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by cjberndt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Baker Street PRR Depot Conceptual Rendering
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Baker Street PRR Depot Conceptual Rendering

The attached postcard shows PRR's 1914 depot on the east side of Harrison in a different configuration than its as-built configuration west of Harrison. PRR intended to build the depot east of Harrison where it already owned real estate, but switched to the west side. I don't know the reason. This p...
by cjberndt
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Steubenville Depot
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Steubenville Depot

The owner of the Steubenville depot, now at a farm in Pleasant Lake, wants to give it away. If you are interested, contact

John Hevel
Jhevel173@frontier.com
219-765-3478

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

I made one correction and updated the aerial with other industries that were in Churubusco c.1960. The correction was the freight depot, which was on the north side of the track, not south side.

Craig
by cjberndt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

A resident of Churubusco who also worked on the RR said that the last train was a locomotive and empty hopper that left for LaOtto in Aug. 1968, five years before official abandonment. Apparently the tractor business had disappeared by then. About 1.7 miles of the original Eel River RR track is stil...
by cjberndt
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

The attached 1957 track map shows where the track was abandoned west of Busco.

Someone asked when the track was removed. Columbia City-Churubusco was removed in or after 1961, and Churubusco-Auburn Jct. in the 1973-1976 timeframe.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

My apology. The CR-850 photo was 3 years after abandonment of C City-Busco.

I need to stop posting stuff.
by cjberndt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

The highway crossing was built and abandoned it at nearly the same time. That means PB&W (PRR) paid for the grade crossing removal? This photo is looking north on CR-850W on the west side of Churubusco in the year that the C City-Busco track was abandoned. The stop sign is at SR-205. The NAPA store ...
by cjberndt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Churubusco Snyder Grain

Columbia City-Churubusco was abandoned in 1961, 7.81 miles, MP 57.19-65.0, from .10-mile east of present-day US-30 at Columbia City, to .40-mile west of CR-850E at Churubusco. It was part of PRR subsidiary Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad. I don’t know why the endpoints were out in nowh...
by cjberndt
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Churubusco Snyder Grain
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Churubusco Snyder Grain

The first photo shows eastbound PRR 2-8-0 #1648 alongside Snyder Grain in Churubusco in 1947. The 1957 photo was looking west from Main St. / US-33. In the c.1975 photo, taken 2 years after abandonment of the line through Busco, dirt Mulberry St. crosses left-right in front of the granary. The 2016 ...
by cjberndt
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Impending demolishment of an Erie relic !

Too bad. It's an impressive structure. Put a house on top.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Picture Games
Topic: The picture does not match the description.. So where is this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: The picture does not match the description.. So where is this ?

It's PRR southbound on the GR&I crossing the NYC Air Line at UK Tower in Kendallville?

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Road 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Lima Road 1913

Yes, it's the line from Ft. Wayne to Garrett, where it split into lines to Kendallville and Waterloo. The line was sold to new owners in 1913, and they photographed all track-highway crossings later that year. I found the photos in various places over the years; three recently, including this one. S...
by cjberndt
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Lima Road 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Lima Road 1913

This is looking north on Lima Rd. at Geller Ditch, just north of Irene Byron, in late-1913. The road was raised sometime later, putting the track in a dip where automobiles bottomed their suspensions. This track was in service until May 1945 and taken up later that summer.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mother and slug
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Mother and slug

What do the terms Mother and Slug mean?

Craig