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by cjberndt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 3042

Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

This is looking west across the new roundabout at Bass & Hadley Rds. in Ft. Wayne. CSX/CF&E apparently don't intend to replace the second main here.

Note that the crossing gate arms are very long. Cars can't run around them.

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: W&LE on CF&E
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

W&LE on CF&E

Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-2 No. 7011 was at CF&E's engine house Monday evening.

A note on another website says that it was No. 6311 until Dec. 2018, when it was fitted with PTC and renumbered.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Allen County's Steam Railroads Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 2512

Allen County's Steam Railroads Part 2

Part 2 covers the last six steam railroads that were built into Allen County, Indiana: Eel River Cincinnati, Richmond & Ft. Wayne Nickel Plate Findlay, Ft. Wayne & Western Lake Erie & Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne Union A PowerPoint presentation with details and photos, free and open to the public. Stop by an...
by cjberndt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad

LNA&C is a Southern Indiana shortline that runs north 7.7 miles from Corydon to a connection with Norfolk Southern at Corydon Jct. in Harrison County, a few miles west of New Albany and Louisville. It was opened in the 1880s and is still operated today by current owner Lucas Rail Lines as LNA&C in n...
by cjberndt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Looking west and east on the FW&J in Polk St. on Ft. Wayne's west side, sometime near 1960.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pleasant Lake in Seven Days
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Pleasant Lake in Seven Days

No, 60 degree temperature swings in 24 hours would be normal anywhere...

Here's the same view 14 years ago.

It must have been impressive in Pleasant Lake when LS&MS's big gravel pit was in operation.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ashley - Wabash Roundhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Ashley - Wabash Roundhouse

Retraction? The 1898 plat of Ashley shows the roundhouse east of the foundations at Carper's, in the woods north of Garfield and Garrison. The long foundation in the photo above is curved, and small pieces of it continued to curve as it went north. It was too long and large to have been the turntabl...
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ashley - Wabash Roundhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Ashley - Wabash Roundhouse

I stopped at Carper Farm Supply on the east side of Grand Ave., south of Indiana Northeastern's tracks. Jim Carper showed me remnants of Wabash's 1893 roundhouse, 350 ft. north of the Garfield/Indiana St. intersection. He said the site is covered by 18 inches of cinders on top of a deep fill of bank...
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pleasant Lake in Seven Days
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Pleasant Lake in Seven Days

Photos taken one week apart.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

It was the Chicago Arrow westbound and Detroit Arrow eastbound.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 22311

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

Are they moved dead or under power? If they were moved dead, are there speed or other restrictions?

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

The question is whether LE&W was in the city in 1920. The city gifted 20 acres off the west side of what is now Lawton Park to the Ft. Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw, provided it built its depots and shops on the land. This land is bounded generally by 4th St., Calhoun, the former Girl Scouts land and Cli...
by cjberndt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Not all seven of those steam railroads were physically in Ft. Wayne in 1920. Here is the list that served Ft. Wayne in 1920, with the owners and operators: Cincinnati, Richmond & Ft. Wayne, controlled by PRR and operated by GR&I (terminated at Adams Jct., outside Ft. Wayne) Ft. Wayne & Jackson, oper...
by cjberndt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something to ponder
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Something to ponder

These map segments show the GR&I from just north of US-6 to Rush St. It was drawn in 1919 and updated to 1977. I don't have anything further south, or any NYC maps.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Wayne: I made a Toledo & Chicago Interurban presentation at Dupont library in 2007 or earlier. It snowed a lot that day and the library asked if we should cancel, but we didn't and a lot of people showed up. A woman called me the next day and said she wanted to attend but didn't want to drive in the...