A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Find an old ROW or want to know what the name of that one tower along the EL was? Post any historical questions or comments here. Open to any era from around the Ft Wayne area. Interurbans welcome!

Moderators: Moderator, Administrator

Post Reply
User avatar
Notch 8
Veteran
Posts: 1446
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:48 pm

A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:37 am

Kendallille Pennsy Railroad.jpg
Kendallville IN LS&MS.jpg
Bird's-eye view of ol' K'ville from atop the McCray buildings, circa 1909. Kendallville Indiana.jpg
1964 NYCS track diagram which shows all of the Kendallville side-tracks and which RR company was responsible for the maintenance of those sections. With the exception of the main lines.jpg
Here's a shot of Hardee's (formerly Burger Chef and O'Dell's) with attached caboose, circa 1987 Kendallville Indiana.jpg
Here's a shot of Hardee's (formerly Burger Chef and O'Dell's) with attached caboose, circa 1987 Kendallville Indiana.jpg (78.02 KiB) Viewed 8239 times
Kendallville IN 1980 Burger Chef with attached caboose the GR&I would be directly behind the photographer.jpg
wb NYC Fright Kendallville Indiana 1937 also largest lighted marquee between Chicago and NYC !.jpg
Kendallville IN Switching McCray’s……New York Central……..1937.jpg
New York Central Railroad engineer receiving orders on the fly, westbound, in Kendallville. 1937 Phillip Pepple Photo.jpg
Kendallville LS&MS rail road, circa 1905. This is a Velocipede, a hand pumped railroad bicycle with an outrigger for riding the rails. Location is the Kendallville rail yards, west of the depot..jpg
Here are several B&W from a distant past..

User avatar
rrnut282
Veteran
Posts: 1929
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:43 am
Location: M.P. CF161.8 NS's New Castle District

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by rrnut282 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:01 am

Interesting photos. Thanks for posting.
rrnut282
(Mike)

User avatar
indrr
Regular
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Greenfield, IN
Contact:

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by indrr » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:31 am

I remember that caboose restaurant from years ago. Is it still there??

User avatar
Notch 8
Veteran
Posts: 1446
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:48 am

The caboose has been gone from the Restaurant for sometime now, However the Caboose can still be seen sitting of St Rd 3 south of Avilla on the east side of the road as well as a former Southern X-series caboose. I miss Burger Chef !

sturmtiger
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:45 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by sturmtiger » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:35 pm

Many of those pictures were taken by my great Uncle Phillip Pepple. He took many pictures of trains and interurban raillines in the kendallville area.

cjberndt
Veteran
Posts: 650
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:03 am

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by cjberndt » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:59 pm

Sturmtiger:

Was Phillip Pepple the agent at the interurban depot on S. Main St.? I have c.1936 photos taken there by a Pepple.

Nice photos Mike.

I was recently advised that the NYC/GR&I diamond at KVille was taken out in 1975.

Craig Berndt

sturmtiger
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:45 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by sturmtiger » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:48 am

Yes, one in the same. He later was the Traffic manager for Flint and Walling. Didn't notice it before but that picture of Burger Chef was taken by my father David Manuel. As to the crossing, I can't say for sure but I am pretty sure it was later than that. More like very early 80's. 75 was when 4449 went through and I am almost certain it was still there then.

Mark
Veteran
Posts: 548
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:05 pm
Location: Fort Wayne

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by Mark » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:40 pm

Without the pole, the 1st. photo might be
a Ted Xaras painting ! He's done Pittsburgh
commuter engines like that, only with older
tenders.This thread brings back memories of
our Flint and Walling well pumps.

Thanks for a great set of photos.

Mark

k9fon
Veteran
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:35 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by k9fon » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:02 pm

I remember Hardee's well. Too bad they are gone as i always liked their burgers and sandwiches compared to the others. I remember the caboose that was out front in PC paint until it was repainted into the gaudy Hardee's theme..

User avatar
Notch 8
Veteran
Posts: 1446
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by Notch 8 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:40 pm

More Kendallville photo's
Attachments
Kendallville Indiana with E-8's leading a eb.jpg
eastbound NYCRR Steam Locomotive passing tower at the GR&I Diamond.jpg
John Marty in Kendallville 1984.jpg
Aerial Veiw Kendallville Indiana.jpg
Sears in downtown Kendallville Indiana.jpg
20th Century Limited heads east 1935.jpg
scan0026.jpg
Kendallville Indiana Powerhouse for the Interurban.jpg
Kendallville Indiana Interurban tracks.jpg
25714_1335218634533_3354666_n.jpg

KEITH_HARRIS
Veteran
Posts: 427
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:59 am
Location: Brookhaven, MS--EX Columbia City, IN

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:24 am

DO IT CENTER PICTURE: (JOHN MARTY ???)

KEITH

User avatar
Notch 8
Veteran
Posts: 1446
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by Notch 8 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:53 am

KEITH_HARRIS wrote:DO IT CENTER PICTURE: (JOHN MARTY ???)

KEITH
The One & Only !

KEITH_HARRIS
Veteran
Posts: 427
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:59 am
Location: Brookhaven, MS--EX Columbia City, IN

Re: A Blast from the past, Kendallville Indiana

Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:50 pm

BELIEVE IT OR NOT: THERE WAS ROOM IN THAT CAR FOR HIM AND HIM ONLY. IT WAS FULL FRONT AND BACK. HE SAID " I LIKE TO BE PREPARED" AND I GUESS HE WAS. THIS WAS BEFORE HE WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD. HE DID LIKE TO TALK !!!

KEITH

Post Reply