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by rrnut282
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Then and Now at Avilla Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Re: Then and Now at Avilla Indiana

While it is sad the GR&I is gone, if it had survived, there is a chance the New Castle District would not have been upgraded like it was.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Westbound M-1 at Junction Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Westbound M-1 at Junction Tower

I would think it would be working a lot harder to get enough momentum to climb the hill out of the river valley.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Steuben County's Railroads
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: Steuben County's Railroads

Sorry, I couldn't make it.
My Great Grandfather lived on Lake Gage and talked about being able to take the train into Angola. I didn't believe him, but over the years, I've found the old grade and bridge abutments in the area.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR
Replies: 6
Views: 5191

Re: Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR

Thanks. I see a couple of things that tripped me up. I always pictured the FFW&W as an interurban and I didn't count all the segments of the PRR empire as separate entities.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR Coal Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: PRR Coal Dock

When I was staking out new tracks for Triple Crown, I saw that the concrete pads radiating around the former turntable were still there. So there is still proof it was there.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Allen County Indiana's 12 Steam Railroads
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Allen County Indiana's 12 Steam Railroads

Thank You
I'm going to study this for a while.
by rrnut282
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR
Replies: 6
Views: 5191

Re: Ft Wayne, Lacon, and North Platte Airline RR

Interesting. I never heard of this before. As to the Railroad History of Fort Wayne, the city was served by nine steam railroads, not six, and two more terminated in and served Allen County outside of Ft. Wayne. The Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway was leased to and operated by the Pennsy, b...
by rrnut282
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR Coal Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: PRR Coal Dock

That whole slide show is interesting as it was all before my time.
by rrnut282
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: ND&W Rehab Update
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: ND&W Rehab Update

So that photo was at a crossing, that explains what I was seeing.

You know your photos are good when nit-pickers can zoom in and read the manufacturer's marks on the web of the rail. :mrgreen:
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: ND&W Rehab Update
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: ND&W Rehab Update

Zoom in on your third photo
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 10794

Re: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago

Bob,

Did you happen to see if they were still storing cars West of Coldwater?
This same line is active between Sturgis and White Pigeon, operated by Michigan Southern. At Sturgis, they turn the corner and serve a few customers on the former GR&I.
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 160
Views: 183062

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Fri17Dec2021 had some massive land-barges slog through Bluffton. 143 had a 3-2-0 dpu set up with 146 cars between the locomotives and 108 more behind the middle DPUs for a total of 254 cars. Not that long ago, 143 was only running 125 cars on average with 2 or 3 locomotives up front. A few trains la...
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crew assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

Re: Crew assignments

IIRC 18K/19K ran from Elkhart to Wabash on the ex-NYC and then into Peru (and beyond) on the ex-Wabash. Does that large seniority district work in the company's favor here?
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JW (Jerry) Foust
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Re: JW (Jerry) Foust

Hopefully, he sees only green signals now.
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: ND&W Rehab Update
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: ND&W Rehab Update

85 to 136 would be a major upgrade. You sure it isn't 115 to 136?