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by Steve Bryan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 13
Views: 244

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: 13
Views: 244

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: 189

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...
by Steve Bryan
Wed May 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: T&C Interurban 1913-1914
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: T&C Interurban 1913-1914

It was California Road back then. I think it wasn't renamed Coliseum until the 70's.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Op Question
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Train Op Question

Mike (formerly WP) is the crossing of the former PRR main and the Wabash main. Junction was where the GR&I went north from the PRR main plus the crossing of the NYC/NKP line.
by Steve Bryan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Op Question
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Train Op Question

Yesterday on my way home from work (about 4:30 pm), I saw something I had never seen before. There was an east bound train by the highway curve at Swinney Park. What was unusual was it began moving westward. By the time I got to the Jefferson underpass, it was moving at a fairly good clip. It appear...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: NKP # 157

It kind of looks like the area south of Taylor Street looking north except for the siding coming off the main going south on the east side of the track. All the old Sandborn maps and topo maps that I looked at show no sidings running off to the southeast of the track, only to the northeast in this a...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania S2
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Pennsylvania S2

The top two photos were used in our (Three Rivers RR Heritage) early calendars. One time at a show, a man stopped by our table and said he was that little boy sitting in the grass next to the locomotive. I do not have his name.
by Steve Bryan
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 22
Views: 2718

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Reading this thread, I got to thinking that I have never seen photos of FWM&C trains (or FWJ&S for that matter). Would they have had fancy script or very basic?
by Steve Bryan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: 1919 Wabash ETT
Replies: 23
Views: 4338

Re: 1919 Wabash ETT

The town of Cedar (or what’s left of it) is at CR 7 and SR 205. Could the depot have been there?
by Steve Bryan
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

"Of course, if we're at West Wayne, that line to the Zoo/Franke Park seems like a bridge too far, unless it only operated between Franke and Cass Street." Maybe. but in the "What if" department: HWJ locates to WW; track replaced to Cass Street/North River area to establish a short ride; FWRHS gains ...
by Steve Bryan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NKP 624
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: NKP 624

I know one has to break eggs to make an omelet but, geez, that looks like the scrapper got started and broke for lunch!
by Steve Bryan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

As Mike said, "You need a track to have a moving steam locomotive exhibit." A short run from the West Wayne site to Cass Street Depot (in the heart of the riverfront) would help tie it all together. I think it is probably a good alternative. Since Pepsi does not want to move, it is unlikely HWJ coul...
by Steve Bryan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 828

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

Craig, didn't the SJV have a wye to turn the engines at Columbia? Where would that have been located?
by Steve Bryan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: A trip on the old canal
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: A trip on the old canal

"Often wondered how the W&E canal operations might have better prospered had they not been burdened by the extra cost of that unneeded extension." The canal was pretty much doomed from the start with the development of a much better technology I.E. the railroad. The Evansville extension, had it not ...