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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: 166

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: 1047

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: 484

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: 1400

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: 1494

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: 613

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.

hibbard
by hibbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS Heritage unit 8114
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: NS Heritage unit 8114

Yes, the original Norfolk Southern, their early road units were in a similar scheme.
Hibbard
by hibbard
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: junction names
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

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: 2579

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: 1504

Re: What Year ?

Those appear to be CF&E locos. They began ops in 2004; Sept. 1st I think.
Hibbard
by hibbard
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 9863

Re: Roll Call

Hibbard, near Plymouth
by hibbard
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CF&E 5597
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: CF&E 5597

Nice catch, but the name is Grovertown.
Hibbard
by hibbard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 170
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: NKP 170

They were a good looking locomotive and this one is in the Museum of Transport at St. Louis, MO. This location was known as Spriggsboro on the NKP and still is on NS. It was controlled from Ft. Wayne crossing tower (GTW/PRR).

Bob
by hibbard
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: M-497 Jet Train 1966
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: M-497 Jet Train 1966

Interesting pictures and stories. I wish I could have seen it, but Uncle Sam had other ideas.

Bob
by hibbard
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dunkirk In. Depot
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

Re: Dunkirk In. Depot

The freight house is a rather large frame structure that is about two blocks east of the depot. The depot is on the south side of the tracks, the freight house is on the north.