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by Hotbox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 13
Views: 244

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: 13
Views: 244

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: 13
Views: 244

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: 203

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: 427

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: 366

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?
by Hotbox
Mon May 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Work at Hugo?

They were, however, scraping up the wayside ballast along the Huntington District well west of the diamond, so it "looks" like whatever it is might be more than just the diamond.

Perhaps New Yard is getting an upgrade to it's west entry switch?
by Hotbox
Mon May 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Work at Hugo?

I suppose that is as good an explanation as any. Provided they have any money left over after they two-track from Junction to Hartford City AND raise the bridge over the Marion District in Wabash to accommodate double stacks...LOL!
by Hotbox
Sun May 27, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Work at Hugo?

Thursday I noticed that the NCD was full of MOW equipment between Nutmann av and Engle road, and yesterday crossing the Huntington District on Nutmann I noticed that most of the wayside ballast had been scrapped up into big piles and it looked like some grading had been done, with fresh blue spray p...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage unit now a "worktrain"?
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Heritage unit now a "worktrain"?

Friday I was crossing the Huntington District on Nuttman ave and saw the NKP #8100 heritage unit sitting on a siding in New Yard, hitched up to a long string of orange MOW cars.

Surprised to see this unit in a work train.
by Hotbox
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Kelly Lynch

I'd imagine there are numerous "not so fun" jobs required by each event. Making sure that there's coal when and where you need it, not to mention that you really can't just bop into your local Handy-Dandy with a garden hose and "borrow" 20,000 gallons of water.
by Hotbox
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Kelly Lynch

Really enjoyed your article in the May 2018 issue of Trains magazine.
by Hotbox
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 22
Views: 2718

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Craig Thought you might find the following interesting, I guess it was a preliminary part of Georger Kessler's "Master Plan" for Fort Wayne's Park and Boulevard system, depicting the grade separation at Barthold (discussed earlier in this thread) and tentative bridge across the river and tie-in to t...
by Hotbox
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Op Question
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Train Op Question

RDJ wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Where is the location of Junction and Mike.
Thanks.

RD

Both are on the former Pennsy main through town. Junction is just west of the Saint Mary's river, Mike is basically over Hanna street
by Hotbox
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Op Question
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Train Op Question

rrnut282 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:43 am
Chicago-bound trains get directions to "pull past junction and back it in" when they are early and there are no crews available
For such a move, would they expect the conductor to de-board at Junction, wait for the end of the train and then ride the last car for the entire back up move?