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by Hotbox
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Thu Jan 02, 2020 photos.
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: Thu Jan 02, 2020 photos.

I'll second that!
by Hotbox
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Richmond PRR track map

Interesting, thanks. So then would that make Employee Time Tables ta better source to identify crew districts? (Edit/add) And if that seems like an ignorant question, I am sorry. I am not as experienced as many of you are in employing the common tools of the hobby. I'm just at a loss that historic i...
by Hotbox
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Richmond PRR track map

Thanks both Howard and Wayne. Do you guys think that PRR "division maps" would be at all useful in determining limits of various crew districts? And by saying that, I realize that division maps are going to offer nothing specific about the crew districts inside them. But is it safe to assume, for ex...
by Hotbox
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond PRR track map
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Richmond PRR track map

I really appreciate all the Richmond related material you've posted lately. It's a huge blind spot in my knowledge of Indiana railroading. Do you, or anyone else have any ideas what crew districts were involved in the several routes that passed thru Richmond? I think that somebody in another thread ...
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond Indiana PRR
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Richmond Indiana PRR

I'm not extremely familiar with the Richmond area, only been through there once, but I'm surprised to see so much elevation, didn't realize that the river relief ran so deep. (nor is it as apparent in the other photo)
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond Indiana PRR
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Richmond Indiana PRR

Is that the same bridge shown here?
http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... f=8&t=4359
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Richmond Indiana C&O & PRR
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Richmond Indiana C&O & PRR

That same C&O line barely scrapped under the Big Four main in Muncie too if I recall. Was notched into a ditch to get clearance, that made it flood prone from nearby White River (next to E Jackson st)
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: ANOKA
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: ANOKA

Great picture! I've always wished that I knew more about Logansport area railroad history.
What do you suppose is causing the smoke rising from the ground near the caboose in the background?
by Hotbox
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

I guess that I got my answer...... the Lake Erie & Ft Wayne was originally an "in house" operation for Ft Wayne Rolling mills. As such I guess they serviced the mill from whatever connected line had mill related business. They could push cars onto the LE&W,....they could take cars down to the mini y...
by Hotbox
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

Re: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

Here is a composite of the relevant frames from the 1919 Sanborns, with the line in question emphasized with red arrows. Regrettably, the Sanborns do not show the actual connection, but it's hard to envision that line going anywhere else. https://i.imgur.com/uxO8Atm.jpg Link to zoomable copy: https:...
by Hotbox
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Rolling Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

Fort Wayne Rolling Mills

The list of fort wayne industries once served by the mighty PRR reads like a who's who of our economic foundation. But one property appears to be suspiciously missing a siding. Ft Wayne Rolling mills....did they have rail service with PRR? All I've been able to find is a possible connection with Lak...
by Hotbox
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout
Replies: 15
Views: 9318

Re: Ft Wayne Bass & Hadley Roundabout

After all of that work, and an inexcusable amount of time to do it, ..... I'll have to give the City of Fort Wayne a little credit. Three weeks ago they closed Harris rd for repairs. They were re paving the northern most 1/8 mile, just leading up to the intersection with Coliseum Blvd...new curbs, ...
by Hotbox
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 45387

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

Sadly, I was too young to appreciate or truly understand what was happening, and not really in a position to document it. By the time I got serious about it, most of the fun was already over. I was really too young to appreciate it too...I was a "railfan" in the sense that most boys in their early ...
by Hotbox
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 45387

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

I don't think any of us understood how good we had it as railfans back in the 1960s-70s.

Erie? gone! GRI? ditto FW&J? ditto all those NKP sceondaries? ditto...C&O? ditto!
by Hotbox
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 45387

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

I miss Conrail.