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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: 51

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: 2
Views: 99

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: 2
Views: 99

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: 69

Re: Mother and slug

What do the terms Mother and Slug mean?

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: New Haven NKP January 1961
Replies: 0
Views: 89

New Haven NKP January 1961

NKP 2-8-4 class S-2 no. 769 and B-B class ARS-18a no. 560 in New Haven in January 1961.

No. 769 had one year left: it was built by Lima in Sept. 1944 and scrapped in Jan. 1962. No. 560 was an 1800 HP built by ALCO in early-1956, model DL-701/RS-11.

Photo by Jim McKay.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun May 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Toledo & Chicago Interurban Presentation
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Toledo & Chicago Interurban Presentation

I will make the T&C presentation at Auburn's temporary Eckhart Library: June 9, 2:00 p.m. 1029 W. 7th St., Auburn. Free. The attached photo was taken on today's CR-327 south of Garrett, north of CR-64 (the Indian Springs Campground Rd.). We are looking south. On the right near the mailbox is a hump ...
by cjberndt
Mon May 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: T&C Interurban 1913-1914
Replies: 4
Views: 195

T&C Interurban 1913-1914

When the Toledo & Chicago Interurban was reorganized in 1913, its successor, Ft. Wayne & Northwestern, photographed the rail/highway crossings. The attached photo is looking east on Coliseum across Lima Rd.

Not quite seven lanes in each direction.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sat May 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indiana Northeastern Engine House, Hudson
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Indiana Northeastern Engine House, Hudson

A few photos inside the engine house on the west side of Hudson. IN has 10 locomotives. Most or all of the B-B units were at Hudson, and C-C at Montpelier.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018

We didn't find any railroad artifacts other than the pieces of the railcar around the guy wire. We found a few automobile parts. They earned money recycling metal.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Ft. Wayne FW&J 4th St. Yards 2018

No surprise that an electromagnetic underground search found some anomalies in the former Ft. Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw's 4th St. yards in Ft. Wayne. We did some dig-ups Thurs. and Fri. to see if there were any buried NYC 4-8-4 Niagara's. So far, just concrete, bricks and some scrap. Nothing of arche...
by cjberndt
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: ND&W very busy
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: ND&W very busy

What company gets the tanks cars on ND&W at Woodburn, or are they just being stored?

There were a lot of cars at NS-ND&W interchange Thurs. evening. ND&W 1603 wasn't running.

Craig
by cjberndt
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New OmniSource Gondolas
Replies: 1
Views: 202

New OmniSource Gondolas

I found a string of new OmniSource gons at West Wayne. It's unusual to see them without damage or graffiti.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steubenville Diamond
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Steubenville Diamond

The Steubenville depot is in Pleasant Lake. The Steubenville diamond is at INRD's engine house west of Hudson, where scrap-ready CSX GP-30 4216 (ex-C&O 3021) was about to cross it when the attached photo was taken.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Op Question
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Train Op Question

On the attached map: E = Junction (crossing and/or interchange of the PRR, GR&I, LE&W (NKP), and FW&J (NYC)). G = Mike (crossing and/or interchange of the PRR, Wabash and FFW&W) See part 3 of the series on Ft. Wayne's Steam Railroads in the Suggested Media section of this website. It discusses all o...