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by Hotbox
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Historic Hugo
Replies: 11
Views: 7427

Does anyone else remember that the N&W took the diamond completely out of Hugo for awhile before the advent of the rebuilding of the New Castle District? When was that? Granted I didn't pay close attention to the area after 67-68, but it seems like I can recall trains crossing Jefferson blvd for a ...
by Hotbox
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Historic Hugo
Replies: 11
Views: 7427

Historic Hugo

I found the following pix of hugo tower, thought some one might find them interesting http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3901/hugovh9.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6360/hugo2pi3.jpg What I found interesting is, I could have sworn that the tower sat in the southeast quadrant of that crossing. ...
by Hotbox
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 54826

As of Tuesday night, they still have bags over some of the flashers
by Hotbox
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne and Southern,...perhaps?
Replies: 11
Views: 7987

Whoops! that was my post of course, forgot to log in.
by Hotbox
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne and Southern,...perhaps?
Replies: 11
Views: 7987

Well, you and I are on the same path. Sorta, anyway. My first inclination was to disregard the caption too, since what they considered to be 'Fosterpark" in 1943, compared to modern day, could vary. So,I spent A LOT of time playing around with terraserver, trying to get the bends in the river to jiv...
by Hotbox
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne and Southern,...perhaps?
Replies: 11
Views: 7987

Fort Wayne and Southern,...perhaps?

I've been stewing on the following ariel photo for some time, Trying to fit what is shown in the photo, to what is there today. And an awful lot seems to have changed. http://contentdm.acpl.lib.in.us/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/coll3&CISOPTR=4487&DMSCALE=25&DMWIDTH=600&DMHEIGHT=600&DMX=0&DMY=0&DM...
by Hotbox
Mon May 22, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 54826

Thanks guys, that might make an interesting map for the site. The explanation gives a good picture of why the railroads discourage short movements (other than just revenue mileage). Picturing all that and contemplating the route that a rail shipment would have to take going from (for instance) Hunti...
by Hotbox
Sun May 21, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 54826

It works that way for cars to Craigville, Warren or Van Buren. The locals (L68/L69 come out of Muncie, not Fort Wayne, so the cars may actually go down on 313 for the locals to bring them back). I'm not around in the daytime to see what happens to cars for Buckhorn. It's possible that the locals wa...
by Hotbox
Wed May 17, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Castle district
Replies: 80
Views: 54826

Bring a chain saw if you want to run on the rails though. . LOL, I get the picture. :) So then, if one is driving Hwy 124 headed west from Bluffton, Right after the new "baypass" rejoins the original routing, if you look to the left (south) there is a big "grain elevator looking" set of silos, but ...
by Hotbox
Tue May 16, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mullinex
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

Re: Mullinex

I'm curious as to where this online industry is. I hear the crews and dispatchers talking about going to switch it out all the time so I figure it must have quite a bit of car loading going on. If I was on my game I suppose I could see what symbol the local is and use that to figure out what line i...
by Hotbox
Tue May 02, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Rides in Angola this weekend.
Replies: 1
Views: 2252

Hey, that's great, And I might just have to give that ride a try this year. But isn't the part of your pitch where you say "be sure to visit the many retail stores located in 3 blocks from our boarding site"...isn't that going just a little bit overboard, commercial wise? Felt kinda "tacky" like I w...
by Hotbox
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 11757

One last question about the old Panhandle, While I was climbing around under the bridge in Upland, I noticed a milepost that said (can't remember exactly) something like 152 or 140something.,,,,where would that number be originated from? Seemed like an Oddly low number for a Pennsey main E-W line, u...
by Hotbox
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 11757

I learned not to look at some of those maps, as they tend to be wrong. The tracks are infact there and used daily. I drive across them alot and the LE&W is still very shiny. . Thanks again! The RR's have abandoned a lot of track in areas that seems to me to have been a mistake, but I guess that (op...
by Hotbox
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 11757

Thanks for the wealth of infrormation! :) You say they service that track from Muncie? Interesting. I've not been there, but I have 3 different maps (one a DeLorme) that all show that line severed near the Hwy 3 bypass. Your explanation makes more sense, but just based on what the maps seemed to be ...
by Hotbox
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abandonments, & surviving use
Replies: 19
Views: 11757

Abandonments, & surviving use

I was surprised to see that the former PRR panhandle route from Union City to Marion is now cut where Indiana Hwy 26 crosses it west of Hartford City, and the rails ties and all (Panhandle again) east of Red Key, completely gone . For some reason I thought they were using the Pan Handle to tie Portl...