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by Bob Durnell
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 357

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

2/22/13. Frozen UP SD70M units wait to proceed eastward at NE on a cold blustery morning.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

You may be right. Perhaps I read too much into the 1924 map, although I wonder if Meadow was only a proposed street, why it isn't labeled at such, like the one along the river. Interesting, either way. Another thing that has always fascinated me in this area is how when the steel mill was expanded, ...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Interesting that the 1938 aerial photo bares little to no resemblance to the 1924 map. Meadow Street seems to have disappeared, along with the extensions of Brooklyn Avenue and Paul Street to meet it. There is also no discernible evidence of the lots between Taylor and Meadow. I wonder if perhaps GE...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I just found another interesting (to me) tidbit. If you look at map 12 from the 1924 map book, referenced above, you will see that there was a street north of Taylor through the heart of the GE complex, the property between that street and the PRR tracks is listed as belonging to GE in 1924. I thoug...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Favorite locomotives ?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Favorite locomotives ?

My all time favorite steamer: Why an NKP Berk of course. I'm also a fan of the N&W 600's and C&O 2-10-4s. Diesel: 1) Erie Lackawanna SDP45 2) Missabe, Bessemer and EJ&E SD38-2 3) Any E unit, particularly EL E8s, and the early slant noses ATSF ones. 4) SD40-2s 5) Standard cab SD70's 6) SD70Ms and MAC...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 357

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

Photo of the week #2. 8/20/18 CF&E MP 323 (Thomas Road). A Norfolk Southern freight climbs the hill westbound from Junction in a driving summer downpour.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16

I can't remember, did somebody buy their old Baldwin, or was it scrapped?
by Bob Durnell
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 28
Views: 528

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

And then the following portion of the 1924 map showing the transition from west Main street to illinois road, prior to the "west jefferson" days is fairly interesting. I believes it shows the passage we've previously discussed as "the rat hole" passing under the P,FW,&Chi and connecting to Catalpa ...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Just to liven things up, I thought I would start posting a photo of mine taken of my taken in Northeastern Indiana every week. Some will be old and nostalgic, some will be fresh and new, but either way, I hope you enjoy them. :) Photo 1: This is December 2013 taken off the Edsall Street Bridge over ...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Hadley West Work
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: NS Hadley West Work

I haven't seen any official pronouncement of it, but there have been rumors for quite some time, and based on some conversations a friend had with NS some employees on site, and the work that has already been done, it would appear that they are going to link West Hadley and East Dunfee, or something...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Erie Western and Ferdinand Railroads, 1997
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Erie Western and Ferdinand Railroads, 1997

If I win the lottery, I would track down one of these hoppers, buy it and donate it to the HVRM. It would be a nice addition to their freight car collection! :)
by Bob Durnell
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 1988

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

I need to stop posting stuff. Gosh no! Post everything you have. :D The educational banter these type of photos generate is priceless. What I have learned over the years is that one person will look at an old photo and see nothing of particular interest, and the next person to look at it will see t...
by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

OK, GREAT! Picture three makes this whole thing make sense to me now. I know for a fact that I have NEVER seen this picture. Thanks for the help!
by Bob Durnell
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Current NKP passenger "station"

Wow. I was under the impression that the original station burned down MUCH earlier. I have never seen too many photos of the old station either, and it seems like they are all taken looking east at the station from some distance away. I don't think I have ever seen the front or the east side, and ce...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Current NKP passenger "station"

As part of my new quest to photograph every existing railroad depot and station in the state of Indiana, I did something the other day that I had never done, and that was to take pictures of the Fort Wayne Nickel Plate "station". While the platforms up on the elevation seem complete and well thought...