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by Hotbox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

That sounds more like what I thought to be the case.

FWIW, I think about you guys every time I buy a powerball ticket.

I'm just speculating, but I would imagine that if the Degroff-NKP extension falls through, you won't be putting 765 at Headwaters, at all?
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

First of all, congratulations!! Been a long time coming.

Two questions:
1. Does your deal with NS as it currently stands, include a switch connecting to their rails?

2. For some reason, I don't recall the steam engine in Swinney park as being NKP (as the story says). Am I wrong bout this?
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

I'm thinking something along the lines of a Chicago-Rubber-Tired-Transfer between railroads took place here as well. Back the wagon up to the dock. Load wagon. Pull ahead. Back into other dock. Unload. :roll: Did the traction roads commonly have sidings with dock access at their customer's end loca...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Wabash & Erie Canal
Topic: Gronauer Lock and other info
Replies: 0
Views: 2569

Gronauer Lock and other info

Found this and thought some of you might find it interesting, lot of background on the human innerface over the years. If you like this I suggest you download your own copy, I've found many web sources pertaining to the canal seem to go *poof* with little warning http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/hab...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

I knew that the Randall hotel had once been there, but I had no idea that NKP had a freight house there......nor, evidently, did any of the people I asked over the years what was previously there.

What was the big hardware store at Pearl & Harrison back in the 1960's ? Was that Schlatter?
by Hotbox
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 3572

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

If there was ever a solution looking for a problem to solve, that project was it Having a railroad grade crossing through an intersection seems like the sort of thing you would go out of your way to avoid, if at all possible. I guess for those who keep their heads where seldom shines the light of d...
by Hotbox
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction and NKP freight depots

While reviewing 1919 Sanborn maps for another purpose, I came across the attached showing the location of the Ny,Chi,&StL freight depot and the Ft Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction RR freight depot west of Harrison between Pearl and the viaduct. For years I remember wandering into that area during t...
by Hotbox
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

Okay, thanks guys. Since I moved away from Ft Wayne in April '83....it doesn't sound like I missed very much, Conrail related anyway.
by Hotbox
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

Bob Durnell wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:55 pm
I followed the Conrail split like a greyhound on a rabbit.

I spent most of the 1980s and all the 1990s living in other parts of the country. Did Conrail ever have much of an operation in Ft Wayne in terms of through freight and yard activity?
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

I'm an avid fan of most conspiracy theories. It wouldn't surprise me if some employee of NS noticed the coincidence and earmarked this unit out of the batch for the Conrail scheme.
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

It could be just a coincidence. But in fairness to everybody, I saw a picture of this unit in Trains magazine a few months back, and the caption under the photo pointed out the correlation.
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

Following are a couple excerpts from wikipedia, with emphasis added by me: After railroad regulations were lifted by the 4R Act and the Staggers Act, Conrail began to turn a profit in the 1980s and was privatized in 1987. The two remaining Class I railroads in the East, CSX Transportation and the No...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25552

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

Nice picture....that unit number is symbolic of the date NS took it's slice of the pie, correct?
by Hotbox
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 3572

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

I haven't noticed that particular phenomenon myself, but I never cease to be amazed at the absolute GLACIAL pace of some of these projects. I know the last couple years rainy weather has hampered things, but I see an awful lot of of what looks to be poor planning and not enough manpower assigned to...
by Hotbox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 3572

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

. After all of that work, and an inexcusable amount of time to do it, Quick question......I didn't follow that project at all, but assuming you have familiarity, would you say the work elapsed in "spurts"? Specifically, did you notice a flurry of activity the first couple weeks of each month, follo...