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by Bob Durnell
Thu May 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 22
Views: 7103

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Well, I wish we could get more people and more content over here, but the sad truth is this place can be EXTREMELY dead for long periods of time. It makes for a lot of one way discussions.
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 02, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wreck at California Road
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Wreck at California Road

Amazing that in all the years I have followed this stuff, this is the first I have EVER heard about this wreck. Everywhere you turn, you find references to the 1911 Pennsy wreck at Swinney Park, but this one which is decades more recent has just faded into oblivion. I also never cease to be amazed a...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: A Wabash Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

Re: A Wabash Picture

Was it not stored away for safe keeping?
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 43
Views: 32327

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I guess back in the day they weren't too concerned with letting the dead rest in peace..... :)
by Bob Durnell
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GR&I Track Work
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: GR&I Track Work

I drove over there today, and there was nothing around but the excavator and a small stack of track panels. I couldn't really see where anything has changed unless they finally removed the spur alongside Shambaugh (The old Potlatch building) The "main line" all looks to be in good shape, and the run...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

Howard and Notch 8 are quite correct. There are various ways that scrap metal can be used to make high quality new products. One method of purifying the metal is shredding and sorting out certain metals like copper and aluminum from scrap autos, and by using only or mixing in "pure" sources of scrap...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Fatality
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: CSX Fatality

If a tree falls in the forest, and it lands on a mime, does it make a sound? Probably not, but one less mime in the world is a win-win for everyone...... On a more serious note, this was a horrible tragic accident, and from all information I have read is just one of those "Act of God" accidents tha...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 22
Views: 7103

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: 22
Views: 7103

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: 22
Views: 7103

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: 22
Views: 7103

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: 22
Views: 7103

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: 8
Views: 4253

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: 8
Views: 4253

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: 2748

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.