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by rrnut282
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 161
Views: 190813

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

NS has been busy scattering ties along the NCD in MayJune using the Herzog custom-built-yellow-cab locomotive. So far it seems it is from HUGO to Muncie. I haven't been trackside any further north or south lately, it might cover even more of the line. A ballast cleaner has been back and forth around...
by rrnut282
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 60
Views: 46271

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Man, I've been trying to reply to your May 4 post for three weeks, and have been blocked by the Spamhaus spam filter claiming that my ISP had been "blacklisted" Just on Comcast cable. So it looks like the keeper of the blacklist needs to do a refresh? Seems to be working once again, I was able to p...
by rrnut282
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 60
Views: 46271

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

While working on highway/street projects, I learned there are many onerous laws dealing with re-interment specifically designed to deter. Only a crusader would be able to jump through the hoops. The Chief and Johnny are safe for now.
by rrnut282
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Then and Now at Avilla Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

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: 765

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: 1152

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: 5698

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: 1631

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: 939

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: 5698

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: 1631

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: 4291

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: 4291

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: 11485

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: 161
Views: 190813

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...