same time. Other than pilot service for Elkhart crews to learn the road from Wabash to Peru, there were no special provisions. It was the same way with the Peru-Toledo...
by Wayne Gest
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Then and Now on the EL at Huntington
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Then and Now on the EL at Huntington

There were no semaphores there but colored light signals, as can be seen in the 1968 picture. I remember many times going over the Route 24 bridge and looking toward the eastbound signal to see it lit yellow for approach and I never saw a more permissive indication there.
by Wayne Gest
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Rehab of the former Wabash 5th District/ND&W
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: Rehab of the former Wabash 5th District/ND&W

That has been a long time coming. A real long time.
by Wayne Gest
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Website Updates
Topic: Future of the Ft Wayne Railfan site
Replies: 16
Views: 38903

Re: Future of the Ft Wayne Railfan site

I thought this time it's gone forever and then, it arises. I, for one, barely know what goes on in Fort Wayne anymore, I haven't lived there for a number o years. They tell me it's an eerie sight to drive by the old superintendent's building at East Wayne and there's not a single automobile in the p...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

Re: Crew assignments

No. I couldn't begin to say why they told you that but over the years, they've offered transfers to other locations where they were short-handed or saw an increase in business. Some of those transfers turned out better than others. Anyone who would start today becomes part of a large seniority distr...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

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: 8
Views: 4077

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: 3415

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: 4893

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: 4664

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: 20105

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: 4968

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: 7642

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.