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by Steve Bryan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 292

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: 103

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: 21
Views: 864

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: 2004

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: 1068

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: 2
Views: 250

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: 1068

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: 323

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: 987

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 ...
by Steve Bryan
Tue May 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Allen County Inventory 1887
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Allen County Inventory 1887

Interesting variation in values of water tanks: from $50 to $400.
by Steve Bryan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Canal route
Replies: 13
Views: 2085

Re: Canal route

Some interesting things I found on the 1860 map: there are toll gates on Bluffton Rd and Leesburg Rd right before they enter Fort Wayne. Also, Little River, instead of ending around Smith and Yohne, ran east through where the gravel pit is now. Fairfield Ditch from Lower Huntington south was Little ...
by Steve Bryan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: songs about trains
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: songs about trains

I didn't see it on the list but there was even one written about the Kingsland interurban wreck. Charlie Willer found it years ago and gave me a copy.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Website Updates
Topic: Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Changes

I access this site almost exclusively on my cell phone. What I don't like about the change is on the main index page, it no longer shows when each category was updated.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NKP Mikado #624 Coming to Fort Wayne
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: NKP Mikado #624 Coming to Fort Wayne

I wonder how they plan to move it. It is a massive beast and would seem too big to truck it and is no where near a railroad anymore.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP History in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 28
Views: 3549

Re: NKP History in Ft. Wayne

I recall reading somewhere years ago that the feeder canal was used for commerce in addition to supplying water. Remember that the dam was located at where Robison Park would later be and it predates the Cedarville dam. Boats would haul goods from Fort Wayne, up the feeder to the river and then serv...