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by rrnut282
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379

What day was this? I was out along portions of the waterlevel route Thursday.
by rrnut282
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winters Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Winters Rd

There is little mass in the antenna compared to the signal mast and heads. A plane would suffer minor damage after contacting an antenna. Many years ago, it was a taller, but still not full-sized signal mast.
by rrnut282
Tue May 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

Last I knew crews can go from Peru to Elkhart, Detroit, or Toledo Eastbound and Decatur Westbound. Trains terminating or getting on/off the ex Wabash will have a crew from Peru or Detroit take a cab the rest of the way they aren't on a train. FWA-Bellevue was its own crew district. FWA-Chicago is a ...
by rrnut282
Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Curious NKP observation.
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Curious NKP observation.

I've always been disappointed when reading a book on something local and seeing little local. That seems to be the norm with few exceptions. :roll:
by rrnut282
Wed May 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New Customer on the Indiana Northeastern
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: New Customer on the Indiana Northeastern

Hopefully, the railroad gets a good share of that, but I'm not optimistic. Those are truckable quantities.
by rrnut282
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: NS Chicago District

Bob Durnell wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:30 pm
... it appears to me that the extended Hadley Siding will stop a little short of East Dunfee.
About how short? It would make little sense to have a short stretch of single main, depending upon that length and geological obstacles.
by rrnut282
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

HB Since the traction lines did things a little differently, I can see them handling it many different ways. Some had "LCL" cars (like a baggage car) for parcels and freight. They could be parked at a station so the consignee can come and get it similar to a freight house on a steam line. For good c...
by rrnut282
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

I'm thinking something along the lines of a Chicago-Rubber-Tired-Transfer between railroads took place here as well. Back the wagon up to the dock. Load wagon. Pull ahead. Back into other dock. Unload. :roll: Did the traction roads commonly have sidings with dock access at their customer's end loca...
by rrnut282
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

I'm thinking something along the lines of a Chicago-Rubber-Tired-Transfer between railroads took place here as well. Back the wagon up to the dock. Load wagon. Pull ahead. Back into other dock. Unload. :roll:

p.s. I worked for years at Pearl/Harrison. Interesting to see prior ownership.
by rrnut282
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 101
Views: 10924

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

That unit was leading a grain train Monday NB on the NCD toward Muncie.
by rrnut282
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: Brimfield Indiana NS Chicago Line
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Brimfield Indiana NS Chicago Line

Did they by chance leave the old bridge up as a "viewing platform." I know the answer, but a guy can wish.
by rrnut282
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: ND&W Photos

My point is bad track is only one slice of swiss cheese. Other factors have to be in play for all the holes in the slices to line up and you get a derailment.
by rrnut282
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Piqua Yard and East Wayne Yard visit
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Piqua Yard and East Wayne Yard visit

NS3568 was the power for L69 in Bluffton last week.
by rrnut282
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: Brimfield Indiana NS Chicago Line
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Brimfield Indiana NS Chicago Line

Is the new US6 bridge complete, yet?
by rrnut282
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: 100 # bag of feed mineral NKP/NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: 100 # bag of feed mineral NKP/NYC

Since no car # assigned, how was this LCL shipment handled?