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by Steve Bryan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Eel River

My guess is not. The Eel River had a roundhouse and yard in Butler and the FW&J had facilities in Fort Wayne. Of course B&O had everything in Garrett.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 11748

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

Kelly, as I see it, the transfer of the purchase agreement for the old railroad ROW only gets HJ goodwill from the city. If NS got $520K for the old ROW, what do they want for the West Wayne property? Unless there is some yet to be announced help from the city in procuring the land, you are no bette...
by Steve Bryan
Mon May 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 9065

Re: Back Again

When I was a student at IPFW in the 70's, there was a copy of the proposal for an expressway system for Fort Wayne in the library. I think the Feds were looking at it as a precursor to the interstate system and offered to pay for most of it. The north-south route, IIRC, started somewhere on the sout...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 51
Views: 11748

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

I think the mere fact that the Henry administration has not shown any support whatsoever for the HWJ concept is telling. "If you are not for me, you are against me." comes to mind as appropriate observation. It is obvious that Henry (or more probably, his handlers) are against the museum idea. I am ...
by Steve Bryan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 23
Views: 18239

Re: ND&W Photos

I had to go to Woodburn yesterday afternoon on business, so naturally I had to swing up 101 and drive down the street along the tracks. I was surprised to see only three covered hoppers on a siding. Last time I was there, there were maybe a dozen cars there.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 57416

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Looks like a Christmas card!
by Steve Bryan
Sat May 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 57416

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

The actual end of the FW&J was at the PRR crossing at Junction. Remember the track continued south across the NKP at West Wayne, past Paula's Seafood at main Street, crossing the GR&I at Park. I believe NYC had trackage rignts to Hugo but that was NKP owned track. Likewise, I believe NKP had trackag...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 57416

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Bob, what happened to the photo of the week?
by Steve Bryan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 9557

Re: NS Chicago District

I read on another thread somewhere that they are extending the end of the double track at Hadley to the siding at Dunfee.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 6346

Re: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale

Are any of these still available?
by Steve Bryan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comment and question
Replies: 22
Views: 11777

Re: Comment and question

We stopped having those several years ago for three main reasons. First the attendance kept dropping. The first year was the highest and they dwindled more and more each year. Second, the work required to put the event on was the same whether we had a good turnout or not. It finally came to whether ...
by Steve Bryan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 4758

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Interesting thing about the Detroit Arrow. it was Pennsy from Chicago to Fort Wayne and Wabash from Fort Wayne to Detroit, changing engines and railroads in Fort Wayne. Even with that, it was the fastest route between the two terminal cities.
by Steve Bryan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 4673

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Don't forget the five interurban lines radiating out of Fort Wayne. They were operated by Indiana Service Corporation.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 7271

Re: January 20 - Junctions

"I remember enjoying one of your interurban presentations that you had at the Dupont library branch. IIRC, there were a couple of people there who could remember the interurbans, a group that nearly disappeared by now, I imagine." Charlie Willer did one on the Kingsland Wreck once where we had the d...
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Re: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad

Our family went there a few times c. 1960 and I remember seeing tracks but no trains. I'm not sure if it was operating at the time.