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by Hotbox
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne 1930
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Fort Wayne 1930

The following photo, courtesy ACPL, depicts Fort Wayne's downtown, in 1930 (as evidenced from the scaffolding still around portions of the Lincoln Tower) Noteworthy to me as much for the buildings that are still with us, as much as those that are not. I think this is the first good picture I have ev...
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8901

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Now that Aunt Millies is no longer baking bread downtown, I wonder if you guys could get the use of their old siding as a tour embarkation point? With the Landing set to redevelopment, that might be a hot ticket? Location, Location, Location!! :twisted:
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8901

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

you are no better off now than what you were before the project was announced. It would be funny if all the City's stubbornness at North River was due to reluctance for re-installation of grade crossings at Sherman, Wells, Harrison, and 4th Streets. Well, I guess they acquired control of that aspec...
by Hotbox
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR era question
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: PRR era question

I don't have an answer.. can't tell by looking at the schedule.. I'm guessing the type of service offered or hours of operations ? Well, I sincerely appreciate the info you posted. The company I spent most of my career with, owned a property in downtown Pittsburgh, and one of PRR's lines runs right...
by Hotbox
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familiar name publicized
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Familiar name publicized

Well, I see that my guess was wrong. Sorry for your loss, those of you who knew him.
by Hotbox
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familiar name publicized
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Familiar name publicized

. I don't know how to take this. The point that I intended is, I doubt anyone who has read your post, has access to the August issue. And consequently has no idea who the celebrity is. I know that Greg occasionally gets mentioned, so if I were forced to speculate then I would guess that is who you ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familiar name publicized
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Familiar name publicized

WOW, 35 views and not a single comment from anyone? You must be the only subscriber. I used to read Trains pretty regularly. Probably still a good magazine, it just started to feel "watered down" a few years ago......so I kinda faded out as a regular reader
by Hotbox
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR era question
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: PRR era question

That's a lot of interesting information! What does it signify when a city name is in bold font, compared to the cities listed in regular font?
Such as Fort Wayne compared to Crestline. (timetable)
by Hotbox
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR era question
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: PRR era question

Yep, that helps....thanks!
by Hotbox
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: PRR era question
Replies: 5
Views: 671

PRR era question

In days of old, when knights were bold, what routing would the Broadway Limited follow between Canton OH and Pittsburgh PA?

And would a "typical" thru freight (destined for the P,FW,&C line) have followed the same path?
by Hotbox
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 6609

Re: Back Again

Maybe it would help if they vetted their contractors a little better?

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by Hotbox
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 6609

Re: Back Again

This dawned on me today when I was admiring all the new road work on Goshen Road by Gateway Plaza and suddenly realized that the nice fancy new curbs with storm drains run right through what USED to be turn lanes. I was driving past Gateway Plaza this afternoon, and noticed that in some locations, ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remarkable reference
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Remarkable reference

It also seems a little odd that CF&E would be listed, since they don't even own any track where they do operate?
by Hotbox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remarkable reference
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Remarkable reference

. Some of it has to do with non-compliant paperwork to update information, like not filing the proper abandonment forms. Purchase agreements sometimes miss a section, etc. It really wouldn't surprise me if some of the old transactions were intentionally opaque, to conceal "questionable" tactics. Th...
by Hotbox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remarkable reference
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Remarkable reference

I believe that you are probably right Howard. I just found a "comparable" document from 2004, which Mentions only "N&W RR" as a railroad at that location, but even more troubling cites "Conrail" as the railroad lying between the Maumee river and Washington Blvd https://web.archive.org/web/2011061520...