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by Hotbox
Thu May 31, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 4
Views: 315

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: 266

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: 266

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: 266

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: 266

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: 165

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: 4
Views: 315

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: 4
Views: 315

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: 2547

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: 662

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: 662

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?
by Hotbox
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne map 1885
Replies: 2
Views: 777

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: 910

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: 22
Views: 2547

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: 22
Views: 2547

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...