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by Hotbox
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

I guess that I got my answer...... the Lake Erie & Ft Wayne was originally an "in house" operation for Ft Wayne Rolling mills. As such I guess they serviced the mill from whatever connected line had mill related business. They could push cars onto the LE&W,....they could take cars down to the mini y...
by Hotbox
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

Here is a composite of the relevant frames from the 1919 Sanborns, with the line in question emphasized with red arrows. Regrettably, the Sanborns do not show the actual connection, but it's hard to envision that line going anywhere else. https://i.imgur.com/uxO8Atm.jpg Link to zoomable copy: https:...
by Hotbox
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

The list of fort wayne industries once served by the mighty PRR reads like a who's who of our economic foundation. But one property appears to be suspiciously missing a siding. Ft Wayne Rolling mills....did they have rail service with PRR? All I've been able to find is a possible connection with Lak...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 5830

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

After all of that work, and an inexcusable amount of time to do it, ..... I'll have to give the City of Fort Wayne a little credit. Three weeks ago they closed Harris rd for repairs. They were re paving the northern most 1/8 mile, just leading up to the intersection with Coliseum Blvd...new curbs, ...
by Hotbox
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 18
Views: 8032

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: 18
Views: 8032

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: 18
Views: 8032

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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: 120
Views: 32045

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...