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by Hotbox
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne map 1885
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Fort Wayne map 1885

I didn't find anything in the report about LE&W's use of the track from Cass St. to the 4th St. yards, or its use of the 4th St. yards, which FW&J owned. I'll go back and read it again sometime, because it should include something about joint use of the 4th St. yards. FWM&C began construction on it...
by Hotbox
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: NKP # 157

Maybe southbound at the whistle post for the McKinley St. crossing, which no longer exists. Craig I think you are absolutely right on that. In the 1919 Sanborn maps the water tower (Virginia Carolina Fertilizer company) and the American Hoist looking building are perfectly placed to match this phot...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Some items I found in the 1913 newspapers. The attached newspaper article clarifies ownership of the FW&J-LE&W track from 4th St. to the PRR at Junction. Well, sort of clarifies: LS&MS didn't own it either. FW&J owned the track. FW&J was leased to and operated by LS&MS in perpetuity. A later newspa...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

I don't know whether ownership of the track from Junction to Cass St. depot was transferred to FWM&C, but we know from the ICC map that it was owned by FW&J in 1916. Craig According to sources available to me, FW&J was controlled by the LSMS from 1882 until 1914, right? The Lake Erie and Western ca...
by Hotbox
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Craig, the following 1876 map of Fort Wayne shows Clinton street as two disjointed segments to either side of the railroads. Note that it also depicts the NYC line as the Ft W, Muncie & Cincinnati west of Wells Street, and as the Ft W &Jackson, & Saginaw east of Wells street. If I recall properly (i...
by Hotbox
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

The 1902 Sanborn shows the P,FW, &C passenger terminal between Calhoun & Clinton....let me know if this link to a PDF works for you

https://spatialdata.iu.edu/DOQQS/state/ ... 2-0041.pdf
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

BTW, I neglected to mention what a great find you have with that picture of the Barthold underpass! That's the first actual proof I've ever seen that it actually existed. I played around in that area back in the early 1960's, and cannot recall having ever seen any trace of it. I do recall a steep ea...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

The PRR and Wabash were elevated from Lafayette to the St. Mary's River. The work began in mid-1910. Wabash was completed in 1912 and PRR in 1913, including PRR's overpass of Anthony Blvd. I haven't seen anything about the Hanna St. overpass, but it must have been built in 1912 with Anthony. The La...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

What is the date of the plat map you most recently posted? Just for comparison's sake, note the following "key" map from the 1902 Sanborn which appears to show roadway boundries for Polk st. all the way to Barthold, which the Griswold 1907 sketch seems to suggest as well (note the "Sherman/ Van Bure...
by Hotbox
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Hotbox wrote:Looking at that drawing, I'm wondering just how far east Polk street ran at that time?
by Hotbox
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Looking at that drawing, I'm wondering just how far east Polk street ran at that time?
by Hotbox
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

You might find the attached "Griswold's Birdseye View of Ft Wayne, 1907" of interest. It depicts the Barthold underpass, and shows the western terminus to be over by the old Asphalt plant over by the Van Buren street bridge. Note that Sherman street runs no further south than High Street at this tim...
by Hotbox
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wabash & PRR shops in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Wabash & PRR shops in Ft. Wayne

According to this book: http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/ ... story+2005

The PRR erecting hall demolition began in September 1976, with everything cleared for the new post office by 1978.
by Hotbox
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 985

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, all ofa sudd...
by Hotbox
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 985

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?