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by Hotbox
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

. I was just providing my view on why they were interested in the spur. I would more expect they intend to operate a "vintage diesel" on this tourist line. Or, with the core operation relocated near the main at WW, they could get by building narrow guage for the tourist spur line. LOL, al...
by Hotbox
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

rrnut282 wrote:You need a track to have a moving steam locomotive exhibit.


Okay, so then even if they end up locating the nucleus of their operations over on Burgess street, they still intend to exhibit an operational steam locomotive over near the Cass street Depot?
by Hotbox
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Headwaters Junction, Inc. is currently engaged with Norfolk Southern to acquire and develop West Wayne and the remainder of the Fort Wayne & Jackson right-of-way to 4th Street. While "North River" has always been the first choice, West Wayne is an alternate. ... Certainly exciting new...
by Hotbox
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grade crossings on the HD, west side
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Grade crossings on the HD, west side

So, what gives with the delay of work replacing rail on the Huntington District, west side of town? New sections of rail were laid on the ballast along the north main months ago, AND they just dug trenches in the asphalt across the grade crossings at Brooklyn and Nutman avenues dropped the rail in, ...
by Hotbox
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Propellers on the C,F,&E
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Propellers on the C,F,&E

That's remarkable. Those blades are longer than the Anthony Wayne building is tall.
by Hotbox
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Propellers on the C,F,&E
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Propellers on the C,F,&E

Thanks for the detailed reply. So then are you getting involved with erecting them?

Is that 186' 6" the length of each individual blade, or the diameter of the finished assembly?
by Hotbox
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Propellers on the C,F,&E
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Propellers on the C,F,&E

I know this is really late, but did anyone else see all those wind turbine blades last week moving east on the CFE? They were really huge, and one after another after another. I couldn't stop and count the entire train, but it looked like they were carrying a lot of them
by Hotbox
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop

I was under the impression that the passenger modules were more like the canisters they use at drive thru windows at banks? The people traveling from Columbus to Chicago would not likely stop here to pick up passengers, they would just blow on by while the system would just "launch" a modu...
by Hotbox
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop

>"because of the multi-state public-private coalition involved in the proposal"<

Marching the cows into the barn for another milking.
by Hotbox
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: A trip on the old canal
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: A trip on the old canal

The canal was pretty much doomed from the start with the development of a much better technology I.E. the railroad. The Evansville extension, had it not been built, would have saved a lot of debt but most likely not extended the life of the canal. I won't go out of my way to disagree with you there...
by Hotbox
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Interurban Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Interurban Power?

the Dunten store photo definitely shows the location of the photo I described, but the cow and pedestrian I do not remember. Definitely the type of Interurban unit shown in the Willows picture.
by Hotbox
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Interurban Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Interurban Power?

I'd probably have to go back to the Williows to give any meaningful description. As i recall the photo showed a single interurban car approaching down the middle of (old) Lima road, with a brick two-story building on the right hand side (from the camera's perspective). The building had considerable ...
by Hotbox
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Interurban Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Interurban Power?

That's just the thing Craig, in this particular picture there is no evidence of catenary cable, NOR of the unit having a pantograph.
by Hotbox
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Wabash Railroad Historical Society Annual Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Wabash Railroad Historical Society Annual Meeting

Okay, I have a question, how's that book on the FW&J coming along? Anticipated release date?
by Hotbox
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New construction on the C,F,&E?
Replies: 0
Views: 231

New construction on the C,F,&E?

What's going on with the CF&E line near Fairfield and Baker Streets? Noticed they have built a rather substantial (truck) access ramp running from Baker street up to the elevation. At first i suspected it might have something to do with the new I&M substation, but there are far easier ways f...

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