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by cjberndt
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Greeting

Nice photo - first run through the snow.

Craig
by cjberndt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wabash & PRR shops in Ft. Wayne
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Wabash & PRR shops in Ft. Wayne

Does anyone know the approx. dates when the Wabash and the PRR roundhouses and shops at Ft. Wayne stopped operating?

The Bicentennial Train's locomotive was repaired at the PRR roundhouse in 1976.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio

This aerial shows the right-of-way that was graded east of Columbia for the proposed line to Pioneer, for connection to the Toledo & Western. It was reportedly graded to Pioneer, but the two lines could not agree on the type of power, steam or electric, so the track was only laid a short distanc...
by cjberndt
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: St Joseph Valley Railroad eastern most terminus in Columbia Ohio

I labeled the attached aerial to show where the buildings were located. You can see some of the depot foundation in the ground on the west side of the road. When the county realigned the road, the school was demolished. The village historian told me that someone moved the depot to Clear Lake. He did...
by cjberndt
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Propellers on the C,F,&E
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Propellers on the C,F,&E

I was in one of the windmills near Bowling Green, Ohio. They appear to be about the size of the windmills at Van Wert. Blade speed is controlled by dynamic and manual brakes to turn not more than 16.5 RPM, at which they produce maximum electrical power. Those blades are 136 ft. long, and at 16.5 RPM...
by cjberndt
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Robison Park 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Robison Park 2017

Saturday I went on a kayak search for remnants of the dam that pooled water for the feeder canal. The pond it created was also used by visitors to Robison Park. The only remnant I found was the weir at the end of Swift Run ditch, across the river from Riverbend golf course. The ditch bypassed the we...
by cjberndt
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Jacobson, champion of steam, dead at 74
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Jacobson, champion of steam, dead at 74

It was in a trust, at least until his passing.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop

It has to make stops to have passengers. Major cities would be regular stops.

Craig
by cjberndt
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Canal route
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Canal route

FWJ&S's Sept. 1870 description of the draw bridges over the feeder canal north of what was later the 4th St. yard, and over the W&E canal in what was later NKP's West Wayne yard, was that both were open at all times except when a train needed to cross them. They had twin beams, one under eac...
by cjberndt
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop

The amazing issues are that: 1. Much of the industrialized world has high speed mass transit. 2. 60 million vehicles have been added to the US road network in the past 20 years, and the road network has not been upgraded to accommodate them. 3. Many levels of US and state government fight mass trans...
by cjberndt
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Jacobson, champion of steam, dead at 74
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Jacobson, champion of steam, dead at 74

Jerry Joe and Laura were there when I visited in 2013. It was a tour for architects, which I'm not, but it was the perfect time to be there, as the visiting architects meant all of the designers and builders were there. Downside: I got to listen to an hour of discussion about the knee braces on the ...
by cjberndt
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Pittsburgh-Chicago Hyperloop

In case you didn't hear about this on the radio Friday morning, it's obviously not the high-speed rail that has been the subject of interest here for the past few years.

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/ne ... burgh.html
by cjberndt
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Canal route
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Canal route

This May 1881 NKP map shows the canal and the FW&J bridge. It was about one year before NKP was built. Osage St. is to the right of Peters' Sawmill. Note Basin St. at right, north of today's Cherry St. It was presumably used to exchange freight with the canal boats. The street right-of-way is 50...
by cjberndt
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Interurban Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Interurban Power?

It might have been the photo of the Dunten store with the cow. The other photo was the first interurban depot in Huntertown, the flat-roofed building at left with the milk cans. It was where the medical clinic is now located. The 2nd depot in Huntertown was where the post office is now located at Li...
by cjberndt
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Interurban Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Interurban Power?

The interurban cars on this line didn't have a pantograph. The had a small wheel on the end of a trolley pole. The wheel had a groove that kept it engaged with the trolley wire. See the attached photo taken on this line c1910. Some photos don't show the trolley wire and/or the trolley pole. I don't ...

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