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by Bob Durnell
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 7
Views: 518

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

Ex-Milwaukee "Bandits" waiting along Old Maumee Road. I don't have an exact date off the top of my head, must have been early 2000's.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne

I don't know how long Meyer Road has been the boundary, but we moved into the current building in 1986, and it's been that way from the beginning. If you look at Google Maps, about every business in the area shows a Fort Wayne address, and then lists New Haven below it as the location. Could it be t...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne

Oops, sorry, I meant EAST of Meyer, not west.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne

Cool paint scheme. Will NS paint any more of them like this? Craig At least for now, only the first two, #1800 and 1801 are to have this or any other special scheme. The others in the pipeline at this time are being painted standard NS. Most are being shipped to Altoona in primer for set up and pai...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 860

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

One would have thought that the part of the LE&FW down by Hugo would have lost all usefulness after the 1964 N&W merger, but maybe there were operational reasons to continue handling cars via Hugo instead of via West Wayne at least for awhile. You are right, there was a "shanty" there at Taylor Stre...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 860

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Maybe I'm crazy, but as a small child in the early 70's, I'll swear there was still track in place on the LE&FW right of way at the Covington Road crossing, and that the track was removed perhaps in the mid-70's.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 860

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

So Essex Wire sits on top of an old Catholic cemetery? Where was the closest Catholic Church? Brooklyn and Hale would be the closest one I can think of, and I know the current church was built mid-20th century, but I don't know how long there has been a church there. I wonder where the bodies were m...
by Bob Durnell
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 7
Views: 518

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: 35
Views: 860

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: 35
Views: 860

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: 35
Views: 860

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: 6
Views: 304

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: 7
Views: 518

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: 343

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: 35
Views: 860

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 ...