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by wayne b
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Platform walkway at N. End of Fulton?
Replies: 15
Views: 9501

Re: Platform walkway at N. End of Fulton?

I would think that it was put in so trainmen could get safely to or from the higher siding to the siding that runs the length of the newspapers press building when dropping off paper and/or picking up empties. The Van Buren end may have been similarly done before they got rid of the underpass. Not h...
by wayne b
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Chicago District stopped by pickup truck hit.
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

Chicago District stopped by pickup truck hit.

Pick-up truck turned onto tracks at Anthony and Berry. Driver got out before train hit truck. Tracks closed until truck can be removed. Driver thought he was turning onto Berry turned onto tracks instead.
by wayne b
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

Yes, do not know what they do in Muncie that would make it attractive but original route would have made it more direct. I am sure another town would have grown to replace whatever they get from the side trip to Muncie now. Nor do I know what the wanted from backing the CM&FtW except to connect with...
by wayne b
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

Not too shabby, got all but the RR, which is interesting since it came within 5.5 miles of the Fort. It was one of the earliest RR proposed for the Fort Wayne area but one of the slowest being built. Originally proposed in the early 1840' s as the Cincinnati & Fort Wayne, 1862-1-27-1.png it reorgani...
by wayne b
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

Ok, big hint. This is a shot of the tracks on the SW side of Ridgeville. High speed to PRR is on left, track through town is to the right. Original route is the red line.
hint.jpg
by wayne b
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wheredis 3/15/2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7782

Re: Wheredis 3/15/2013

I think the south abutment at Brooklyn has been lost. 2oo5 and 2010 GE views below. It looks like the north one is about buried but still there if I am looking at it right. 3-20-2005.png 5-5-2010.png 2005 of Pennville shows south approuch ok but it looks like the culvert cuts the ROW in half. 3-30-2...
by wayne b
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

Not the Union & Bluffton. If this were part of a ROW for the U&B itwould have been used by CB&C between Camden (Pennville). To refine the locations you gave: SE end of cut through woods is 0.43 mile north of PRR ROW. NW is at W 1000N. Cut in the field where the track would have crossed S 450 W is 80...
by wayne b
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wheredis 3/15/2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7782

Re: Wheredis 3/15/2013

Thank you, Nathan. A bit difficult finding them without coordinates though. The one looks like it went under the bridge on dirt and had a separate bridge on the northern approach. The other has too much growth to tell much at all. I take your word though on what you found when there. Google Earth is...
by wayne b
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

Youre right, notch but where around Ridgeville? And where was it going to?
by wayne b
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Wherediz 3/16/2013

No, not P&I. Close enough on the date.
by wayne b
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wherediz 3/16/2013
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Wherediz 3/16/2013

These are screen shots of a portion of a RR that was never built, at least never built by the company that surveyed and did the ROW work shown the route. Identify the locations, the RR that did it and the aproxamate year of the work. 2013-02-08_064723.png 2013-02-08_064947.png cut.jpg 2013-02-08_082...
by wayne b
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wheredis 3/15/2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7782

Re: Wheredis 3/15/2013

Right, Nathan. The only thing you left out is that this is a mile and a half west of Garret and a quarter mle north of Cr 48 on the Kendellville branch. The Waterloo seperated in Garrett and went east. But that is picking nit. I wonder if you could do screen shots of the other two you mentioned. It ...
by wayne b
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Wheredis 3/15/2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7782

Wheredis 3/15/2013

wherediz 3.jpg
This might be too easy. Coordinate available if you want to cheat. Where is this bridge under a bridge? Why was it built this way?
by wayne b
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: How the GR&I route came about.
Replies: 8
Views: 6305

Re: How the GR&I route came about.

Craig I was trying mainly to get posted what I had come up with before I lose my Internet connection. I had only found reference to the CR&Ft.W as proposed in the 1840s on a early map of Jay County and that the propased route would have parralelled SR1 ecept that the NYC backed Cincinnati, Muncie an...
by wayne b
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: How the GR&I route came about.
Replies: 8
Views: 6305

Re: How the GR&I route came about.

Never have been able to get this to work as I expect it to. The final route became What is shown below: 2011-09-26_230942.png[/attachment [attachment=0]2011-09-27_023109.png The solid line showing the route built upon not by the GR&I but by the CR&Ft.W to make connection to the part completed from A...