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by Wayne Gest
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fred Seitz and the New York Central Railroad (Lansing Division)
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Re: Fred Seitz and the New York Central Railroad (Lansing Division)

That was interesting reading. Every time I ever walked the Pufferbelly Trail between Dupont Road and Wallen Road, I always wondered just how much train traffic there was on the line, assuming that in the glory days of railroads, that it was a busy line. It was fun to read this and see how many train...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: LaOtto Postcard 1910 circa
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Re: LaOtto Postcard 1910 circa

I was thinking, this was an era when interlocking towers dotted the landscape, between Columbia City and Butler, there were five, Van, LaOtto, the one south of Garrett crossing the interurban, Auburn Junction, and Butler. They were once everywhere. I like how you can even see the distant signal on t...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Indiana railroad map 1906
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: Indiana railroad map 1906

Right off the bat, I learn that Junction, on the west side of Fort Wayne, where the GR&I branched off, was once called Grand Rapids Junction. I'm sure there's other interesting things to learn.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Portland Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Portland Indiana

I'm surprised that a town the size of Portland had such a small standard looking PRR depot. The diamond is protected by a target signal but, if I remember correctly, the GR&I had a bridge over the Salamonie River just north of the LE&W/NKP diamond and with the placement of the water tank, I'm specul...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: GR&I Depot Bryant Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: GR&I Depot Bryant Indiana

I was wondering if they were perhaps putting on new shingles or repairing some damage to the roof rather than it being a picture of the depot under construction. I see what appears to be a train approaching in the far off distance, see the smoke plume and a couple of the men appear to be looking in ...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Cincinnati, Bluffton & Chicago 4-4-0 # 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Cincinnati, Bluffton & Chicago 4-4-0 # 27

Is this the engine that went into the Wabash River when the bridge collapsed in 1913, killing the engineer? Also, I've read and probably posted here the story about the fireman who was killed on the CB&C when they were running backwards somewhere south of Bluffton, I believe. I can't remember the ye...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

Re: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?

The NKP depot at Portland was destroyed in a derailment in 1962.

I've never seen a picture of the GR&I depot that surely was in Portland somewhere.
by Wayne Gest
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Portland IN, GR&I looking south
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Portland IN, GR&I looking south

There's a 1960 Chevy parked on the street on the right, looks to be some late 50's cars in the parking lot on the left, including, possibly a 56 Chevy. I didn't know that the GR&I got the axe that early, I'm guessing by 1976 that it was wiped out south of Decatur when Conrail came into existence. I ...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

Re: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?

I sure can, thank you, that's Portland, IN, on the NKP. Maybe.
by Wayne Gest
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

Re: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?

Notch 8 wrote:
Where Diz 3 14 17.tif
Truly, I can't see this, the above is all that I see.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

Re: Where Diz 3 14 17 ?

I always enjoy seeing and trying to guess Where Diz is but I don't see this one.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 12/1/2016 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3499

Re: Where Diz 12/1/2016 ?

There's a new one, that's very obscure but a little searching tells me it's east of Decatur in eastern Adams County.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne's First Depot
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

Re: Ft. Wayne's First Depot

The original railroad took an abrupt turn north toward the canal and the future roadbed of the Nickel Plate. Among the many things one assumes is that it would have taken the present day route. When was it rerouted to the alignment that we're all familiar with? As always, I find your postings full o...
by Wayne Gest
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Waterloo c.1870
Replies: 8
Views: 4006

Re: Waterloo c.1870

I have to say that's kind of a disappointment that it isn't Waterloo, it turns out it is a Old West town, after all. I bet you that Waterloo, in the same era, didn't look a whole lot different than that.
by Wayne Gest
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: junction names
Replies: 8
Views: 3982

Re: junction names

In one of the old NKP Historical Society calendars, there was a picture taken at West Wayne with the target signal protecting the crossing at the NYC diamond visible.