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by 4Quad
Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 5836

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

I'd love to see this in action as a train approaches, the gates lower, and roundabout traffic stops. But, I'm not going to wait all day for a train. I was hoping the County Highway Dept, Journal Gazette, WANE-TV, etc. would post a video, but nothing yet. Is there a more likely time than not to catch...
by 4Quad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP History in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 28
Views: 13901

Re: NKP History in Ft. Wayne

An artifact remains from the railroad's presence in Polk St. (besides the grassy median): The stamped tin plate with the Franklin Ave. railroad crossing's DOT number is still attached to the streetlight pole on the southeast corner of Polk & Franklin.
by 4Quad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 29
Views: 19059

Re: Roll Call

I'm not in NE Indiana anymore, but I still lurk on here occasionally.

Wish we had a site like this for NW Illinois.
by 4Quad
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CF&E question
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Re: CF&E question

Maybe NS handles maintenance calls on the CF&E crossings near Hill & Sand junctions. However, in my previous life, I negotiated warning device upgrades for the Bass & Hadley crossings, and I dealt with RailAmerica engineers for those projects. There must be a construction/maintenance division of lab...
by 4Quad
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Eel River RR existing crossing sign
Replies: 7
Views: 4802

Re: Eel River RR existing crossing sign

I've seen this thing tons of times but had no idea what it was. What leads you to believe it's an old crossbuck?
by 4Quad
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: The Nickle Plate Relocation that never was.
Replies: 36
Views: 18019

Re: The Nickle Plate Relocation that never was.

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Indiana Dept. of Highways plan for the to-be-vacated NKP alignment through downtown: NKP Parkway 2.JPG For ease of orientation, Beuter Rd. is now Coliseum Blvd. and the cloverleaf did not exist yet. The accuracy in representing the relocated railroad line...
by 4Quad
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

Update, 2 years later: In addition to the legible sign on the Bag Factory spur and the illegible ones on 9th St. in Goshen and on the INER, I've found another illegible one. In Ligonier, a sign is visible from Mercer St. where Water St. would cross NS if it did. I have no photos of this location, so...
by 4Quad
Tue May 07, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Track
Replies: 14
Views: 7993

Re: New Track

This track was removed for a short time because NS originally built it right through the planned location of one of the new Maplecrest Rd. bridge piers. This was after NS signed off on the proposed pier locations.
by 4Quad
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

I found a third sign in Ray, looking south into Indiana on the INER:
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Was this track related to the track in Goshen?
by 4Quad
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

I'd imagine it was put up by the Big 4 if it has a double at Ninth St., if the Big 4 actually served the Bag Factory themselves.

You think the "9 . 72" stamped on the rail corresponds to September 1872?
by 4Quad
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

Bzzzt. Time's up. The sign is where the Bag Factory spur in Goshen intersects the alley behind the houses on the north side of Cosmo Ave. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.592819,-85.852012&hl=en&ll=41.592606,-85.852194&spn=0.002082,0.00405&sll=41.582965,-86.852932&sspn=0.066641,0.129604&vpsrc=6&z=18...
by 4Quad
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

You mean you guys can't tell from the tree limbs? Just kidding. Looking through my photos from the day, it turns out I didn't take a wider shot of the sign, just different close-up angles. Here is the best picture I got of its illegible mate: 080811 012.jpg (Its next to the streetlight pole.) Withou...
by 4Quad
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Re: Where in the World? 8/11/11

by rrnut282 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:51 am

Gee, dontcha think another photo angle might be helpful?
Nah, as far as I know, this is pretty unique.

I've only seen one other in my travels around the area, and it has no legible text. Maybe I'll post a pic of it's twin tomorrow.
by 4Quad
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: Where in the World? 8/11/11
Replies: 18
Views: 12347

Where in the World? 8/11/11

Where in the world is this?
080811 070.jpg
The sign reads:
NOTICE
RAILROAD GROUNDS
NO THOROUGHFARE
NO TRESPASSING ALLOWED
DANGEROUS
by 4Quad
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Former GR&I and EL Tracks
Replies: 8
Views: 4528

Re: Former GR&I and EL Tracks

Do you mean Old US 33 (Mercer Ave.)?