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by hibbard
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 626
Replies: 11
Views: 6069

Re: NKP 626

That is indeed a tilting target signal (just called a target in the NKP ETT). Horizontal was clear for the LE&W District. The crossing was automated sometime between April 29 and September 30, 1951. This was probably done in conjunction with building the new yard and engine facility that went into s...
by hibbard
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RUNNION INTERLOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 12812

Re: RUNNION INTERLOCKING

A person has to remember that when the East Wayne expansion was planned the NKP owned no road freight diesels. Also, after WW2 labor costs began escalating, so it may have been just as cheap to build a concrete coal dock instead of wood. The two diesel stalls in the "roundhouse" were mainly for swit...
by hibbard
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

WOW, what a 1950s era automotive history lesson. Thanks for the info and photo.
by hibbard
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

I'm not a Ft. Wayne expert, but behind the train is what appears to be the old, pre-Baker Street depot.
Was it left standing after Baker Street depot was built?
by hibbard
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: ERIE at Kouts Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: ERIE at Wilders Layout

The diagram you posted is Kouts, in later years wilders was remoted from Kouts. My attachment is the layout when the CA&S was still there.
by hibbard
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RUNNION INTERLOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 12812

Re: RUNNION INTERLOCKING

I am attaching three pages from the "Nickel Plate Road, Nickel Plate District, Physical Data and Other Information of Interest" booklet dated September 1954. The booklet is an official NKP publication and it may help answer some questions. Page 21 mentions the five stall roundhouse at East Wayne. th...
by hibbard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

Re: NS CP names

East End Argos is now Walnut: West End Argos is now Juniper; East End Hibbard is now Redwood; West End Hibbard is now Marshall
by hibbard
Mon May 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 40020

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

Looks more like Canadian Pacific. All it needs is the beaver.
by hibbard
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 4216

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

Not sure, but I think the NKP freight house burned in 1968. I have never seen a picture of it before the fire. If anyone has a picture of either freight house I would like to see it posted.
by hibbard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad

To me it looks like the cars are lettered "National Park Railway". I didn't know Buck Lake Ranch had a railroad either.
by hibbard
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 4700

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

Sure looks like one.

hibbard
by hibbard
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer
Replies: 6
Views: 3188

Re: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer

Just a guess, it may be dolled up before going to the 1949 Railroad Fair in Chicago.
hibbard
by hibbard
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Re: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950

912 was built as Clover Leaf #212 (s/n 6244) and was one of a group of five delivered in May 1922. Engine numbers were 211-212 and 214-216, the Clover didn't believe in using the number 13. An interesting tidbit is that Lima accepted six old Rhode Island built 2-6-0s as trade for the down payment. h...
by hibbard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 4392

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Not being from the Ft. Wayne area, can someone give me an idea where the Bun Bar was or is.
Thanks, hibbard
by hibbard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #741
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Re: Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #741

Note the quasi-snow plow pilot. Some were assigned to each division.