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by Steve Bryan
Wed May 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: T&C Interurban 1913-1914
Replies: 4
Views: 189

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: 649

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: 649

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: 903

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: 435

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: 2516

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: 4159

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: 2471

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: 624

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: 2471

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: 766

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: 1785

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: 1331

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: 4266

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: 1871

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.