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by Notch 8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 956 OCS clearing CP379
Replies: 1
Views: 62

NS 956 OCS clearing CP379

Eastbound and packed with NS Executives at CP379 Kendallville IN on the NS Chicago Line
by Notch 8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX 423-10 to Tampa Florida
Replies: 1
Views: 161

CSX 423-10 to Tampa Florida

Yesterday CSX ran a tank train across the Garrett Sub that turned south at Deshler and down the Toledo Sub toward Cincinnati OH,
by Notch 8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winters Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Winters Rd

I always thought that the mast was short at Winters RD because of aircraft... the antenna defeats that reasoning ?
by Notch 8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: ND&W Photos

Compression and the track really does look poop.. but looks okay in other places.. See what happens when you build a RR on a swamp ?
by Notch 8
Fri May 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Re: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio

Question: Looking for a picture of the Mill that stood in Berlien IN, This photo is of the Berlien Depot and a St Joseph locomotive.
by Notch 8
Wed May 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A meet on the Grand Elk
Replies: 0
Views: 188

A meet on the Grand Elk

A meet on the Grand Elk at CP16 near White Pigeon MI the Grand Elk is a WATCO Property. Conrail upgraded this former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern/NYC Kalamazoo Branch in the mid 1970's after the PC debacle, and ran Elkhart-Detroit freight traffic over what would became the Kalamazoo Secondary to K...
by Notch 8
Fri May 24, 2019 1:12 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

Continuing our recent GR&I coverage, here is a shot from February as the local enters the switch at West Wayne and prepares to run up the GR&I with some salt hoppers that they just pulled out of the old FW&J line spur. So would this been the southern most part of the Ft. W&J ? A pair of Hi Hoods to...
by Notch 8
Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: East end of the ND&W being lifted
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: East end of the ND&W being lifted

I noticed in the last week the Crews from Pioneer/ND&W have lifted the remaining rails just north of US24 to a couple miles west of Liberty Center has been pulled and awaiting to be picked up. On a side note Pioneer has merged with Brookhaven Rail Partners and this was announced last week. https://t...
by Notch 8
Mon May 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Curious NKP observation.
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Curious NKP observation.

For as much rail activity/history that took place in Fort Wayne i'm befuddled at the lack of record... I did purchase a deck of NKP playing cards today !
by Notch 8
Sat May 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: The last NKP steam powered train
Replies: 1
Views: 264

The last NKP steam powered train

May 29, 1958: "Last steam engine-drawn train on the Nickel Plate Railroad in Fort Wayne, Indiana."

Question: What was the number of that Berkshire ?
by Notch 8
Thu May 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Penn-Central Heritage unit through the Fort

My question, which seems more likely to you, that the mixed freight spotted in Lewistown continued on thru Fort Wayne (by what routing?)...or that the Pennsylvania freight did terminate at some interim point and the Heritage unit was put back in service in time to make Fort Wayne within 21 hours of...
by Notch 8
Thu May 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Train Wreck in Edon Ohio 110 years ago
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Train Wreck in Edon Ohio 110 years ago

Today in Williams County history (May 2, 1909, 110 years ago): Eastbound Wabash train No. 6, traveling at about 50 miles per hour, derailed east of Edon about 8 p.m. on May 2, 1909. A turned switch point threw the tender's trucks off the rails, breaking the coupling between the tender and the engine...
by Notch 8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New Customer on the Indiana Northeastern
Replies: 1
Views: 297

New Customer on the Indiana Northeastern

Good News for the Indiana Northeastern Railroad.. RES Polyflow Ashley facility will be the first of its kind to take mixed waste single-use plastics and convert them into usable products at commercial scale. The facility will initially convert approximately 100,000 tons of plastics into over 18 mill...
by Notch 8
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: This Day in Fort Wayne Rail History
Replies: 1
Views: 400

This Day in Fort Wayne Rail History

Today in 1952, The last freight delivered by an Indiana Public Service Company freight motor is made to the company's Ft. Wayne power plant by motor 817. Future deliveries will be made by the New York Central.
by Notch 8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

Re: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale

JW wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Still have all three. JW
There you are ! Are they complete at the bottom ? What line are they off ? You home or down south still ?