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by Wayne Gest
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: GR&I
Replies: 0
Views: 88

GR&I

I just learned of the publication of this book. I know nothing more about it than what it says here:

http://msupress.org/books/book/?id=50-1 ... 9NLmhKg2w
by Wayne Gest
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Penn-Central questions

I would hazard a guess and say Logansport. The Panhandle was a heavy freight route to Chicago and the PRR main through Fort Wayne was known to be more of a passenger route. Both routes had a Pittsburgh connection but I've read different times that freight traffic went primarily via Columbus.
by Wayne Gest
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950

There's a lot to see in that picture, the rider car, the CB&Q boxcar, Everywhere West, and the brakeman riding the tank car. That's not even mentioning that Lima-built ex-Cloverleaf 2-8-0 912, built in 1922, as shown on the NKP all time roster.
by Wayne Gest
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Penn-Central questions

I wish I knew more to answer your questions. The fellows who became CR men in Fort Wayne had jobs and traffic for a number of years after PC disappeared, until L. Stanley Crane came along and upended the railroad map. I can say that in Fort Wayne, after the traffic disappeared post-Conrail, a lot of...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Penn-Central questions

As far as I know, the Logansport-Richmond traffic was protected by crews that had Logansport as a home terminal. These stories were told to me by a couple of fellows I knew who'd hired out onto the PRR when they were furloughed from the NKP, this in the late 50's. As for Bradford, Bradford was done ...
by Wayne Gest
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central questions
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Penn-Central questions

There was Chicago traffic that went up the GR&I out of Richmond toward Ridgeville and then onto the Pandhandle into Logansport. This was told to me by two different fellows who had worked that way. The route via New Castle was primarily for passenger trains at one time and the old PRR men who heard ...
by Wayne Gest
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: November 15 2004 Piqua Yard
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: November 15 2004 Piqua Yard

Actually, making its way out the Union Belt to the Huntington District, the old industrial lead once shared by the NKP, the Wabash, and the Pennsylvania, for the industries on the east side of Fort Wayne. Nice pictures.
by Wayne Gest
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Back
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Welcome Back

Good to see it's back and working.
by Wayne Gest
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Leipsic OH
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Leipsic OH

That tower lasted some 35 plus years after it was closed. The other tower at the DT&I was torn down shortly after it closed and I've never even seen a picture of the third tower that was where the B&O and the DT&I once crossed on the south side of town. Come to think of it, there was also a tower bu...
by Wayne Gest
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

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: 399

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: 259

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: 397

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: 939

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: 275

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/