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by Hotbox
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: 1910 on the CN in Ney Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: 1910 on the CN in Ney Ohio

That was essentially a north-south feeder line of the NYC, wasn't it? Similar in scope to the FW & J?

My first exposure to that line was finding all of those free standing piers that once supported the long gone bridge in Rockford Ohio where the line crossed the St Mary's river.
by Hotbox
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

Back in the day, which town do you think had more annual PRR tonnage pulled through it, Ft Wayne or Logansport ?
by Hotbox
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

Thanks for your thoughts. I've always found it interesting the way crew districts are apportioned ,....both "end to end" on longer routes, as well as selectively on intertwining routes.
by Hotbox
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

And of course, the next logical question: the crews operating the Panhandle between Logansport and Bradford OH, where were they based?
by Hotbox
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

Wayne Gest wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Chicago traffic that went up the GR&I out of Richmond toward Ridgeville and then onto the Pandhandle into Logansport.
Would those road crews likely have been based in Richmond? And, if you know, freights running south from FW on the GRI, where were those crews based?
by Hotbox
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

Thanks for the detailed reply, Wayne. I can't say for sure about the Erie guy, I know "of him", I do not know him directly. I know that he currently is in his mid 60's, and was forced to move right after Conrail was formed...that's about as close as I can come....but yeah, his age bracket would have...
by Hotbox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Penn-Central questions

Thanks for both replies. it's kind of a loaded question, because PRR also had that line up through Kokomo and Logansport that would be a much shorter routing......but somewhere along the lines, someone told me that the line through Kokomo was mostly used for passenger service...I have no way of prov...
by Hotbox
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Penn-Central questions

This board has been pretty dead the last year or so, so hopefully no one will mind if I ask a couple somewhat nonsense questions about PennCentral back in the day. 1. Back when PRR and/or Penn Central operated their legacy lines through the Fort, was there ever much (regular) traffic between Cincinn...
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Does the Ag-grain operation currently on the north side of 205 sit on the same dirt as Snyder grain did back then?
by Hotbox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Anyone have info on when the track was physically removed?
by Hotbox
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

I don’t know why the endpoints were out in nowhere. Relocation and widening of US-30 was being designed in 1961, and an agreement was ratified Aug. 18, 1961 between PB&W and the State of Indiana for a grade crossing .5-mile east of Columbia City, where US-30 is now located. I suspect the crossing w...
by Hotbox
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Columbia City-Churubusco had already been abandoned in 1961 The pictures are all great! I was wondering if you have any further details regarding the abandonment of the Columbia City/Churubusco segment? I've found an application dated Jan. 25, 1961 and that's about it. I believe that the Auburn/But...
by Hotbox
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Road 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Lima Road 1913

So that's what that old barn that sat there collapsed all those years actually looked like before the years took their toll? NEVER thought I'd see that. Thanks!
by Hotbox
Thu May 31, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Kelly Lynch

nathansixchime wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:02 pm
more timely than I could have hoped with all the Amtrak changes.
Regarding that, were you folks utilizing Amtrak personnel for the roundtrips you made to Lafayette a few years ago? Seems like there would be no Amtrak engineers qualified in that territory is why I ask.
by Hotbox
Tue May 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Work at Hugo?

rrnut282 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:24 pm
When was the last time the diamond was replaced? Is it due?
Whatever it is they are doing, it's more than just the diamond. Tonight Nutmann ave was closed with a detour at the NCD grade crossing, asphalt torn up etc. Aren't the gates here new within the past few years?