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by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Well, one theory is that CP is backing CF&E's play here, and maybe that is where the cars will come from. As for connections, it has been suggested that that the loads will go to IHB's Gibson Yard, and IHB basically connects with everybody.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

The SDI thing was just something someone threw out there on another forum and that post was actually several months old, but I know that even if true, these things don't happen overnight. Yes, I am aware that SDI wanted two railroads to have access, but that doesn't mean they couldn't just use one o...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

People that work for NS are saying that yes indeed, NS DID piss off GM. Take that for what it is worth, and your guess is as good as mine how long that anger might last. Scraphauler ( a man who is well connected in the industry) over on the Indiana Railroads Bull Session forum has some interesting t...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Doesn't NS dispatch for the Chicago line they could cause CF&E problems in moving trains. Now that the dispatching is done in Atlanta, it's unlikely any of them even know about this situation. Among the things I am unclear about is whether this new business will actually result in any more trains o...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

I have read everything I could find on this (which isn't much) and I am still unclear on just what percentage of the outbound vehicles the CF&E will move and to what destinations. I have also learned nothing about how this will effect Norfolk Southern operations at the plant. In doing research someb...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

The number boards say 767?? Yes. #767 was the locomotive that participated in the dedication ceremony of the Nickel Plate elevation through Fort Wayne. After the steamers were retired, the city requested #767 for public display, but she was in very poor shape compared to #765, which was a favorite ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

I would say pretty soon after 765 was moved out there which was what, 1974-75?
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: GONE

Well, that crossing doesn't really serve much of a purpose any more, and I'm sure neither the railroad or the city wanted to continue the cost of maintaining it. I HAVE often used it as a photo location though. Closing the street will probably be a good thing for me.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Division Realignment
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Division Realignment

Other than the fact that Fort Wayne seems to slipping in importance in the Norfolk Southern world, it probably does not.
by Bob Durnell
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

I can't imagine it was anything more than a glitch. If ANYBODY is going to get banned or shunned on this forum, it would probably be ME. :lol:
by Bob Durnell
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Your to late.
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Your to late.

I was under the impression that this run didn't even go on sale until Thursday.....
by Bob Durnell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...

I think a lot of that stick rail on the Pennsy dates from the 1950's, but that's probably at LEAST 30 years newer than what the old Wabash has.
by Bob Durnell
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: CFE gets $4.5 million grant...

Does the government grant allow for the use of used materials, or does it HAVE to be new? If it has to be new, how many rail sizes are readily available? Regardless, if it is new rail, I sure hope it's coming from Columbia City.....
by Bob Durnell
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago

I spent the entire day on Friday chasing INER trains from dawn to 4PM. I got to see a train of grain and tank cars go from Ashley to South Milford, and then followed a train from Ashley all the way to Coldwater, with switching at Fremont and Reading, and a change of power at Hillsdale. Julie gave me...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago

Thanks for the heads up, I'll try that. I'm always hesitant to call somebody unless I know they really don't mind. I try REAL HARD not to be "one of those" railfans that is a pain in the a$$ for everybody. Last fall, I DID e-mail Southshore Freight about the service to Kingsbury, got a prompt reply,...