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by Steve Bryan
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: TRRHC Presentation March 9
Replies: 0
Views: 6460

TRRHC Presentation March 9

At the Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council's next meeting, Wally Mattes will continue with his discussion of junctions and towers.
March 9
7:00 p.m.
PRR's Baker St. station
221 W. Baker St., Ft. Wayne

Free and open to the public.
by Steve Bryan
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Norther Indiana Passenger Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 4626

Re: Norther Indiana Passenger Rail

I like the idea but I agree with you that it is very unlikely to happen. Without a massive infusion of cash to cover the track improvements necessary west of Fort Wayne, it won't happen (at least in my lifetime). East of Fort Wayne, the most direct route is the NS Detroit line and I believe that is ...
by Steve Bryan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: A Wabash Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 6193

Re: A Wabash Picture

The GE sign is no longer there.
by Steve Bryan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Historic Wabash Railroad caboose saved
Replies: 5
Views: 6717

Re: Historic Wabash Railroad caboose saved

Kelly, it's great to see another great restoration completed by FWRHS.
by Steve Bryan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GR&I Track Work
Replies: 3
Views: 5254

GR&I Track Work

For the last two mornings, when I crossed the north end of the GR&I on I-69, I see a track crew working just east of the State Highway Garage. Is this routine maintenance or something else?
by Steve Bryan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River
Replies: 15
Views: 18563

Re: Eel River

My guess is not. The Eel River had a roundhouse and yard in Butler and the FW&J had facilities in Fort Wayne. Of course B&O had everything in Garrett.
by Steve Bryan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 60
Views: 65934

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Kelly, as I see it, the transfer of the purchase agreement for the old railroad ROW only gets HJ goodwill from the city. If NS got $520K for the old ROW, what do they want for the West Wayne property? Unless there is some yet to be announced help from the city in procuring the land, you are no bette...
by Steve Bryan
Mon May 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 47
Views: 49388

Re: Back Again

When I was a student at IPFW in the 70's, there was a copy of the proposal for an expressway system for Fort Wayne in the library. I think the Feds were looking at it as a precursor to the interstate system and offered to pay for most of it. The north-south route, IIRC, started somewhere on the sout...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 60
Views: 65934

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

I think the mere fact that the Henry administration has not shown any support whatsoever for the HWJ concept is telling. "If you are not for me, you are against me." comes to mind as appropriate observation. It is obvious that Henry (or more probably, his handlers) are against the museum idea. I am ...
by Steve Bryan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W Photos
Replies: 28
Views: 43657

Re: ND&W Photos

I had to go to Woodburn yesterday afternoon on business, so naturally I had to swing up 101 and drive down the street along the tracks. I was surprised to see only three covered hoppers on a siding. Last time I was there, there were maybe a dozen cars there.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 138000

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Looks like a Christmas card!
by Steve Bryan
Sat May 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 138000

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

The actual end of the FW&J was at the PRR crossing at Junction. Remember the track continued south across the NKP at West Wayne, past Paula's Seafood at main Street, crossing the GR&I at Park. I believe NYC had trackage rignts to Hugo but that was NKP owned track. Likewise, I believe NKP had trackag...
by Steve Bryan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 138000

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Bob, what happened to the photo of the week?
by Steve Bryan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 26972

Re: NS Chicago District

I read on another thread somewhere that they are extending the end of the double track at Hadley to the siding at Dunfee.
by Steve Bryan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 13156

Re: PRR Iron Milemarkers For Sale

Are any of these still available?