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by wheeler
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Saint Joseph Valley Railway
Replies: 44
Views: 29670

Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

a great pic!
by wheeler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Favorite locomotives ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6626

Re: Favorite locomotives ?

B&O 4-8-2 "Mountain" type
by wheeler
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garrett Building Demolition
Replies: 4
Views: 4442

Re: Garrett Building Demolition

@ jeff jones. the concrete that you mentioned is the remains of the coal dock and ash pit. if you drive down the alley north of there, you can also see where the water pumps for the operation are still in the ground. (Basically rusty 8-10" pipe sticking out)
by wheeler
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 765's Schedule to C.V.L.
Replies: 28
Views: 14857

Re: 765's Schedule to C.V.L.

Kelly- it was wrong of me to 'bust your balls', and I really did not intend to do so. I am sorry for my rant. I guess that you and the group are trying very hard to promote the 765. It is a cool piece and great that it is in operation. I was a member when 'nothing' was going on, no plans, no contact...
by wheeler
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 765's Schedule to C.V.L.
Replies: 28
Views: 14857

Re: 765's Schedule to C.V.L.

Once again, I see how 'they' will do everything to kiss NS's butt, but could not care less about the 'locals' that helped to support and refit this loco. Great timing and business plan too :roll: FWRHS might as well leave the loco somewhere where it can be run, if all the they can do is fire it up o...
by wheeler
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Good Article in today's J-G
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Re: Good Article in today's J-G

8) Don't understand why SDI is not using more railcars in Butler, since they make rail in the C.C. plant??? OH WELL!!! :roll: The CC mill can make rail in addition to wide flange beams. There has to be an order for either to be produced. Railroads have always been notorious for being 'cheap', and d...
by wheeler
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garrett S1 scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: Garrett S1 scrapped

back in march I saw a guy inside the fence with 2 5 gallon (blue) diesel fuel cans. There were some batteries, tools, and jumper cables lying about also. It looked to me as if he was trying to get it started. I was hoping/wondering if anyone from here knew the guy. Anyways, I had heard in the past t...
by wheeler
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garrett S1 scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Garrett S1 scrapped

I am surprised that there was no mention of this. Last monday, the 3rd , I was passing thru garrett, and the engine was almost all cut up. the prime mover was set aside, but looked to have had all of its' inspection plates removed. only the deck and below was left, and this was around 11 am. there w...
by wheeler
Sun May 10, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switchers at SDI
Replies: 0
Views: 1446

Switchers at SDI

Image


cell phone pic, SW1200,SW10,SW1200 no idea why they were tied up like this,
thought you might enjoy it.
by wheeler
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: LSMS
Replies: 10
Views: 5701

Re: LSMS

Thanks Craig, always good to hear from you. I never did know that the line was really never owned by anyone else (NYC for example) in more modern times. Rieke and Alcoa (formerly Ramco) are the only 2 businesses still served. And I keep forgetting that the used car lot/lumberyard/whatever else is ha...
by wheeler
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: LSMS
Replies: 10
Views: 5701

LSMS

The Lake shore and Michigan Southern that passed thru Auburn had a small depot on "Lakeshore drive" near auburn Junction. In later years this line was controlled by the NYC. "Where" did the engines/crews that serviced Auburn industries originate from? Also, where did this line run "From" and "to"?? ...
by wheeler
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne Train Number Index - Greg
Replies: 32
Views: 14178

Re: Fort Wayne Train Number Index - Greg

Anyone know the train number that switches out SDI Butler??
by wheeler
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Garrett model railroad open house
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

Garrett model railroad open house

Sunday dec 14th noon 'til 5pm. Located in the basement of the Museum in Garrett. Operating layout, free admission. Come by and check it out! :mrgreen:
by wheeler
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: C-c-c-c-changes
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: C-c-c-c-changes

NICE!
I wonder who ended up with the cool NKP sign?
by wheeler
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYC wreck 1968
Replies: 10
Views: 5222

Re: NYC wreck 1968

I "think" Penn-Central was formed in jan of 1968. his event happened in june. Ironically it is a great shot to see both a "penn" and a"Central" in their own paint. I did some research, and both of these engines lived on into conrail years, were listed on the roster in 1976. A new E7 and E8 combo. Re...