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by Steve Bryan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale

Are any of these still available?
by Steve Bryan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comment and question
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: Comment and question

We stopped having those several years ago for three main reasons. First the attendance kept dropping. The first year was the highest and they dwindled more and more each year. Second, the work required to put the event on was the same whether we had a good turnout or not. It finally came to whether ...
by Steve Bryan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Interesting thing about the Detroit Arrow. it was Pennsy from Chicago to Fort Wayne and Wabash from Fort Wayne to Detroit, changing engines and railroads in Fort Wayne. Even with that, it was the fastest route between the two terminal cities.
by Steve Bryan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Don't forget the five interurban lines radiating out of Fort Wayne. They were operated by Indiana Service Corporation.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: January 20 - Junctions

"I remember enjoying one of your interurban presentations that you had at the Dupont library branch. IIRC, there were a couple of people there who could remember the interurbans, a group that nearly disappeared by now, I imagine." Charlie Willer did one on the Kingsland Wreck once where we had the d...
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad

Our family went there a few times c. 1960 and I remember seeing tracks but no trains. I'm not sure if it was operating at the time.
by Steve Bryan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 3523

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Bob, I think you are right. When I was in high school (69-71) there was an auto junk yard on the west side of the LE&FtW on the north side of Covington Road (Carter's?). I recall the track was still in place but was overgrown.
by Steve Bryan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Favorite locomotives ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Favorite locomotives ?

Pennsy T-1. I wish I had been around to see them run.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triple Crown Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Triple Crown Yard

I see trains regularly on the Belt from my place of employment. They appear to be NS and are usually quite long with multiple unit power on the point.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 3523

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I love to look at these old maps. Keep them coming!

Steve
by Steve Bryan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918

Although not 1918, the CB&C stopped the year before in 1917, which fits the topic "in or about 1918".
by Steve Bryan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Live Steam Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Live Steam Meet

Last month, the Tri-State Locomotive Club held it's September meet in Andrews, Indiana. Larry Lett filmed some video of the meet and has posted it on YouTube. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkgavaShn2Q

This is a privately owned 1/8 scale track that has about 3000 feet of line.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 3510

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

If I'm not mistaken, the track in the above photo ended literally just feet west of the crossing. I used to go that way to my aunt's place at Blue Lake and remember seeing the end of the rails from the crossing.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 3510

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

The crossing in new 30 was built. I distinctly remember crossing it as a child with railroad cars being stored east/north of the crossing. It was only protected with crossbucks.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

Bob, you have probably seen pictures of the original NKP depot before the elevation. It was still there after the elevation was built and I assume everything used that building, as before the elevation. Sometime after passenger service ceased, someone torched it and it burned down. I remember when i...