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by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Current NKP passenger "station"
Replies: 7
Views: 44

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: 44

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: 44

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...
by Bob Durnell
Tue May 29, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Hugo?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Work at Hugo?

I went over there tonight and looked around. The closed crossing appears to be a normal maintenance thing. I didn't see ANYTHING that indicated a large scale project anywhere in the vicinity. Not saying there won't be one, just that there is no sign of anything right now.
by Bob Durnell
Sat May 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muncie Rail Fan Plop Spot
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Muncie Rail Fan Plop Spot

How many trains would you expect to see there during daylight hours? I have never actually railfanned Muncie.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

I had the Big Tin Cap burger at Hall's Coventry the other night, which is just a huge Big Buster. Mighty delicious! There are three flavors of Bun Bar. Maple, Vanilla and caramel. I am partial to the Maple ones, but I also eat the Vanilla. I'm not sure I've ever had the caramel.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Pearson's Candy of St. Paul MN, makers of the famous Salted Nut Roll aquired the Bun Bar in 1998 and still makes them. I have been eating them since I have had teeth (about 1968) and still eat a couple per week. :D As far as I'm concerned, they're as "Fort Wayne" as a Coney Island hot dog or a Power...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

hibbard wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Not being from the Ft. Wayne area, can someone give me an idea where the Bun Bar was or is.
Thanks, hibbard
The where being answered, I'm assuming you know what a Bun Bar IS? :)
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

I truly wish the new owner of the building and the company that now owns the Bun Bar could get together and restore that billboard. As far as I'm concerned, it's nearly as much of a Fort Wayne icon as the GE sign.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP 765 East Wayne Enginehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: NKP 765 East Wayne Enginehouse

I assume this was taken after the first restoration and before the engine house closed?
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NE Junction c.1970
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: NE Junction c.1970

I completely get moving the Detroit main, but I don't see what was really gained by moving the Toledo main. Yes, they eliminated having to cross over the NKP at the station, but other than that it seems like a wash at best. Considering the traffic on the Toledo line, it doesn't seem worth the trouble.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NE Junction c.1970
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: NE Junction c.1970

I've always been a little bit foggy on exactly what the 1945 re-alignment of the Wabash Toledo line around the back side of the station actually accomplished. Anybody have some thoughts on that? At the very least, it would have seemed the more simply option would have been trackage rights on the NKP...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 22
Views: 2548

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Yes, the was Greiger Chevrolet, then DeHaven's, and now Summit City. My dad used to buy all his cars there. Grieger sold out to DeHaven sometime in the early-mid 70's and then they moved to Illinois Road. Irony of ironies, in 1988, when I bought my 1972 Chevelle, which had been through several hands...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRR-NKP crossing, Ft. Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: PRR-NKP crossing, Ft. Wayne

Has this been an overhead crossing since day one, or was there a diamond to begin with? I'm thinking bridge, but I'm not sure.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Nothing against IU Health, I never want to discourage economic development and good paying jobs, but their needs are MUCH more flexible than Headwaters Junction's as you well know. There are probably fifty locations that would meet their needs, and only a couple that meet the needs of HWJ. I sincere...