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by Hotbox
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comment and question
Replies: 22
Views: 4666

Re: Comment and question

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by Hotbox
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Not all seven of those steam railroads were physically in Ft. Wayne in 1920 . Here is the list that served Ft. Wayne in 1920, with the owners and operators: Cincinnati, Richmond & Ft. Wayne, controlled by PRR and operated by GR&I (terminated at Adams Jct., outside Ft. Wayne) Ft. Wayne & Jackson, op...
by Hotbox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

Bob Durnell wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 pm
. How many NS crews are/were qualified on the Pennsy west of Hill, or east of Mike, I would have no idea.
Especially now that Triple Crown is no more. I would assume there is a local that still uses the part between the Harvester industrial spur and Mike?
by Hotbox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

I'd like to know the details of the crew who got fired for going around a wye, there has to be more to that story. I appreciate your thoughtful replies Wayne, very helpful. I guess I'll just have to say to Bob and you both that I had no idea that NS was using the line (frequently) between Mike and ...
by Hotbox
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

Any engineer working the Chicago District on a regular basis would be qualified on all of the routes into Fort Wayne accessible from the Chicago District. Let me assure you that I am not trying to argue with you.....however..... "any" in the context you use it, sounds like "all" to me. So, you are ...
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

I don't doubt for a second that what you are telling me is 100% true. But with what I've heard others say about what is required to keep a crew "qualified" in a certain territory, it surprises me that NS crews get enough trips on the old PRR to filfill those requirements Could that have perhaps been...
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

LOL, I guess you could have the crew normally doing the Chicago turn drop the train off at Thomas rd, call in a CF&E crew to take the train to Mike, call up a crew from Peru to handle the train between Mike and NE, and then turn the train over to the usual crew to head towards Fostoria, but how much...
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

. I don't know how many (if any) local crews are qualified on more than one territory. That's what I am getting at, taking the routing you mentioned, I'd be extremely surprised if anyone had a single crew legitimately qualified to cover those three areas. (four areas actually) Just for amusement, I...
by Hotbox
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

So, if anyone knows, when these business trains go out on the prowl, do they pick up resident crews to pilot their trains through local territories, or do they reserve some form of privilege for themselves, aka "universally qualified"? Yeah, I guess at the root of this, I'm wondering how many employ...
by Hotbox
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

Bob Durnell wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Eastbound on the CF&E from Chicago to Fort Wayne, before continuing east of town on the Nickel Plate.
So, did they back up at Hadley, or did they use a segment of the HD from Mike to NE?
by Hotbox
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Feed
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Re: Video Feed

Yes, I think it would be way-cool. I'm not an "expert", But I think you immediately will run into a "quality vs cost" type decision to make. High frame rates are data intensive, which means you will need mucho bandwidth. Bandwidth will cost you money. Low bandwidth web cams deliver that herky-jerky ...
by Hotbox
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Suggested Media
Topic: NYC jet train in tdays Journal gazette
Replies: 0
Views: 3497

NYC jet train in tdays Journal gazette

The M-497 has been featured in a fairly nice article in todays JG

http://www.journalgazette.net/features/ ... in-in-1966
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

Well, that's all real cool!
I think that given a choice, I personally would prefer the Lafayette trip to Detroit, but it's a welcome surprise that the NS people would let FWRHS use the elevation depotfor boarding!
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25718

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

Truly a nice photo!! Regarding the subject matter, I'm a little shocked. I never even knew the "Detroit Arrow" excursions were offered. The Last I heard of any locally accessible excursions on the 765 were the trips to Lafayette and back. Where was the point of boarding for the Detroit excursions?
by Hotbox
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

Little bit of trivia that at least I found interesting. "Old Mill Road" got it's name from Adams county farmers who used to bring their wares up to the Mill that was on the St Mary's river across from where Rudisill ends. Part of the directions on how to get there were to "turn on to the old mill ro...