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by Steve Bryan
Mon May 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 4286

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: 38
Views: 6498

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: 15893

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: 49000

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: 49000

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: 49000

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: 7714

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: 5671

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: 9894

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: 4127

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: 4026

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: 6396

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: 2442

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.
by Steve Bryan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 39
Views: 16141

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Bob, I think you are right. When I was in high school (69-71) there was an auto junk yard on the west side of the LE&FtW on the north side of Covington Road (Carter's?). I recall the track was still in place but was overgrown.
by Steve Bryan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Favorite locomotives ?
Replies: 6
Views: 11526

Re: Favorite locomotives ?

Pennsy T-1. I wish I had been around to see them run.