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by Hotbox
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

Sadly, I was too young to appreciate or truly understand what was happening, and not really in a position to document it. By the time I got serious about it, most of the fun was already over. I was really too young to appreciate it too...I was a "railfan" in the sense that most boys in their early ...
by Hotbox
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

I don't think any of us understood how good we had it as railfans back in the 1960s-70s.

Erie? gone! GRI? ditto FW&J? ditto all those NKP sceondaries? ditto...C&O? ditto!
by Hotbox
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

I miss Conrail.
by Hotbox
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

Okay, I gotta ask...."Hump" must be the name of a junction? I ask, because I don't think they still have the retarders and all that is required for an operating hump yard...do they? I know that the underpass is the physical "hump" but they aren't humping it, are they?
by Hotbox
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

It's a shame that you stopped posting your photos.
by Hotbox
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: ND&W Photos

Mind you, I'm not saying that the track in that area does not have it's problems, I'm sure that it does. But cameras have a way of amplifying that sort of thing.
by Hotbox
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: ND&W Photos

I've shot photos of track that actually was in pretty good condition, that once photo'ed it "noodled" out like the rail in your photo. I think you are right when you say "compression"...but I think it has something to do with the amount of zoom, causing a "compression" of sorts in the depth of field...
by Hotbox
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: ND&W Photos

https://i.imgur.com/aebkdTr.jpg Quick question, I often see this phenomenon in photos that I take. I know the tracks are in no where near as bad condition as the photo makes them appear. You can be standing there in person and the track looks fine....Much of the distortion in in the camera. I alway...
by Hotbox
Mon May 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

hibbard wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Looks more like Canadian Pacific. All it needs is the beaver.
My gosh, you are right! Erie was blue with a red stripe...my bad!
by Hotbox
Mon May 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

Is it just me , or does that lead unit have one of Erie-Lackawannas paint schemes?
by Hotbox
Sun May 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

I always get a little bit confused with the term "cowl" as it pertains to locomotives. To me a cowl is like a fairing on a motorcycle, or a shield over a nose cone.....or like a front air dam on a Can-Am car. Was it possible on the units featured in the photo to enter the crew compartment from the f...
by Hotbox
Sat May 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 116
Views: 14456

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

it looks like the trailing unit #232 has a doorway at the centerline over the coupler. Were these units "covered wagons" in the traditional sense?
by Hotbox
Tue May 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 842

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: 848

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: 842

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 ...