Search found 85 matches

by hibbard
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: ERIE at Kouts Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 128

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: 31
Views: 11472

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: 1775

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: 35446

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: 3572

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: 1568

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: 4146

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: 2750

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: 2136

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: 4219

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: 2142

Re: Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #741

Note the quasi-snow plow pilot. Some were assigned to each division.
by hibbard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Built NKP 177
Replies: 3
Views: 3349

Re: Lima Built NKP 177

When the 170s were drifting at high speed or slowing for a station stop smoke would lay back around the boiler blocking the view of both enginemen. In 1945 the 177 received the small smoke deflectors shown in the picture, they were unsuccessful. The deflectors were extended forward of the smoke box ...
by hibbard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 5758

Re: NKP # 157

NKP 157 was a 4-6-0 built for passenger service. This looks like the 457 built in 1913, class N6. The engine was in a head-on collision at Old Fort, Ohio on June 3, 1923. The engine survived to be equipped with ATS for use on the Chicago Division from 1926-1934. 457 made its last run in July 1948 an...
by hibbard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: The Erie in Spencerville Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

Re: The Erie in Spencerville Ohio

Don't quote me on this, but believe that is a Cole trailing truck that was used on many USRA engines. It didn't become very popular.

hibbard
by hibbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS Heritage unit 8114
Replies: 2
Views: 2752

Re: NS Heritage unit 8114

Yes, the original Norfolk Southern, their early road units were in a similar scheme.
Hibbard