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by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

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A little fun in the snow last week.... I love to take snow photos.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: NS CP names

Hah wait until you see some of the OFF THE WALL names they used for the Huntington and Chicago district. Apparently the guy in question saw things like East North Findlay and West North Findlay. Or East and West South Whitley. Then noticed you had in places THREE names shared. Ether with the lap si...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: NS CP names

For those of us not in th eknow, what constitutes "Southern Railway practice?" Giving control points names that don't mean anything? No, not having East and West stations sharing the same name is SRR practice. The name picking process is HUGEly political. Many of the early ones were named after peo...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: NS CP names

In a related note, the signals at NE at New Haven now have nice little signs that say CP NE. It's the first time I EVER recall there being signs out there. On a strange note, the new signs are Conrail blue with the old Conrail font. Kind of hilarious for a NKP/WAB junction. Does Altoona have a syste...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: NS CP names

For those of us not in th eknow, what constitutes "Southern Railway practice?" Giving control points names that don't mean anything?
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS CP names
Replies: 19
Views: 836

Re: NS CP names

Hey, why use a simple descriptive name when you can use a meaningless one that can easily be confused? After all these years, I STILL can't remember which CP is Sand and which one is Hill. I am slowing coming to the conclusion that Norfolk Southern as a company is slowly losing it's mind.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

I FINALLY got the N&W Heritage unit last week. 18 down, two to go.........
by Bob Durnell
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 19
Views: 3699

Re: NS Chicago District

There is a new one on the ground at Junction awaiting installation too. Curiously, NS has had a couple of what appear to be brand new signals of the older type in storage at East Wayne. One wonders if these won't eventually go to scrap without ever being installed. I guess they could be used in a no...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

Sadly, I was too young to appreciate or truly understand what was happening, and not really in a position to document it. By the time I got serious about it, most of the fun was already over.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

Variety is the spice of life. In an era of only seven class one railroads, and basically two locomotive models, is it any wonder some of us get so excited about Heritage units, leasers, crappy looking short line power and oddball rebuilds?
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

6/6/10 Old Maumee Road. I believe this was the very last time I ever saw TWO Conrail painted units on the same train.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

They definitely don't set any speed records on that line, but I'm only aware of one derailment during the CF&E's tenure, so it's probably better than it looks.
by Bob Durnell
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

5/10/2013. A northbound CF&E Decatur local slowly creeps through the woods near I 469.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 150
Views: 78142

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

I saw one of these trains the other day, and photographed it at Nuttman Avenue, but left before the end of the train. I never gave it a thought that it might have DPUs on it. DANG.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 31801

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

I believe "Hump" is the control point where the Union Belt meets the Piqua Yard trackage on the east side of the yard tower. The two CF&E engines are actually sitting on another track behind that one. As far as I know, Piqua was never anything but a glorified flat switching yard where cars COULD be ...