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by Bob Durnell
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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: 14
Views: 3065

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: 118
Views: 29305

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: 118
Views: 29305

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: 118
Views: 29305

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: 118
Views: 29305

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: 118
Views: 29305

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: 76250

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: 118
Views: 29305

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 ...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

1/8/2010. CF&E power idles in the frigid late afternoon cold at the Hump at Piqua yard.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

8/24/16 in the rain along Old Maumee Road in the summer rain.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

I didn't stop, I just keep forgetting. So much going on during the warmer months. I promise I will make up for it!

3/17/16.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

In all my years of railfanning, I have only been able to witness a SD80MAC in Allen County on two occasions, and the first time BOTH of my camera batteries were dead! This is the second time, taken in March, and though the conditions and location didn't make for very good photos, I'm still thrilled ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

Yes, the freight conversions included a front door.
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 29305

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

The F40PHs's were cowl carbody units like the SDP40F and the FP40 and FP45s that proceeded it. The Cowl body enclosed the engine compartment and walkways from the outside, but had no structural support purpose, unlike the EMD F and E units where the carbody was part of the frame structure.