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by nathansixchime
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

City will move to acquire North River:

http://www.journalgazette.net/news/loca ... r-purchase

I was just looking at photos of the NYC freight house this morning. What a shame...

But things are about to get very interesting.
by nathansixchime
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Bob, The city has a purchase agreement and the funding, they just need council's approval: http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local-news/2017/11/09/city-arranges-to-purchase-the-north-river-property-near-downtown-fort-wayne/ I was at the preliminarily council meeting last week and will be there this ...
by nathansixchime
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Steve, That's not an unrealistic scenario and you're right - if we're talking about rebuilding railroads and roundhouse, what's a little side track to Franke Park? I submitted an high level overview of the options to the HWJ board so folks get the lay of the land and included this option. The bigges...
by nathansixchime
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Along with the construction of the railroad, shelter for the equipment is also being planned.
by nathansixchime
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

As for #624, Maybe I'm missing something, but how is having the locomotive sitting outside in a quarry a better option than sitting out behind the shop building at Casad? Fair question! In 2018 that quarry will have a small yard, 3 miles of track, a unit train and the paid personnel to do work on i...
by nathansixchime
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Motive power at will vary, but the Wabash 0-6-0 and SD9 would be very suitable. The 765 would still be fired up for special events, outbound excursions, etc...We have our feelers out for other equipment both passenger and motive power. 624 was a big win, but our next target will more likely be NYC o...
by nathansixchime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Headwaters Junction, Inc. is currently engaged with Norfolk Southern to acquire and develop West Wayne and the remainder of the Fort Wayne & Jackson right-of-way to 4th Street. While "North River" has always been the first choice, West Wayne is an alternate. ... Certainly exciting new...
by nathansixchime
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 330

OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

City Deal Could Free Up OmniSource Site Article: http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/20171109/city-deal-could-free-up-omnisource-site Acquiring the land with an environmental indemnification would clear the way for the city to sell the property to one of several interested suitors. One of thos...
by nathansixchime
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: The Joliet Rocket
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: The Joliet Rocket

These trips are pull-pull, so the 765 will remain facing northbound the entire weekend.
by nathansixchime
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NKP Mikado #624 Coming to Fort Wayne
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: NKP Mikado #624 Coming to Fort Wayne

Here's the press release from the City of Hammond.

More news from us when it becomes legal:

http://www.portagelife.com/community/se ... ociety-inc
by nathansixchime
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 2535

Re: Roll Call

Kelly here.
by nathansixchime
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Feasability study planned for river and rail attraction
Replies: 63
Views: 12310

Re: Feasability study planned for river and rail attraction

Now that headwaters junction has a battle plan i have a few questions. The first phase calls for a narrow gauge line to the Fort Wane Zoo, is the train going to be more like a generic gas powered train like the zoo has, or cedar points narrow gauge which is live steam coal fired. 2nd Is the option ...
by nathansixchime
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GR&I upgrade?
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: GR&I upgrade?

For some reason I'm not getting the reply notification emails, so let me play catch up... Using the imagery of the 765 in conjunction with vague references to "frequent excursions behind a vintage locomotive ", could mislead people into believing that those frequent local excursions will i...

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