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by Hotbox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23487

Well, thanks!! I'll bet my blood pressure just shot up 40 points :oops:

Out of curiousity, did you leave INER with a bad taste in your mouth, or are you still all good buddies? (just curious if there is an axe to be ground)
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23487

Wow, that is a lot of good information, that, as a fellow taxpayer opposed to the use of public funds to line the pockets of private industry, I am truly appreciative of. Seems like there is a wealth of INER info here. If I can ask: 1.) How many employee's does INER employ? 2.) any present or former...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

But if it's a dedicated train, why not just back it around Hugo? That way you don't have to cut the power like you would doing it the other ways. I dunno, I guess I just tend to think of yards as being where freight gets re routed. Maybe I'm wrong. But it sure seems like backing that train up day a...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Track schematics for old Wabash route
Replies: 0
Views: 2464

Track schematics for old Wabash route

Another obscure curiousity here, but referencing the track schematics that the FWA railfan website has for the former PRR, I was wondering if anyone might have similar for the Wabash, circa it's heyday here in Ft Wayne? Driving my curiousity are childhood memories of several sidings that are mostly ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

Nope, not exactly. It is possible, but only if a train makes a reverse move at Hugo. He'd have to pull through the diamond, back down the SE wye onto the New Castle District and head north to Junction and continue the route like the Chicago-Cincinnati trains do. There was at one point, not sure if ...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

So I assume any traffic going between Chicago and Kansas City goes on trains to and from Ft.Wayne on the NKP? Wow! That is a unique question! One I hope you get a qualified answer to, because now you have me wondering. I have no clue, but , I'd be very suprised to hear if NS had any Chicago-KC frei...
by Hotbox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: INER
Replies: 33
Views: 23487

Re: INER

...but why should the taxpayers be made to bail out a grain mill operation that bought a railroad just to continue to stay in business???...the Shultz's do not want to turn to private investors or to be traded in an open market because the family does not want to loose control of the railroad...the...
by Hotbox
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

Re: Waterloo Elavator

Here is a rather recent pic. of the Baldwin, Notice the Isolated Cab and the Hi-Adhesion trucks. for heat they have a propane infra-red heater in the cab, a man gotta have heat especially if your in a tin can, I believe it has local history ? Detroit Toledo, Cleveland area ? any one on list know th...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

Yes, they do have their own switcher parked there for hustling cars under the chutes to be loaded. I don't know the specific model or anything though. H'mmmm, thanks! I'll have to go back and get some pictures. It looked like an old Baldwin VO, but my peek was limited to a rubbernecked gawk as I dr...
by Hotbox
Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS ex-Conrail line across Indiana and Ohio
Replies: 30
Views: 18992

the NS (CR) Chicago line is "my" line. I grew up for 18 years on that line, so I know it pretty well. Chris7092 also knows it very well, Quick question then: At that on line grain elevator west of Butler, do they have their own in house switcher? I was driving down US 6 a few weeks ago and in one o...
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RR Commercials
Replies: 8
Views: 5026

Re: RR Commercials

I have never understood why railroads advertise on TV. Viewers that could offer potential business has to be less than .00001%, and the RRs should already know who most of their potential customers are since they are captive(I had a one-half inch thick book from the Santa Fe that listed every sidin...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derailment on the snake?
Replies: 5
Views: 4254

What is "The Snake" ? OT Check out the wonderful resource our forum host has put together describing FW rail operations and planr. It is located here http://www.fwarailfan.net/fortwayne_loc.htm And you will see that the "snake" is a connecter joining the seperate NS districts in Ft Wayne, , near ea...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicago District Signals
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: Chicago District Signals

Over the past few years, my brother and I have been following various lines, taking pictures of all the signals and whatever else of interest we come across. We have most of the Chicago District. In March we plan to get from Hobart, IN to Calumet. If time allows, we would like to cover Ft. Wayne. W...
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derailment on the snake?
Replies: 5
Views: 4254

Re: Snake derailment

Chaser wrote:Passed by there on my way home from work today Nothing in the snake but lots of activity at the west end of the yard near the chi line
Yeah, there was quite a bit of " orange" over at the west end. Saw the crane, what looked like a rail rack, and a lot of blinking lights.
by Hotbox
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 7917

Do you happen to have any reporting marks for this car? Greg, are you SURE about the "18" axels? Looked like I count 20, the trucks on the ends being 3 axels apiece. Making me think it is probably ABB's PTDX 202 http://southern.railfan.net/schnabel/cars/ptdx202/ptdx202.html Other interesting Schnab...