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by Bob Durnell
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: LaOtto Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: LaOtto Question

The Eel River began operation in 1871 as the Detroit, Eel River and Illinois. In 1879 it was leased to the Wabash for 99 years. After a protracted legal battle between the Wabash and DER&I stockholders in Logansport, the Wabash lease of the line was annulled in 1901, and it reverted back to local co...
by Bob Durnell
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RUNNION INTERLOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 14486

Re: RUNNION INTERLOCKING

Craig is you who is correct. I just checked my Nickel Plate Publicity Photo's Volume II, which has pictures of the new East Wayne facilities and it list July 1951 as the date of opening. I'm not sure why I was thinking a later date. I know the NKP didn't exactly get a ton of use out of their steam e...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RUNNION INTERLOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 14486

Re: RUNNION INTERLOCKING

I believe East Wayne opened in 1956. All shop functions would have moved to New haven, but I'm thinking a few tracks may have been left in place at West Wayne for local cars.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

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A little fun in the snow last week.... I love to take snow photos.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: NS CP names

Hah wait until you see some of the OFF THE WALL names they used for the Huntington and Chicago district. Apparently the guy in question saw things like East North Findlay and West North Findlay. Or East and West South Whitley. Then noticed you had in places THREE names shared. Ether with the lap si...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: NS CP names

For those of us not in th eknow, what constitutes "Southern Railway practice?" Giving control points names that don't mean anything? No, not having East and West stations sharing the same name is SRR practice. The name picking process is HUGEly political. Many of the early ones were named after peo...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: NS CP names

In a related note, the signals at NE at New Haven now have nice little signs that say CP NE. It's the first time I EVER recall there being signs out there. On a strange note, the new signs are Conrail blue with the old Conrail font. Kind of hilarious for a NKP/WAB junction. Does Altoona have a syste...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: NS CP names

For those of us not in th eknow, what constitutes "Southern Railway practice?" Giving control points names that don't mean anything?
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: NS CP names

Hey, why use a simple descriptive name when you can use a meaningless one that can easily be confused? After all these years, I STILL can't remember which CP is Sand and which one is Hill. I am slowing coming to the conclusion that Norfolk Southern as a company is slowly losing it's mind.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

I FINALLY got the N&W Heritage unit last week. 18 down, two to go.........
by Bob Durnell
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 6872

Re: NS Chicago District

There is a new one on the ground at Junction awaiting installation too. Curiously, NS has had a couple of what appear to be brand new signals of the older type in storage at East Wayne. One wonders if these won't eventually go to scrap without ever being installed. I guess they could be used in a no...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Sadly, I was too young to appreciate or truly understand what was happening, and not really in a position to document it. By the time I got serious about it, most of the fun was already over.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Variety is the spice of life. In an era of only seven class one railroads, and basically two locomotive models, is it any wonder some of us get so excited about Heritage units, leasers, crappy looking short line power and oddball rebuilds?
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

6/6/10 Old Maumee Road. I believe this was the very last time I ever saw TWO Conrail painted units on the same train.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44674

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

They definitely don't set any speed records on that line, but I'm only aware of one derailment during the CF&E's tenure, so it's probably better than it looks.