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by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 43
Views: 24240

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I guess back in the day they weren't too concerned with letting the dead rest in peace..... :)
by Bob Durnell
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GR&I Track Work
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: GR&I Track Work

I drove over there today, and there was nothing around but the excavator and a small stack of track panels. I couldn't really see where anything has changed unless they finally removed the spur alongside Shambaugh (The old Potlatch building) The "main line" all looks to be in good shape, and the run...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: BRINCO - Bristol Indiana

Howard and Notch 8 are quite correct. There are various ways that scrap metal can be used to make high quality new products. One method of purifying the metal is shredding and sorting out certain metals like copper and aluminum from scrap autos, and by using only or mixing in "pure" sources of scrap...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Fatality
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: CSX Fatality

If a tree falls in the forest, and it lands on a mime, does it make a sound? Probably not, but one less mime in the world is a win-win for everyone...... On a more serious note, this was a horrible tragic accident, and from all information I have read is just one of those "Act of God" accidents tha...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Well, one theory is that CP is backing CF&E's play here, and maybe that is where the cars will come from. As for connections, it has been suggested that that the loads will go to IHB's Gibson Yard, and IHB basically connects with everybody.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

The SDI thing was just something someone threw out there on another forum and that post was actually several months old, but I know that even if true, these things don't happen overnight. Yes, I am aware that SDI wanted two railroads to have access, but that doesn't mean they couldn't just use one o...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

People that work for NS are saying that yes indeed, NS DID piss off GM. Take that for what it is worth, and your guess is as good as mine how long that anger might last. Scraphauler ( a man who is well connected in the industry) over on the Indiana Railroads Bull Session forum has some interesting t...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Doesn't NS dispatch for the Chicago line they could cause CF&E problems in moving trains. Now that the dispatching is done in Atlanta, it's unlikely any of them even know about this situation. Among the things I am unclear about is whether this new business will actually result in any more trains o...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Great News for the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

I have read everything I could find on this (which isn't much) and I am still unclear on just what percentage of the outbound vehicles the CF&E will move and to what destinations. I have also learned nothing about how this will effect Norfolk Southern operations at the plant. In doing research someb...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

The number boards say 767?? Yes. #767 was the locomotive that participated in the dedication ceremony of the Nickel Plate elevation through Fort Wayne. After the steamers were retired, the city requested #767 for public display, but she was in very poor shape compared to #765, which was a favorite ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTW Railroad Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: FTW Railroad Museum

I would say pretty soon after 765 was moved out there which was what, 1974-75?
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: GONE

Well, that crossing doesn't really serve much of a purpose any more, and I'm sure neither the railroad or the city wanted to continue the cost of maintaining it. I HAVE often used it as a photo location though. Closing the street will probably be a good thing for me.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Division Realignment
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Division Realignment

Other than the fact that Fort Wayne seems to slipping in importance in the Norfolk Southern world, it probably does not.
by Bob Durnell
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Grand Cahauna
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Question for the Grand Cahauna

I can't imagine it was anything more than a glitch. If ANYBODY is going to get banned or shunned on this forum, it would probably be ME. :lol:
by Bob Durnell
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Your to late.
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Your to late.

I was under the impression that this run didn't even go on sale until Thursday.....