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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: 331

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 shor...
by Steve Bryan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NKP 624
Replies: 2
Views: 96

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: 331

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 unlikel...
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: 141

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: 617

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 extensio...
by Steve Bryan
Tue May 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Allen County Inventory 1887
Replies: 4
Views: 537

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: 1294

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: 729

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: 577

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: 656

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: 1930

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...
by Steve Bryan
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 2539

Re: Roll Call

Steve Bryan, Fort Wayne, interested in NE Indiana railroads, especially historical info and interurbans.
by Steve Bryan
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

If you go west on Taylor toward the Wabash overpass, look to the left (southwest) and the concrete end of one of the coal docks is still there. A few years ago, the name of that company was still visible. I'm not sure when it went out but I used coal in a stove back in the early 70s and it was gone ...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash Westbound 1951
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Wabash Westbound 1951

Bob: I believe the two sidings o the right are coal company spurs. The Sandborn maps show two between Broadway and Taylor and the Rolf Coal spur was between Taylor and Fairfield, all on the south side of he Wabash running to the east.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Ft. Wayne Industrial Park Aug. 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Ft. Wayne Industrial Park Aug. 2016

Craig, I crossed over on I 69 Sunday and saw the local then (about 11:45) also.

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