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by rrnut282
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Remember, when these maps were drawn up, they were literally drawn. By guys with BIG drafting tables, by hand. It took years for them to be completed, as they had to calculate and scale every line, by hand with no hand calculator. There was plenty of time for plans to change, or property to change h...
by rrnut282
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Former NKP in Bluffton
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Former NKP in Bluffton

It ends just East of SR 301, not 1.
by rrnut282
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: On the Road (again)
Replies: 0
Views: 46

On the Road (again)

Anybody else notice the BART cars rolling down I-69 on a flat-bed semi? I've seen three in the last couple of weeks. Hard to get a photo when your closing speed is in excess of 150mph. :wink:
by rrnut282
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triple Crown Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Triple Crown Yard

Over on another website, someone said 10E swaps blocks in Piqua and a 10R makes a pick-up. It would make sense that they can come in one end and out the other. Then, LF10 and LF14 make stops in Piqua also.
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918

Hotbox wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Interesting they would all fail at about the same time. Wonder if WWI had anything to do with it?
I'm sure the war and the flu pandemic took millions of people out of the economy. Also, these were weak lines and the roadway improvements made them a "nice to have" instead of a "necessity."
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Is that titled, "Notch 8 & sand?"
by rrnut282
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CLXX 1565
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: CLXX 1565

Looks good.
by rrnut282
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Sounds like an interesting idea.
by rrnut282
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer

It doesn't look like the factory in the background, but as shiny as she is, it has to be a delivery/acceptance photo.
by rrnut282
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I love looking at old maps to see "what it used to be" because it adds context to what we have now.
by rrnut282
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Louisville and Indiana (LIRC)
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Louisville and Indiana (LIRC)

CSX trackage rights, so CSX crews and power. The few crew changes I've seen seem to be all CSX crews. I haven't heard anything about L&I hiring more crews to handle this traffic.
by rrnut282
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Louisville and Indiana (LIRC)
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Louisville and Indiana (LIRC)

Kinda sorta. CSX invested millions to upgrade the line so they could use it as a relief valve for routes into Cincinnati. L&I owns the line, but CSX owns the improvements (ballast, ties, CWR, new bridges) and has exclusive trackage rights.
by rrnut282
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: CP 140 makes contact with a Heavy/Wide load at Butler IN,
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: CP 140 makes contact with a Heavy/Wide load at Butler IN,

Ouch. Glad to hear the only casualites were underwear. :P
by rrnut282
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Amtrak at Waterloo
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Amtrak at Waterloo

As I recall, they have to be running late to be seen in good daylight this time of year.