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by matt
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canadian National Navy Veterans Unit at Brimfield Indiana
Replies: 0
Views: 889

Canadian National Navy Veterans Unit at Brimfield Indiana

Caught this for the first time on 12/19/21 headed east on the NS Chicago Line leading CP650
by matt
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Then and Now on the EL at Huntington
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Then and Now on the EL at Huntington

While you can find plenty of pictures of the Erie Lackawanna yard at Huntington Indiana, a far lesser photographed spot was at Gragg Road on the northwest side of town. Dave Augsburger took the before shot of an eastbound freight in 1968 approaching the crossing and in the distance in the highway 24...
by matt
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Then and Now at Avilla Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

Then and Now at Avilla Indiana

Another shot of the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad with this one being at Avilla Indiana. Craig Berndt took this shot looking north on the line now owned by Conrail on November 10th, 1979. The track in the foreground was the B&O and was single track at the time. I took the current shot on ...
by matt
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larwill Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Larwill Indiana

I believe there's at least one daily train through here. From what I've seen lately, there's an every Saturday westbound out of Fort Wayne in the morning.
by matt
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larwill Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Larwill Indiana

I got this shot of a westbound CF&E train a couple weeks ago about to go under the King Street overpass. It makes for a nice shot and I'm surprised I haven't seen any other shots from this spot.
by matt
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Indiana Northeastern's Western Extension towards Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 11411

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: 10169

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: 5102

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: 4004

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: 6629

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: 5839

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: 5839

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: 39962

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: 12985

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: 12985

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...