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by Hotbox
Tue May 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

Okay thanks.
Woulda been nice if someone had reported the unit after it got west of here, but it seems to have fallen into a void for 4 days after I saw it.

I can't say for sure if it went west or south at Hugo,.....looks like they keep it pretty busy though.
by Hotbox
Mon May 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Curious NKP observation.
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Curious NKP observation.

Two thoughts: I don't think that the NKP elevation downtown is as "user friendly" for photographers as the PRR and Wabby tracks are. So a photographer from out of town likely doesn't know about what few prime vistas there are for the NKP downtown. Obviously standing on the old Wells street bridge of...
by Hotbox
Thu May 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

Chicago Line to mp 358 and onto the Huntington District or it could have come off the Chicago Line at Vermilion OH down to Bellevue then over to Fort Wayne... Huntington District trains are all crewed out of Peru, correct? I knew that Peru crews are qualified to Toledo, but are they also qualified ...
by Hotbox
Thu May 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

Okay, thanks...so does that mean that you think it likely was the same train spotted in Pennsylvania?
by Hotbox
Thu May 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

I realize this is a question that likely no one can answer with certainty, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. Wednesday evening I spotted Norfolk Southern's "Penn-Central" heritage unit trailing in a 3 unit consist, pulling a mixed freight headed west on NS' Huntington district, right around 6...
by Hotbox
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 86
Views: 7831

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

How do they handle the power connection between the slug and unit with the generator? Are they permanently wired, or is there some sort of ultra heavy duty quick-connector?
by Hotbox
Sat May 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 86
Views: 7831

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

Two engines on a local? Is that customary?
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 86
Views: 7831

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

Nice photo! Has Dana ever had any significant rail traffic?
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

]I was picturing of an "interchange" between the two roads via the freighthouses since they share a driveway. I'm with you on that, I intended the question I asked to be an additional curiosity....and not as any attempt to qualify or disqualify your comment. Let me ask it another way. Given that I ...
by Hotbox
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918

The "Fort Wayne And Northern Indiana Traction Railroad" that we were discussing in another thread ceased operations in 1918 and ultimately failed in 1919 as well, I believe. Of course they were bought by Samuel Insull and operated for a time thereafter under another name. but FWNIT was finished in 1...
by Hotbox
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comment and question
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: Comment and question

Bob Durnell wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:14 am


Do you have the story on the burning caboose? I have a burning caboose story of my own from Chicago.

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Here is a video of another flaming train:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqx5Qq2DUv0
by Hotbox
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

Well, "best wishes" sincerely!!
My thought was based mostly on the types of scenarios where a grain elevator or steel mill has it's own engine, own track, etc, yet remains connected to the mainline. Seems to work.
I'm sure they have liability concerns sharing the same track, also.
by Hotbox
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

We explored a couple of different options, but entangling operating arrangements with real estate transactions get sticky fast. I'm just a nobody, but it seems to me that having your track connect to theirs, with a derail device blocking you, which only NS has a key to, doesn't seem to be asking to...
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

That sounds more like what I thought to be the case.

FWIW, I think about you guys every time I buy a powerball ticket.

I'm just speculating, but I would imagine that if the Degroff-NKP extension falls through, you won't be putting 765 at Headwaters, at all?