PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

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!

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PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Notch 8 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:54 am

PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN 1925
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Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by rrnut282 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:24 am

Nice photo
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Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by hibbard » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm not a Ft. Wayne expert, but behind the train is what appears to be the old, pre-Baker Street depot.
Was it left standing after Baker Street depot was built?

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Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Howard » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:42 pm

Yes, I believe it was used as offices for a time. Last use was Greiger Chevrolet, shown here in 1960.
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Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by hibbard » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:24 pm

WOW, what a 1950s era automotive history lesson. Thanks for the info and photo.

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Re: PRR 4-4-0 No. 642 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Bob Durnell » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:14 am

My dad used to buy all his cars there. I have some fleeting memories of being there when I was little. I don't know exactly when DeHaven bought them out, but my Chevelle was built the first week of May 1972, and it was delivered to Greigers. It couldn't have been too long after that, and I remember when DeHaven moved out to Illinois Road.
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