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by Bob Durnell
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 58
Views: 45656

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

I agree with you that I'd like to know more about the plans with the 765, especially since the dark clouds of the pandemic seem to finally be lifting :) . I believe that NKP 765 will become a resident of Steuben County Indiana.. and something has me thinking this will be long term! I am not incline...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 46
Views: 44418

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Interesting that the triangle of land north of Illinois road shows being owned by the lake Erie & Western RY. One has to wonder why and how they would come to own that particular property. Interesting neighborhood, to say the least (1924) https://i.imgur.com/K3NXzxv.png VERY INTERESTING... I THINK ...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR Coal Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: PRR Coal Dock

Some of those pads are clearly visible on Google Earth. I've ALWAYS wanted to go back there, but have resisted the urge.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: T-1 at Gay Street Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: T-1 at Gay Street Bridge

My Grandfather used to take my Dad (born 1943) and my Uncle (born 1946) to the bridge to watch the trains. I can't even imagine how neat and exciting that area would have been in its heyday.
by Bob Durnell
Thu May 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 27
Views: 16503

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: 3379

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: 4616

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: 46
Views: 44418

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: 3988

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: 7524

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: 6879

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: 27
Views: 16503

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: 27
Views: 16503

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: 27
Views: 16503

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: 27
Views: 16503

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...