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by Hotbox
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne area towers
Replies: 22
Views: 18071

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: 5795

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: 18071

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: 18071

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: 18071

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: 18071

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: 24167

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: 24167

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: 24167

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...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 24167

Well, thanks!! I'll bet my blood pressure just shot up 40 points :oops:

Out of curiousity, did you leave INER with a bad taste in your mouth, or are you still all good buddies? (just curious if there is an axe to be ground)
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 24167

Wow, that is a lot of good information, that, as a fellow taxpayer opposed to the use of public funds to line the pockets of private industry, I am truly appreciative of. Seems like there is a wealth of INER info here. If I can ask: 1.) How many employee's does INER employ? 2.) any present or former...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 19928

But if it's a dedicated train, why not just back it around Hugo? That way you don't have to cut the power like you would doing it the other ways. I dunno, I guess I just tend to think of yards as being where freight gets re routed. Maybe I'm wrong. But it sure seems like backing that train up day a...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Track schematics for old Wabash route
Replies: 0
Views: 2550

Track schematics for old Wabash route

Another obscure curiousity here, but referencing the track schematics that the FWA railfan website has for the former PRR, I was wondering if anyone might have similar for the Wabash, circa it's heyday here in Ft Wayne? Driving my curiousity are childhood memories of several sidings that are mostly ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 19928

Nope, not exactly. It is possible, but only if a train makes a reverse move at Hugo. He'd have to pull through the diamond, back down the SE wye onto the New Castle District and head north to Junction and continue the route like the Chicago-Cincinnati trains do. There was at one point, not sure if ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 19928

So I assume any traffic going between Chicago and Kansas City goes on trains to and from Ft.Wayne on the NKP? Wow! That is a unique question! One I hope you get a qualified answer to, because now you have me wondering. I have no clue, but , I'd be very suprised to hear if NS had any Chicago-KC frei...