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by cjberndt
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Virginian Heritage Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Virginian Heritage Unit

It was still in Corunna on Valentine's Day, now in the second week.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP # 157
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: NKP # 157

Maybe southbound at the whistle post for the McKinley St. crossing, which no longer exists. LE&W had a Y-connection to ISC's street and interurban track at Taylor St., but Charlie Willer told me that LE&W also had a lead into the interurban's McKinley St. yards, which would have been at right, in th...
by cjberndt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Virginian Heritage Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Virginian Heritage Unit

I went out railfanning this weekend and found NS's Virginian heritage unit in the tiny berg of Corunna, Indiana, on NYC's Air Line. It's running but has some problem, so they de-trained it there for a while. Another guy taking photos said it has been there for a couple days. Note how the years of we...
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania S2
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Pennsylvania S2

This photo was taken when PRR was showing off its newest locomotive in Chicago in Dec. 1944, three weeks after S2 was delivered to PRR and before it was placed in service. The model has her hand on the throttle.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Wabash 4th District Where Diz ?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Wabash 4th District Where Diz ?

We can't tell if there is a crossing track. If not, it was probably a block station, controlling switches and/or signals at one end of a manual block.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 16751

Re: Casad Depot

Someone posted here that there were two switchers at Casad in 1969. Does anyone know when Casad stopped using rail? The last of the stockpiled materials were shipped out in 2011, but I don't know if any was shipped by rail. Clarifying some things posted above: The United States Army's Casad Ordnance...
by cjberndt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Steubenville IN 1908 and a LS&MS train
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Steubenville IN 1908 and a LS&MS train

Great photos! FW&J's depot was in the southeast quadrant originally.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NE Junction c.1970
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: NE Junction c.1970

Look at the aerial in one of the posts above. Wabash's Detroit mainline had a sharp accident-prone curve at NE in 1902 that Wabash relieved by rerouting the line. Moving Wabash's Toledo main to the north side of the depot and easing the Detroit curve made the Toledo and Detroit mains into one main e...
by cjberndt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NE Junction c.1970
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: NE Junction c.1970

I don't know who named it NE. Nickel Plate was the 2nd railroad, so probably built it and named it. Only NKP and Wabash's Toledo line were there when the crossing was interlocked in 1893 or 1894. I don't know if the tower was there before it was interlocked. This photo is NKP 754 eastbound after Wab...
by cjberndt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

Some items I found in the 1913 newspapers. The city and county were working on a plan to straighten the St. Mary's River south of the Barthold grade separation, moving the river south to provide space for a ramp up to the proposed bridge. The March 1913 flood sent water through the underpass, floodi...
by cjberndt
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piqua Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Piqua Yard

This map was created in 1916 and updated through 1967. It shows "Piqua Yd. Office" (the tower) and "hump signal" near the center of the map, but we don't know when they were built. I also labeled the FFW&W. The two mainlines and 20 stacking tracks were west of the hump, and almost as many east of th...
by cjberndt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NE Junction c.1970
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: NE Junction c.1970

A follow-up on this. Photo #1 is looking NE on Wabash's Detroit line at NE tower sometime before the 1944-45 track realignment in New Haven. Wabash's depot is at center, and its Toledo line is at right-center on the south side of the depot. Nickel Plate crosses the Wabash lines left-to-right. Photo ...
by cjberndt
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: New York Central in 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 193

New York Central in 2017

Remember when the 1999 Conrail breakup gave us PRR and NYC reporting marks for equipment going to NS and CSX? This one was in Garrett last Tuesday, eight years after the breakup.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NKP Depot Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: NKP Depot Ohio

The attached photo was taken from the same location - note the dark line from lower-left to upper-right, possible a guy-wire for a pole.

Your photo has a water tank at left-background, and an additional building between the two big buildings at left.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: Ft. Wayne Railroad Elevations 1910-1913

This FWJ&S photo came from a guy in Hamilton, but I don't think it was taken there. I've never seen anything lettered for FWM&C. LE&W acquired the FWM&C in 1890. LE&W was controlled through stock ownership by LS&MS/NYC 1900-1922, and was then acquired by Nickel Plate in 1923 and ceased to exist. FW&...