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by Notch 8
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Dekalb Towers
Replies: 4
Views: 2919

Dekalb Towers

How many towers exsisted in Dekalb County IN ?

MSnow
by Notch 8
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Heritage Units
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

Heritage Units

Union Pacifc did Heritage units of RR's that lead up to what the UP is today and this has me thinking that if NS or CSX were to do the same what former roads should get these honors. Since this is a public forum I thought I might throw this out for some input, while the catfish scheme is pratical it...
by Notch 8
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fallen Flags on area RRs
Replies: 23
Views: 11975

Re: Fallen Flags on area RRs

AC&Y car in Sturgis MI in ALAB car pool they also have some WP Western Pacific.
Think of just how many roads have been absorbed to get us to the number of class
1s that we see today...How much of the AC&Y is used today ?
by Notch 8
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Far from home
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

Re: Far from home

Actually this is not uncommon with the coal that heads this way from the Powder River Basin however I was going through Garrett IN earlier this week and saw a Rio Grande hopper as well but with CSXT markings that caught my eye. Does either (Butler or Columbia City)of the SDI plants bring in coke for...
by Notch 8
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: MAW Trackwork
Replies: 111
Views: 46656

Re: MAW Trackwork

The diamond is in place ! i have read on this list or maybe another that the ballast cars at Cecil where to be taken to be scrapped at the Omnisorce facility. Was in a real hurry to get that done !If they were (MAW) were planning on using this trackage why no maint, On the bright side I have recentl...
by Notch 8
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Track Diagrams
Replies: 6
Views: 4538

Track Diagrams

Where would a person have to go or would a person find track diagrams. Looking for Kendallville IN the whole town, GR&I LS&MS and the interurban, Waterloo, Fort Wayne & Jackson , LS&MS as well as the interurban, Angola Fort Wayne & Jackson, St Joeseph Valley and there was something else there. I hav...
by Notch 8
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 31614

Re: Casad Depot

I found this on the net is well, what would have been the need for refridgeration at Casad ?

http://www.threshingbee.org/corliss.html

Mike
by Notch 8
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 31614

Re: Casad Depot

I found this on the net as well, the views of the link is really bi-polar but I thought some of you would get a laugh that someone would come up with the crap ! However it does contain some pics as well as some arials, What happen to the German POW's that they kept at Casad ? http://www.gnn.tv/forum...
by Notch 8
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 31614

Casad Depot

Was Casad served by all the RR's that served Ft Wayne or just the 2 RR's that went past the Casad. NKP & Wabash 5th Dist ? how long ago was the last traffic in and out of the facility. not including the last several years of winding down. How much track was in this facility ? they did have a switche...
by Notch 8
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motor Cars on Bankers bypass
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Motor Cars on Bankers bypass

The idea of private railcar ownership was born during the 1950's in the south of the State of Michigan, where the New York Central (NYC) still had a network of lightly used branch lines connecting the small farming and manufacturing towns. A group of Toledo railfans arranged to lease a 6.5 mile bran...
by Notch 8
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Steuben County Steam
Replies: 8
Views: 4238

It is not #75, your guess of a 0-4-0 would fit what I have seen from
the highway.

They are repairing the locomotives and that is why they are at the Grambling residence

Mike
by Notch 8
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Steuben County Steam
Replies: 8
Views: 4238

Steuben County Steam

That would be Barney Grambling father's farm where several of these machines have found life again ! Barney is probably known by many on this list for he has done stints on various railroads in the area, INER, CF&E, Michigan Steam Institute as well as Amtrak and I believe Little River Railroad as we...
by Notch 8
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: NYC freight house
Replies: 15
Views: 7732

Would anyone on list have pictures or anything that would show the track diagrams of this area like 50-70 years ago ? Fort Wayne would have been something for a railfan 75 years ago, still is, but more so then. The Pennsylvania ! I have seen what I would call little on Fort Waynes past too bads Wins...
by Notch 8
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camera Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 8477

When did the High Widelas go through ? and anyone know
when this line was shuttered, and why ?
by Notch 8
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: CP holiday train location???
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Butler IN Sorry 4 misspell.

Mike,