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by nathansixchime
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NKP 624
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: NKP 624

We completed the ultrasound inspection of 624 earlier this year.

Believe it or not, the boiler and firebox are in remarkably good condition. My guess would be that the NKP did a Class 3 inspection on the 624 in the early 50s shortly before it was retired in 1955.
by nathansixchime
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2018 FWRHS Open House on August 17-19th will feature guest steam locomotive
Replies: 0
Views: 243

2018 FWRHS Open House on August 17-19th will feature guest steam locomotive

Press release: https://fortwaynerailroad.org/2018/07/society-welcomes-special-steam-locomotive-guest-at-2018-open-house/ The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will host its Open House on August 17th, 18th and 19th and steam locomotive Jeddo Coal Company no. 85, a restored tank engine. Built in ...
by nathansixchime
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Kelly Lynch

We've actually never operated an Amtrak charter. Our only Amtrak moves have been coordinating the delivery of passenger cars. The Cannonball trips you mention were crewed by NS employees and our folks.
by nathansixchime
Thu May 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Kelly Lynch

Hey, just saw this. Thank you! The article wound up being more timely than I could have hoped with all the Amtrak changes. Appreciate it.
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: 2991

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: 2991

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: 2991

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: 2991

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: 2991

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: 2991

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: 2991

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 news, but could y...
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: 2991

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: 1270

Re: The Joliet Rocket

These trips are pull-pull, so the 765 will remain facing northbound the entire weekend.