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by Hotbox
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BNSF New Citizens for Rail Security Website
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: BNSF New Citizens for Rail Security Website

Michael Meisener wrote: but soon they will acquire the NS since it is in their initial's.
LOL!! Image
by Hotbox
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Excellent Historical Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 5156

Re: Excellent Historical Reference

One thing I learned from this book is that the line we lovingly refer to today as the NCD originally ran straight through Muncie, right down Madison St , before being rerouted and bridged across the White river.

Also seen some interesting references to the Havana, Rantoul, and Eastern RR
by Hotbox
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: First rails to the Fort
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

First rails to the Fort

In a previous thread, someone was wondering which RR came thru FW first, the LE&W or the Wabash. According to Baskin's 'Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana' the RR's came to Fort Wayne in the following order: First was Judge Hanna's "Ohio & Indiana" completed from Crestline OH to th...
by Hotbox
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Excellent Historical Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 5156

That likely is "it" great book, and provides the answer to a question that has been lingering (lurking?) around here for a vwhile now. (see other thread) While Checking The Alibris website they have the following book for $50.00. This site I have bought from a few times and they sell used books. Ali...
by Hotbox
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Excellent Historical Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 5156

Excellent Historical Reference

Found a book at the Allen County Library titled 'Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana' by an author by the last name of Baskin, that has so much historical reference, it is amazing. Just happened to bump into it, and can't put it down. Can't check the book out, it must stay in the Li...
by Hotbox
Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: FOrt Wayne & Jackson rails being ripped out
Replies: 17
Views: 11804

Re: FOrt Wayne & Jackson rails being ripped out

I guess the real flaming question here (and I recall it's been asked, and , answered by experts)is, was the above NYC ? Or, where did the NYC end and the NKP begin? Mark FWIW, I distinctly remember there being a "New York Central System" logo on the side of the Sherman street overpass, circa mid 19...
by Hotbox
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: FOrt Wayne & Jackson rails being ripped out
Replies: 17
Views: 11804

Thanks for the info. It's AMAZING to think that at one time there were multiple choices as to which train to take between here and Cincy. Not trying to press my luck, but just in case you know, when did the last southbound passenger train run on each line? Anyone know if they had "thru" passenger se...
by Hotbox
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: FOrt Wayne & Jackson rails being ripped out
Replies: 17
Views: 11804

**cough cough cough**

well, the old semaphore tower at the end of barthold is laying on the ground, just in case anybody wants a real momento

They torched it in half and bent up the climber rails though, so some restoration would be needed. :roll:
by Hotbox
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Whatever happened to
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Mark wrote:I think it was really a truck used in parades and such.
This doesn't answer your question.

Mark
Ahh, that may have been the case, it did seem "compact" in size.

I was really too young to figure the difference
by Hotbox
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Whatever happened to
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Whatever happened to

that old steam engine they used to have on display on the corner of Masterson and Calhoun (1900 block)

it may have been a tank engine, it's been since I was a kid that I last saw it.
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Intermodal yard coming to Fort Wayne along CF&E?
Replies: 50
Views: 30964

There is no reason why Fort Wayne should define itself in terms of low expectations. "Build it, and they will come. . ." Respectfully, Joe Mc I think that it is very important that we keep "realistic expectations" as a top priority. This city can spend itself blue in the face trying to prove to the...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Intermodal yard coming to Fort Wayne along CF&E?
Replies: 50
Views: 30964

Maybe Im dumb, but what else other than a parking lot( or an intermodel yard) could be built on the grounds. Isn't it bieng built atop a chemical waste site. It would be kinda hard to sell homes on that property, and during construction do they have to do anything different with the dirt since it m...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Intermodal yard coming to Fort Wayne along CF&E?
Replies: 50
Views: 30964

Anyone who thinks that Harrison square is going to make a dime for anyone other than the contractors who build it, I want some of whatever you are smoking. :lol: Fort Wayne is pretty much out in the middle of a cornfield people. Who in their right minds besides geneologists and farm equipment manufa...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: FOrt Wayne & Jackson rails being ripped out
Replies: 17
Views: 11804

Anyone know if they had "thru" passenger service on this line (FW& J to LE&W) back in the day? FOr instance, would it have been offered for a customer to travel from Jackson MI to Muncie IN on this line, without changing trains?
by Hotbox
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Intermodal yard coming to Fort Wayne along CF&E?
Replies: 50
Views: 30964

My question is why there? Why on the east side? I understand 469 is a quick route back to 69, but I figured 69 would make a better access point, especially for Indy bound stuff. I guess I am just missing it. The land in question, was once a chemical waste landfill, which I suspect was made availabl...