Search found 440 matches

by Wayne Gest
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Don't even think of stopping, your posts are always so informative and you almost always have pictures, too.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !

It is a impressive structure but I imagine that they're concerned that it may fall someday or chunks of the structure might someday come falling down. I doubt that the structure means very much to the majority of the population of Decatur, either, many of whom, no doubt, have no memory of the Erie e...
by Wayne Gest
Tue May 29, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Disappearing Steam
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Disappearing Steam

Coming off the elevation in 1958, from the News-Sentinel, it's the third picture in the story: http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local ... in-photos/
by Wayne Gest
Mon May 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: T&C Interurban 1913-1914
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: T&C Interurban 1913-1914

If you enlarge the picture, you can read the Wolf and Dessauer's billboard, as well as the billboard for a car dealership, and see the New York Central (FW&J) crossing in the distance.
by Wayne Gest
Wed May 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New York Central Signal Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: New York Central Signal Bridge

The mind staggers to think how many trains have been governed by that signal since the time of its installation.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Last Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Last Trip

Seen on the News-Sentinel website, a PRR engineer's last trip from 64 years ago:

http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local ... in-photos/
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where Diz 4/21/18 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Where Diz 4/21/18 ?

May I second Poneto?
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Clover Leaf head on crash Bluffton IN
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Clover Leaf head on crash Bluffton IN

I would hazard a guess that it's right in Bluffton and that is the LE&W main in the foreground. I love those old pictures with crowds of the public looking over the wreck. There's several bicycles lying in the grass. Might that be shared to the Clover Leaf Facebook page?
by Wayne Gest
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018

Did you find any scrap in the nature of knuckles, drawbars, the lids that used to be over friction bearings. Someone I knew walked the LS&MS Old Road line in Ohio between Monroeville and Norwalk, OH, with a metal detector and found all sorts of things of that nature. I used to wonder what would have...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steubenville Diamond
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Steubenville Diamond

You got me, I thought I was going to find another great historical picture of Steubenville, maybe with the tower visible. Didn't know but you sure got me. :lol:
by Wayne Gest
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waterloo Report
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Waterloo Report

8972 has a headlight burned out, it appears.
by Wayne Gest
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS Dispatchers
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: NS Dispatchers

It might well be. The division offices are still there but the timekeeping duties were moved years ago and now the dispatcher forces are departing. With the consolidation of the dispatchers, it might well lead to the consolidation of more divisions. I understand that the Dearborn Division has a rela...
by Wayne Gest
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: NKP # 157

Fascinating discussion. It's too bad we'll probably never have a resolution but I sure like seeing these old pictures. It's always a big surprise to find a picture of a location that you're familiar with and learning, via the picture, that it looked almost nothing like what your present day self is ...
by Wayne Gest
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: NKP # 157

Your point about the possibility that's the interurban is well taken. I based my guess on what I think I'm seeing in the background. Is that a large building on the left, a predecessor to Slater Steel, perhaps. The buildings on the right in the background, I don't know what they are but the entire l...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: NKP # 157

I think that guessing the picture is just south of Junction might be a safe guess. That visible whistle post might well be for today's Taylor Street.