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by Hotbox
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SYSTEM CLOCK IS WRONG
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

Thats on the east side of Wabash. Thats the Huntington Dist going over the Marion Branch and the train is westbound. I don't know the street name, but theres a street that hugs the tracks all the way around from the main drag in town. Just follow it east and it'll curve with the tracks, sorta, unti...
by Hotbox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SYSTEM CLOCK IS WRONG
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

hey RRnut,

Since you are familiar with the Wabash area, question for you.

Where the heck is this?

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictur ... opcrae.jpg

(you'll probably have to cut and paste the full link into your browser to open the pic)
by Hotbox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SYSTEM CLOCK IS WRONG
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

GMT is no big deal for anyone with military/airline backgrounds. No big deal ONCE you realize that is what you are looking at, yeah. But, until my second post, I didn't realize the time "error" was exactly 5 hours... once I saw that, it was easy to recognize. Still, it is unique the way the forum s...
by Hotbox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SYSTEM CLOCK IS WRONG
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

Never mind

Never mind...I see it was only because I was not logged in.


Strange the way the timezone reverts to GMT if the user is not logged on at their particular locale :oops:
by Hotbox
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorcar / Pushcarts
Replies: 8
Views: 5622

Mike Meisener wrote:That is car is a MOW track car. I think that the reason why it is there is because it has been vandalized and been on fire. The IN owns it.
Maybe they can get the state of Indiana to buy them a new one? :roll:
by Hotbox
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorcar / Pushcarts
Replies: 8
Views: 5622

Re: Motorcar / Pushcarts

Does any know where I can find a speeder or pushcart for static display? It does not have to be in the greatast shape. Thank You. there is an old, abandoned looking one sitting on a rotting siding on the former wabash just west of Hamilton IN. First grade crossing west of Indiana route 427. Not sur...
by Hotbox
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 17478

Re: Iterurban and RR north of Ft Wayne

The Power plant in Ft Wayne now Science Central what RR aservers that GR&I ? and when did this cease producing power ? If Im not mistaken thor one of the boilers left the building while the rails were still to the building.. would have been neat to see the facility back on line... Mike With all tha...
by Hotbox
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Union Belt RR
Replies: 6
Views: 5555

Re: Fort Wayne Union Belt RR

Bob Durnell wrote: I can't think of anyplace the belt would have lost almost a mile of trackage.
the terreserver maps dated 1981 for the area http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image. ... te%7cIN%7c

show quite a bit of connected siding serving Harvester?
by Hotbox
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 17478

Wayne Gest wrote:
Hotbox wrote:
Howard wrote:
Passenger stop.
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Passenger stop THERE? must have been a transfer point for passengers to move from the interurban to the FW&J and vice versa?

What other reason would there be to build so sturdy in the middle of nowhere ?
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 17478

The cement building was known as Stoners on the Toldeo and Chicago Interurban line. The Fort Wayne & Jackson was just a short distance east of there and there was an interchange track between the two at that point. . Great, since there is an authority in the crowd, what exactly was the purpose of t...
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 17478

Anonymous wrote:Wanst that Cement Shed for the Interuban??????????????? KB
Was it? I suppose it could have been. Where it sits , locationwise, it looks like it could have been either or, and the limited success I have had asking "local " folk seems like memory goes back about 10 years....
by Hotbox
Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 17478

Re: Fort Wayne area towers

Heh, lots of good questions. Towers I remember are "Hugo" and "Junction", and I sure hope somebody honors your request to post a picture of Hugo tower, that would sure bring back some memories. As far as Indiana line abandonments go, here is a good reference : http://www.ai.org/dot/div/multimodal/ra...
by Hotbox
Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23531

Re: INER System Map

I don't begrudge this Schultz person for trying to secure a public hand out. But, I sure as hell would question Souder's intent to look after the public's best (fiscal) interest if he sponsors said dole. I personally think that a number of folks have been looking for a good reason to not like Souder...
by Hotbox
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23531

Re: INER

............what a crock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll tell you what a "crock" is. The argument that "since the airline industry and trucking get subsidy, so too must a dying rail road". The claims that they are "growing business" might merit a benefit of the doubt if they...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23531

Re: INER

I left with no hard feelings at all.... I still speak with most of the guys I worked with from those days...in fact two of them worked with me while on Amtrak...I have no hard feelings as far as the railroad goes...it has just come to a point where it should be made to pay for itself or sink..... I...