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by rrnut282
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 43
Views: 24241

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

IINM, the law is now you have to get all living relatives of the deceased to sign-off on the re-interment. That has to be a genealogical nightmare (and intentional roadblock).
by rrnut282
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 14
Views: 7350

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Interesting.
by rrnut282
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car

The Achilles Heel of TimeTable and TrainOrder operations: oops I forgot about that one. Not only did you have to worry about the safe operation of your train, you had to be aware of every other train out there and prepare to run in the "gaps" of the schedule. Even if it was running late. And that is...
by rrnut282
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: GR&I head on near Cadillac MI with Vandalia Car

DOT records started around 1910. So no luck looking for details there.
by rrnut282
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GR&I Track Work
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: GR&I Track Work

I know the city has plans to use the former GR&I R/W for a trail, but that is further North of this location.
by rrnut282
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Heritage Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Southern Heritage Unit

I'm surprised it still looks clean.
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: On the Road (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Re: On the Road (again)

I think I know why we are seeing those BART cars roll through the fort. I saw three of them sitting off Engle Rd at a specialized carrier yard, leading me to believe a Fort Wayne company (or at least an office) is involved in the transportation. IIRC BART is wide gage so no rail operations on standa...
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Train Wreck in Edon Ohio 110 years ago
Replies: 1
Views: 5379

Re: Train Wreck in Edon Ohio 110 years ago

Looks like they had plenty of "help." :lol:
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

Interesting that a new supplier is starting up in that market. PSR touts how fewer cars are needed as they turn faster. The only good thing going for them is timing as a glut of older cars time-out and need replaced. Normally attrition is somewhat balanced, but many were scrapped early thanks to the...
by rrnut282
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Do we really know if NS pissed off GM or is this just the end of the existing contract and CF&E won the bid?

-Or- is this all for show to strong-arm NS to drop prices to win the next bid go-around?
by rrnut282
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Thanks PSR.
Who needs customers to keep to stock price up?
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SW9
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: SW9

Nice shot.
by rrnut282
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 156
Views: 121993

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

Something I haven't seen in a while just went by WB: export locomotives from Muncie. They were on 8-axle flatcars and wrapped, so no idea of the paint scheme or gage.
by rrnut282
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: NS 1068 The Erie Heritage Unit

No DPU?
by rrnut282
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 156
Views: 121993

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

An interesting evening on the NCD Fri30Oct2020. I was working in Blackford County and heard 174 and L69 going North around 1030. It was quiet until 1350 when 65H rolled up to the Bluffton Holdout and waited. I thought maybe it was going to the ethanol plant. 200 pulled up behind 65H at 1420. MOW was...