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by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

I don't have much to add, but from watching train movements for years, my guess is that pretty much EVERY Chicago District (NKP) crew gets enough trips on the Pennsy/Wabash between Hill and NE to stay qualified. Beyond that, I would only be speculating. Once again, to interject 765, a few years ago ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

All I can tell you is that on the 2011 trip on the CF&E, the train did NOT stop until it got to NE, so obviously there was no crew changes at Thomas Road or elsewhere. Maybe Kelly Lynch or someone else who knows can chime in, but some of 765's positioning moves must of made heads spin. For the Detro...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

From what I know of it, there has to be at least a pilot crew onboard that is qualified on that territory, if not actually running the train. These trains also run with local officials on board to discuss their territories with the big bosses. I have witnessed them stopping at NE, and a LOT of peopl...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

Also of interest, in November 2014, they ran eastward from Fort Wayne on the PRR. I can't remember where this trip started, but they stopped at Piqua Yard for awhile, and here they are, leaving town at Adams Center Road.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

PRR to Mike, Wabash to NE, NKP from NE eastward.
by Bob Durnell
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

Here's one many of you might of missed! In the summer of 2011 Norfolk Southern ran their executive F units and business cars Eastbound on the CF&E from Chicago to Fort Wayne, before continuing east of town on the Nickel Plate. Here the train rolls through Arcola, channeling the spirits of Eastbound ...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 2515

Re: January 20 - Junctions

I wanted to come to this event, but for the second Sunday in a row, I was on snowplow duty for my employer. I spent 7:30AM to 6PM in a plow truck that day.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

A mid-90's shot before East Wayne Yard had a car repair shop, repairs like this wheel change were performed outdoors.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

The trips (2) started and ended in Detroit, but passengers were let on and off at the NKP platforms on the elevation to go see the Three Rivers Festival or walk around downtown during the layover. I took a LOT of photos those two days. We originally were going to go to Detroit and ride, but we got w...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

7/13/14. NKP 765 with the northbound Detroit Arrow excursion rounds the curve along East Berry Street heading for Anthony Blvd on on her old home territory.
by Bob Durnell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

Did they move their shop over to South Calhoun for a while after they closed the store at Superior and Clinton? I was living on the west coast from 1983 till 2003, and when I came back I noticed a small lot on South Calhoun (north of Creighton a few blocks) that had a sign featuring that little car...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

I was just a kid (18) when I started dealing with Neil, but he was always very nice and pleasant to deal with.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

Oh, yeah. My grandfather used them for years, and my employer used them to re-do truck seat cushions until Neil Fine closed up when the city bought the property. In 1989, they put a new convertible top on my Chevelle. That top is STILL like brand new, except for the tear in it that was the fault of ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

I took this photo several years ago. It is on the old Phelps Dodge plant siding that comes up the hill from the NS Wabash main and crosses Meyer Road. This is the oldest piece of in use rail I have found in Allen County. While nobody has used this spur for revenue use for decades, Norfolk Southern l...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 15039

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

This picture from the mid 90's shows crews loading boiler equipment out of the former City Light plant onto waiting flat cars in the former FW&J yard across the street for shipment. I can't remember if this equipment was re-purposed or scrapped, but I assume if it was scrapped, they would have cut i...