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by wabash2800
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Wabash Railroad Historical Society Annual Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

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? Hobbox: Thanks for asking. I'm still working on it. It's pretty much laid out with more work required in certain areas. The fact that I'm working two jobs and (voluntarily) sidetracked to help organize the ...
by wabash2800
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Wabash Railroad Historical Society Annual Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

Wabash Railroad Historical Society Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is September 8-10, 2017 at the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum at 253 Southwest Street in Bellevue, Ohio. Member admission is 35 dollars and 40 dollars for nonmembers and guests. Registration deadline is August 31. Go to http://www.wabashrhs.org/p/wrhs-news.html for a detailed i...
by wabash2800
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Book at Nappanee Show this Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Wabash Book at Nappanee Show this Weekend

Though I don't do many train shows, this will probably be my last this year until the Fort Wayne & Jackson-New York Central book comes out. I'll be there to sell and autograph the "Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District" this weekend. Out of the 1,200, I have less than 250 left and they are still...
by wabash2800
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven Minute Wabash RR Video!
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

Re: Seven Minute Wabash RR Video!

It has been taken off the website, but you can still watch it on youtube. Just do a search under "Wabash Fourth District Clips".

Victor A. Baird
www.erstwhilepublications.com
by wabash2800
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash J-1 4-6-2 #664
Replies: 7
Views: 4032

Re: Wabash J-1 4-6-2 #664

Bob:

I don't know what kind of coaling apparatus it was, but according to Skipp, it was made of wood and it burned. I don't have a date either.

Victor A. Baird
www.erstwhilepublications.com
by wabash2800
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: New York Central Waterloo Indiana
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

Re: New York Central Waterloo Indiana

Reportedly, before LE&FW No. 1 was displayed at the park, one idea floated around was to have a railroad museum at Fort Wayne and display steam locomotives from the various railroads in the area. A few years ago, when I first saw the photo of the Niagara on the interchange track at Waterloo, my hear...
by wabash2800
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash J-1 4-6-2 #664
Replies: 7
Views: 4032

Re: Wabash J-1 4-6-2 #664

Criag and all: One of the guys that was working on the coaling machine when it collapsed, Victor Brandon, was crippled for the rest of his life. Clarence Montgomery (in my Wabash book) told me about that. At first Clarence thought he fell off the coaling machine at Benton, Indiana, but I later made ...
by wabash2800
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Belated Christmas Card!
Replies: 0
Views: 2135

Belated Christmas Card!

Ice-covered flange-ways on a road crossing in Angola caused this mishap with New York Central K-11, No. 3003 in the 1930s. Jim Tarbel took the photograph. The K-11's were used on freight trains and as a back-up for the gas electric passenger trains on the New York Central Fort Wayne Branch in this t...
by wabash2800
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District

Well, if you are referring to the B&OCT and the C&WI, the Wabash crews ran on them and did not require pilots but had to be qualified. Later there was a short section on the BRC that they ran on to get to Landers that Wabash (& N&W crews were qualified to run on too. There were transfer freights to ...
by wabash2800
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District

Hotbox wrote: "One more question, does the attached sketch accurately reflect the routing a Wabash through freight would be sent through Chicago, back in the day?" Sorry, I didn't see your post sooner. Well yes, and no, if you mean "back in the day" as in the steam era, only the lesser freights, lik...
by wabash2800
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo NYC H-6 No. 6341 at Fort Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Re: Photo NYC H-6 No. 6341 at Fort Wayne

In the previous post I mentioned my willingness to promote my FW&J book at the 2015 Railroad Celebration at the Baker Street Station. After Craig Berndt provides a formal announcement on the Celebration, I'll have more, but right now I can say that I have been OK'd by the Three Rivers Railroad Herit...
by wabash2800
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: B&O at Avilla IN
Replies: 8
Views: 4846

Re: B&O at Avilla IN

Craig: What I was referring to is that the ICC Valuation drawings for the relocated B&O in the area have notations and show property lines for right-of-way conveyed to the T&C Interurban. You made copies of those drawings from the last time I was at the National Archives... I think it would be inter...
by wabash2800
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Waterloo Amshack Station
Replies: 17
Views: 11760

Re: Waterloo Amshack Station

Some years ago when the Lions Club raised funds to save the depot (Conrail was going to level it). I worked with them to get the right NYC colors based on information I had on the New York Central's paint manufacturer and colors. IRC, the manufacturer no longer existed but another paint manufacturer...
by wabash2800
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Photos of NYC Freight House Demolition?
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

Photos of NYC Freight House Demolition?

Does anyone have any photo candidates of the Fort Wayne, NYC Fourth Street Freight House Demolition that I could use in my Fort Wayne & Jackson book? If so, please contact via the message board on my website. Please don't sent photos.

Thanks

Victor A. Baird
www.erstwhilepublications.com
by wabash2800
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Accident on The Old Road 138 years ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1737

Re: Accident on The Old Road 138 years ago

Thanks for sharing. However, to be correct, I would not call this section the "Old Road". It is my understanding that the Old Road was the section of the railroad btw Toledo and Chicago via Michigan. This was to distinguish it from the "Air Line" btw Elkhart and Toledo through Indiana that was newer...