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by matt
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago

I've called her several times and she's always been friendly.
by matt
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Railfanning Tips
Topic: Blue Grass Cut
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Blue Grass Cut

This spot is located at CR 350 W a couple miles west of Albion Indiana on the CSX Garrett Sub. You can get great shots from both directions here and there's spots to pull over on both sided of the road.
by matt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Decatur Indiana Then and Now
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Decatur Indiana Then and Now

A before and after at Decatur along the Erie Lackawanna. John Fuller took the first photo in the early 70's and I took the after shot in 2016 of the tracks gone but the tower base still standing. I was told recently that the tower base no longer stands.
by matt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise at New Haven 8/8/20
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Surprise at New Haven 8/8/20

I went to the yard at New Haven with my brother in law to do some railfanning and saw the southern heritage unit going eastbound this past Saturday.
by matt
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Erie Western
Replies: 3
Views: 4009

Re: Erie Western

I asked this question on a forum years ago and the answer I got is that they generally went 30 mph in most areas with the capability to go faster but didn't to lessen wear on the track.
by matt
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft Wayne-Kendallville GR&I 1979
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: Ft Wayne-Kendallville GR&I 1979

Thank you for posting these!!
by matt
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft Wayne-Kendallville GR&I 1979
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: Ft Wayne-Kendallville GR&I 1979

Great pics!! This is the first time I've seen a right of way pic from the u.s. 6 crossing.
by matt
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 25370

Re: Roll Call

Matt from Kendallville. Interested in anything in NE Indiana, NW Ohio and the Erie Lackawanna
by matt
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 13
Views: 7925

Re: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne

Permit new members, update the list of locations and add locations,have a list of train symbols in the area, a before and after photo section of rail lines, fix broken links, update news on a regular basis. I guess pretty much everything lol.
by matt
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 13
Views: 7925

Re: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne

I think while sites like Facebook do hurt sites like this, most pages aren't area specific like this one.They're either railroad specific or cover the whole state instead of more locally like this one. I think if regular updates were made it would draw in a lot of people who may have left over the y...
by matt
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 13
Views: 7925

Re: Late-1999 Changes in Ft. Wayne

I'm still willing to update the site if given the chance. I reached out last year but didn't get a response but the offer is still there :)
by matt
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Pacific Heritage Unit at Auburn and Garrett Ind.
Replies: 0
Views: 2870

Southern Pacific Heritage Unit at Auburn and Garrett Ind.

Came through yesterday leading a five unit train. It stopped at Garrett for a crew change the proceeded west. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattditton1976/
by matt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Former Decatur EL Segment
Replies: 3
Views: 4739

Re: Former Decatur EL Segment

There's a lumber company shipping by rail and Dolco is receiving hoppers again. There were two there three weeks ago.
by matt
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Woodburn Track Rehab
Replies: 2
Views: 3910

Re: Woodburn Track Rehab

The ND&W has done quite a bit to the line in the three years they've owned it. They've replaced a lot of ties,leveled some track, added ballast in certain ares and have the portion at Cecil reopened. They've also updated a lot of the crossing protection.
by matt
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Union Pacific at Milford Indiana
Replies: 0
Views: 2655

Union Pacific at Milford Indiana

Northbound Union Pacific on the Marion Branch at Milford today. I love railfanning this line!