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by Greg46m
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Cutover to PTC on the NS Chicago Line
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Cutover to PTC on the NS Chicago Line

A lot of the Chicago Line installs were done by contractors if I remember correctly (seems like many, many years ago now). I wonder if they were setting these foundations on top of fill material without properly tamping it to begin with. The bungalow at CP-352 comes to mind as one where a huge amoun...
by Greg46m
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Website Updates
Topic: And, It's Back
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: And, It's Back

FYI, today's afternoon/evening outage was due to me moving the server from Bryan to my new home. Same hardware for the moment, still working on getting the new server setup and going. But with it sitting on my desk for the time being, and me being in the same home with it daily I should hopefully ke...
by Greg46m
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What railroad?
Replies: 6
Views: 2949

Re: What railroad?

I'm also guessing that you're talking about the ND&W, The Napoleon, Defiance & Western, owned by Pioneer Railcorp. They bought the line a couple years ago I believe and have been putting some money into pulling the rails out of the swamp and trying to run trains over it. http://www.pioneer-railcorp....
by Greg46m
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrow Gauge Historical Marker
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

Re: Narrow Gauge Historical Marker

That is an amazing amount of work to be done without the sophisticated track work machines we have today in the time frame it was completed in.
by Greg46m
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Great Train Expo......Breakfast.......
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

Re: Great Train Expo......Breakfast.......

Just an update, breakfast will be at 9am at the IHOP on the corner of Washington Center and Lima Rd, just north of the I-69 Lima Rd exit. If you think you might be able to make it, just post a reply either here or the FWARailfan Facebook group so we can get a rough tally. For anyone that hasn't been...
by Greg46m
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Feasability study planned for river and rail attraction
Replies: 63
Views: 29240

Re: Feasability study planned for river and rail attraction

I was told by the owner of Applied Metals that He owns half of the ROW and Schenkels purchased the other half, Gary need the ROW as an entrance off Wells to enter the back side of His Facility On a side note I got the mile post from the ROW at St Mary's and it's MP 2, 2 miles from what was my quest...
by Greg46m
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The Fence:
Replies: 3
Views: 2275

Re: The Fence:

Agreed, nice job on the fence Bob. From the looks of the barn you need a good fence to keep people away from it to help avoid a lawsuit when that thing caves in. :)
by Greg46m
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Special train tomorrow through Noble and Dekalb counties
Replies: 8
Views: 4183

Re: Special train tomorrow through Noble and Dekalb counties

JW wrote:I would like to know the railroad price tag on this trip. Sure is overkill on power. Where all they going before returning home?

JW
I bet with the weight of all those heavy weight cars and the requirements to keep all the AC/Heat going in that many cars, it's probably powered just about right.
by Greg46m
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated?
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Updated?

How about now?
by Greg46m
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated?
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Updated?

Yea, i was doing some routine maintenance on the server last night which resulted in it being down all day. Go figure a simple operating system update would cause it to crash and take 3 hours to get it back online again. Which topic do you not have permissions for? I decided to move my previous thre...
by Greg46m
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Website Updates
Topic: Updates to the website
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

Re: Updates to the website

Sorry for the outage over the last 24 hours or so guys. Last night I logged into the server to perform some routine maintenance including a Linux system update. I left the update running when I went to bed and woke up this morning to a server that I couldn't even log into, much less running a websit...
by Greg46m
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: NKP 765 - Listen for the Whistle documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 2243

NKP 765 - Listen for the Whistle documentary

The family and I went down to New Haven on Sunday to check out the Ft Wayne Railroad Historical Society's open house and I picked up a copy of their documentary Listen for the Whistle. When we got home I was tired and didn't feel like mowing the lawn so I watched the movie instead, with intentions o...
by Greg46m
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 765 Detroit Runs
Replies: 4
Views: 2795

Re: 765 Detroit Runs

I did get one quick grab shot of it downtown last weekend, everything else I took was video. I'm going to try to get some video clips put together and uploaded soon. It sure was neat to follow this thing all around NE Indiana last weekend. My wife and boys had a great time too.
by Greg46m
Sat May 24, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Muncie Trains 5-21-14
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: Muncie Trains 5-21-14

Looks like a colorful day Bob. Man how I wish I got to see more C&NW units, they are just cool looking for some reason.
by Greg46m
Tue May 20, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Website Updates
Topic: Updates to the website
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

Updates to the website

I thought I'd take a minute to let everyone know of a few changes that have been happening around here lately. As some of you may, or maybe haven't noticed, I recently decided to stop paying a monthly fee to have this website hosted on a commercial server and have decided instead to have it hosted o...