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by Bob Durnell
Sat May 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

The period around the time of the 1999 Conrail split was probably the greatest era of oddball motive power in these parts since Conrail was formed in 1976. Power short, no, make that power desperate Norfolk Southern turned to just about ANY source to rent power. Believe it or not, for a very short t...
by Bob Durnell
Sat May 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Craig would be the one give you all of the specifics, he's our expert on this area. Am I thinking right that the NKP/FW&J/GR&I connection track the train is sitting on was put in once the GR&I was removed between Runnion and Junction? I'm trying to remember how PC and Conrail accessed the FW&J betwe...
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Continuing our recent GR&I coverage, here is a shot from February as the local enters the switch at West Wayne and prepares to run up the GR&I with some salt hoppers that they just pulled out of the old FW&J line spur.
by Bob Durnell
Wed May 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Curious NKP observation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Curious NKP observation.

Sort of like those big train picture books people give me (because the sell cheap) where 75% of the pictures are from overseas. NOBODY has less interest of foreign railroading than I do.
by Bob Durnell
Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Curious NKP observation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Curious NKP observation.

Last week, I took delivery of what is at least my sixth book about the Nickel Plate, this one the NKP diesels book. After reading it cover to cover and studying the hundreds of great photos in it, I realized something I have noticed in the other NKP books, a scarcity of photos taken in the Fort Wayn...
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

8/2/04. Startup day for the then Rail America owned Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern. Freshly refurbished GP38-2's were being readied for use by shop forces, but a couple seemed to be having some teething problems. Sorry for the poor quality scan.
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: The last NKP steam powered train
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: The last NKP steam powered train

According to the info I have, the final steam run through Fort Wayne was an eastbound Calumet to to Bellevue run on June 20th by #740. The final steam run ANYWHERE on the NKP was July 2nd with with #746. Of course #765 was fired up for stationary duty to heat a passenger train that winter.
by Bob Durnell
Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

The slug and the mother can be disconnected, (I saw a disconnected slug behind the East Wayne fuel pad a few weeks ago) but based on info I was given, some of the cabling has to be disconnected by a shop person, not just by a crew or a hostler.
by Bob Durnell
Sat May 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Diesel and road slug. That's been the normal GR&I power in recent times, but not always the same set.
by Bob Durnell
Fri May 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Another GR&I shot. 1/31/19, the GR&I local creeps southbound over the old wooden trestle over Butler Road. I had wanted this shot for YEARS, and was finally in the right place at the right time. :)
by Bob Durnell
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: NS Chicago District

I would say it's about a mile. Maybe they want to keep the two sidings distinctly separate.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Sorry guys, between the site outage last week and being so busy, I got behind. I'll make it up with a twofer this week. 1) 7/12/14. NKP 765 makes a westbound move across the St Mary's River bridge on the Chicago District and into it's old stomping ground, West Wayne. This was part of a positioning m...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NS Chicago District
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: NS Chicago District

By the looks of the roadbed they put in, it appears to me that the extended Hadley Siding will stop a little short of East Dunfee. This picture is looking west From West Hamilton Road, and it looks like the siding will end between there and Noyer Road, one road west.
by Bob Durnell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

When I was a kid, they got coal delivered, and there were sidings for boxcars at one time, but I imagine this traffic dried up pretty early.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 118
Views: 25291

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

Sorry I missed a week guys, been pretty busy around here. How about this photo taken about a week ago of a NS RP-M4C Road Slug and GP59ECO combo working southbound up out of the hole on the GR&I at State Street?