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by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

Remember when Fort Wayne Newspapers still got newsprint by rail? Here are some late 90's early 2000's shots of Canadian boxcars at the dock.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Interesting that it didn't look that much different when the tore it up decades later. If Headwater junction happens and it gets put back in, it will probably look better than it EVER did when it was an actual railroad.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pleasant Lake in Seven Days
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Pleasant Lake in Seven Days

Well heck, here's my photo from last spring!
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

As far as I know, all new units like this are moved dead, (as these were) as they aren't set up for operation until they get to a designated home road shop. Surprisingly to me, the newest Norfolk Southern units are being set up at Elkhart. I believe there are timetable speed restrictions for light e...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

7-6-17. Brand new Tier IV Union Pacific SD70ACes fresh from the EMD Muncie, preparing to make the next move towards their home rails, seen here at East Wayne Yard.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

The 1956 schedule I found showed about 2:20 for the Broadway, and 20 minutes of that was just between Englewood and Union Station. That's picking them up and putting them down!
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

I don't have much to add, but from watching train movements for years, my guess is that pretty much EVERY Chicago District (NKP) crew gets enough trips on the Pennsy/Wabash between Hill and NE to stay qualified. Beyond that, I would only be speculating. Once again, to interject 765, a few years ago ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

All I can tell you is that on the 2011 trip on the CF&E, the train did NOT stop until it got to NE, so obviously there was no crew changes at Thomas Road or elsewhere. Maybe Kelly Lynch or someone else who knows can chime in, but some of 765's positioning moves must of made heads spin. For the Detro...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

From what I know of it, there has to be at least a pilot crew onboard that is qualified on that territory, if not actually running the train. These trains also run with local officials on board to discuss their territories with the big bosses. I have witnessed them stopping at NE, and a LOT of peopl...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

Also of interest, in November 2014, they ran eastward from Fort Wayne on the PRR. I can't remember where this trip started, but they stopped at Piqua Yard for awhile, and here they are, leaving town at Adams Center Road.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

PRR to Mike, Wabash to NE, NKP from NE eastward.
by Bob Durnell
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

Here's one many of you might of missed! In the summer of 2011 Norfolk Southern ran their executive F units and business cars Eastbound on the CF&E from Chicago to Fort Wayne, before continuing east of town on the Nickel Plate. Here the train rolls through Arcola, channeling the spirits of Eastbound ...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: January 20 - Junctions

I wanted to come to this event, but for the second Sunday in a row, I was on snowplow duty for my employer. I spent 7:30AM to 6PM in a plow truck that day.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

A mid-90's shot before East Wayne Yard had a car repair shop, repairs like this wheel change were performed outdoors.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

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

The trips (2) started and ended in Detroit, but passengers were let on and off at the NKP platforms on the elevation to go see the Three Rivers Festival or walk around downtown during the layover. I took a LOT of photos those two days. We originally were going to go to Detroit and ride, but we got w...