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by hibbard
Mon May 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25550

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

Looks more like Canadian Pacific. All it needs is the beaver.
by hibbard
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

Not sure, but I think the NKP freight house burned in 1968. I have never seen a picture of it before the fire. If anyone has a picture of either freight house I would like to see it posted.
by hibbard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad

To me it looks like the cars are lettered "National Park Railway". I didn't know Buck Lake Ranch had a railroad either.
by hibbard
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 3208

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

Sure looks like one.

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by hibbard
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Re: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer

Just a guess, it may be dolled up before going to the 1949 Railroad Fair in Chicago.
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by hibbard
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, 1950

912 was built as Clover Leaf #212 (s/n 6244) and was one of a group of five delivered in May 1922. Engine numbers were 211-212 and 214-216, the Clover didn't believe in using the number 13. An interesting tidbit is that Lima accepted six old Rhode Island built 2-6-0s as trade for the down payment. h...
by hibbard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Not being from the Ft. Wayne area, can someone give me an idea where the Bun Bar was or is.
Thanks, hibbard
by hibbard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #741
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Re: Nickel Plate Road Berkshire #741

Note the quasi-snow plow pilot. Some were assigned to each division.
by hibbard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Built NKP 177
Replies: 3
Views: 2991

Re: Lima Built NKP 177

When the 170s were drifting at high speed or slowing for a station stop smoke would lay back around the boiler blocking the view of both enginemen. In 1945 the 177 received the small smoke deflectors shown in the picture, they were unsuccessful. The deflectors were extended forward of the smoke box ...
by hibbard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

Re: NKP # 157

NKP 157 was a 4-6-0 built for passenger service. This looks like the 457 built in 1913, class N6. The engine was in a head-on collision at Old Fort, Ohio on June 3, 1923. The engine survived to be equipped with ATS for use on the Chicago Division from 1926-1934. 457 made its last run in July 1948 an...
by hibbard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: The Erie in Spencerville Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: The Erie in Spencerville Ohio

Don't quote me on this, but believe that is a Cole trailing truck that was used on many USRA engines. It didn't become very popular.

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by hibbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS Heritage unit 8114
Replies: 2
Views: 2531

Re: NS Heritage unit 8114

Yes, the original Norfolk Southern, their early road units were in a similar scheme.
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by hibbard
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: junction names
Replies: 8
Views: 4437

Re: junction names

NKP April 25, 1948 ETT, which is the newest I have before the crossings were interlocked, says the NYC was a target, NKP proceed when target is horizontal and the GR&I was a gate.
by hibbard
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: junction names
Replies: 8
Views: 4437

Re: junction names

The NKP Physical Data book states that the GR&I/NKP was interlocked in 1951, The NYC/NKP crossing was interlocked in 1952 and both were operated from Runion Ave. It also says that both of these interlockers were installed and maintained at NKP’s expense, so I doubt that Park was included. This is th...
by hibbard
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: What Year ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3036

Re: What Year ?

Those appear to be CF&E locos. They began ops in 2004; Sept. 1st I think.
Hibbard