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by Mark
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Out & About November 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 10558

Re: Out & About November 2013

I just got an early Christmas present.I looked at Notch8's photos on flicker! Now tell us where it is,please. We are probably looking West at Linker. But, we might be looking West along the belt on Pontiac St.I just can't place that big white house or the large building looming in the background. Ar...
by Mark
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Out & About November 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 10558

Re: Out & About November 2013

Good stuff, notch 8.

Thank You!

Mark
by Mark
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR 4-4-4-4
Replies: 7
Views: 5331

Re: PRR 4-4-4-4

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/185886/CAPTION-ONLY--INDIANA-TRAIN-COLLISION.html"He and the engineer crouched behind the firebox, expecting it to derail." Frightening stories ! I am reminded of Knox because , now decades ago, our teenage neighbor's boyfriend's father, an NS engineer, died in a c...
by Mark
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR 4-4-4-4
Replies: 7
Views: 5331

Re: PRR 4-4-4-4

cjberndt wrote: but not much else was badly damaged. It sat on a side track at or near Knox for a couple weeks until they pulled it to Crestline.

Craig
Knox on NKP

Hamlet on PRR

Thanks

Mark
by Mark
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High speed passenger rail for the Fort
Replies: 8
Views: 10087

Re: High speed passenger rail for the Fort

A RETIRED OPERATOR TOLD ME HE STARTED OUT AS A FIREMAN, AND SEVERAL TIMES HE CAUGHT THE BROADWAY. HE SAID HE NEVER SAT DOWN BETWEEN FORT WAYNE AND CHICAGO. KEITH Hey Keith, good to hear from you! We have much for which to be thankfull. Attached is repost photo of my Dad just back from Europe and WW...
by Mark
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Platform walkway at N. End of Fulton?
Replies: 15
Views: 11658

Re: Platform walkway at N. End of Fulton?

Sherman Street is part of the Lincoln Hwy, don't know if it was during the Fort Wayne Jackson era. Also, here is a pic I found on the ACPL site. It is listed as the Sherman Street underpass but is obviously different then the one previously posted. Does anyone know where this bridge could be? http:...
by Mark
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER hauls 36" Natural Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 6315

Re: INER hauls 36" Natural Gas Pipeline

Yesterday evening there was a big oopsi involving some cars of
this pipe in the West end of East Wayne Yard. "Hulcher" was puting the stuff back in it's
proper place.Maybe a photo later.

Thanks

Mark
by Mark
Wed May 29, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS Fostoria sub blocked this evening
Replies: 0
Views: 2598

NS Fostoria sub blocked this evening

And, here is why: http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_85b77c50-c8d0-11e2-ac44-0019bb30f31a.html Train hit truck. I heard the dispatcher tell an Eastbound train out of New Haven,Indiana at 9:30P.M. that every siding to Leipsic was full. I wonder how this will effect the 765 run home tomor...
by Mark
Thu May 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Track
Replies: 14
Views: 10711

Re: New Track

If they aren't cleared all the way onto the Huntington, why have them leave the yard at all?[/quote] I miss the Four Mile House. We could eat there and watch the switching at the same time.Good steak and eggs. Is this connection handthrown from Snake to Chicago single main or dispatcher controlled n...
by Mark
Tue May 07, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 5/7/2013 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7073

Re: Where Diz 5/7/2013 ?

Notch 8

Please just stay away from my
home.Leave us in peace.

Thanks
Mark

One of the "Boxcar Children"
by Mark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS OCS in Fort Wayne
Replies: 4
Views: 4841

Re: NS OCS in Fort Wayne

Just curious about the operation of the office car special locomotive(s). When they come through an area such as this, do they pick up engineers from the local district to operate the train, or do they have dedicated crews that are permitted to operate anywhere the OCS goes? Last year I met the eng...
by Mark
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NW caboose in Bluffton today
Replies: 7
Views: 6596

Re: NW caboose in Bluffton today

dbrackin7 wrote:Also visiting Bluffton today is a crane and a scale car. The yard is slowly filling up with random equipment.
The engine was borrowed by NS 369 early
this morning.
by Mark
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Week of 2 17 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2823

Re: Week of 2 17 2012

That was fun!

Thanks

Mark
by Mark
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR MILEPOST
Replies: 6
Views: 5221

Re: PRR MILEPOST

Hey Ken,that was Craig's description. Your milepost came from Ohio. The 320 post was south of the tracks at the Baker St. station. It disappeared sometime after the line was single tracked. It was replaced with a modern " road sign" post. I wonder who took it and who has the post. Thanks for the pho...
by Mark
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR MILEPOST
Replies: 6
Views: 5221

PRR MILEPOST

"If the posts are triangular, about 12 in. on each side and stand about 4 ft. tall, they are mileposts or whistle posts."

Said Craig Berndt in the GR&I post.

I wonder who got the MP320 on the Fort Wayne Line.

Thanks

Mark