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by Bob Durnell
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRR-NKP crossing, Ft. Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 7

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: 333

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...
by Bob Durnell
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Kelly, as much as I am not really a fan of it, the City of Fort Wayne has already shown it's willingness to play the eminent domain card to get the riverfront project rolling. Is there any chance that tactic could be used to get Headwater's junction moving forward? I'm concerned that property owners...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

OK, makes perfect sense then. I KNEW there had to be some facts I was missing about this whole deal.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

Ok, the track part I knew about, but I was not aware that that location was tied to the people that were actually going to do the work. That fact seemed to be missing from all of reports I saw. Are they going to do all this work outside?
by Bob Durnell
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: OmniSource site, Headwaters Junction and Nickel Plate 624

I really hope something works out on one of the riverfront sites. West Wayne is a nice fallback, but too "Out of sight, out of mind" for my taste. I still don't understand the Pepsi situation. That is a truly LOUSY location for that type of operation, and if that neighborhood develops as e...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citirail Local
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Citirail Local

Well, the best way to get horsepower payback is to USE the unit. If it was sitting at the pit waiting for work, why not use it? :)
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citirail Local
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Citirail Local

NS is not leasing any extra power. Most likely this unit is paying back horsepower hours to NS for whichever RR, (likely BNSF) has leased it.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Transpoint Intermodal Yard project
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Transpoint Intermodal Yard project

Went by there last Thursday, and NOTHING going on. Just a lot of weeds growing.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bunge/Central Soya
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Bunge/Central Soya

I wonder if at the time that facility was built anyone at Central Soya could have imagined that in the not too distant future Decatur would go from being served by three different railroads with through routes to being at the end of a 10 MPH branch line. :shock:
by Bob Durnell
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Canal route
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Canal route

Craig, this last map you posted is WONDERFUL! So much more clear and easy to read than the other ones. I learned more looking at it in 10 minutes than looking at the others for an hour. Is there any more like it?
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Canal route
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Canal route

Does anyone have any maps that show the EXACT location of the canal between say Van Buren Street and Covington Road?
by Bob Durnell
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne's First Depot
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Ft. Wayne's First Depot

A couple of questions come to mind. If I remember my history right, the first locomotive to come to Fort Wayne came to town on a canal boat. The story I remember is that they put down temporary tracks and took it over to the PFW&C line. Is it possible the tracks used were actually the station tr...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Derailment at New Haven depot
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Derailment at New Haven depot

Yes, I don't think the derailed cars ever came all that close to the depot, but it isn't much of a stretch to see what could have happened.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Derailment at New Haven depot
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Derailment at New Haven depot

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I don't have a date handy for this pic, but would be late 90's-early 2000's. Sure glad none of the derailed cars hits the station, or that likely would have been the end of it..

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