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by Bob Durnell
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: East Wayne Yard Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15705

Thanks for the info Howard. The info on Nelson Road confirms my suspicions that It wasn't originally built that way. The story about the wooden framed freight cars was interesting. Does anybody know when wooden framed cars were outlawed?
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: East Wayne Yard Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15705

If the water tower and coaling tower were built in 50-51' I would think that would them among the last built anywhwere in the US, and meant that they had a very short life in actual use. It seems like we could narrow down their disappearence from photos, but maybe nobody has any of that era. As for ...
by Bob Durnell
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: East Wayne Yard Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15705

East Wayne Yard Questions

What was there at East Wayne before West Wayne was closed? When were the water and coaling towers built? When were they torn down? Was Wabash traffic interchanged here BEFORE West Wayne was closed? Has Nelson Road always been in it's exact same location, or was it manipulated to make room for the ya...
by Bob Durnell
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of camera does everyone use??
Replies: 8
Views: 4781

I'm still using my 12 year old Minolta Maxxum 3xi , with a 35-80 and a 70-300 lens. I will probably stay with it until it dies, or 35mm film goes away. I can't bring myself to spend $1000.00+ to start over with digital.
by Bob Durnell
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: NS Fort Wayne Yard
Replies: 11
Views: 6234

It sure would be neat to have a trail leading over to a viewing platform overlooking NE! Wishful thinking, I'm sure!
by Bob Durnell
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: 8 and 9R
Replies: 7
Views: 5219

Keith or Joe, about when did the Fort Wayne line go downhill track condition wise? Was it after the merger, or was it getting bad before that?
by Bob Durnell
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Union Belt RR
Replies: 6
Views: 5572

My guess is that that is the 1700' abandonment mentioned. That would be a little over a quarter mile, which seems about right. I just can't figure where that other 4000'+ of trackage was.
by Bob Durnell
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Help ID Please
Replies: 4
Views: 3851

They have had the switcher for a few months now, but I have yet to catch it in action. They still have the center cab GE, but I don't know if they are still using it. It was parked in a place I had never seen it before.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Water Tower
Replies: 24
Views: 15535

[quote="NKPSOUTHERN"]Yes, the NKP has been around awhile, but only at the East Wayne Yard local since around 1950 when the yard moved from the yard across town at what was know as West Wayne. And if you have ever been down Estella Ave, you know that the west end switching lead crosses there. I work ...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Water Tower
Replies: 24
Views: 15535

I don't know if it is true or not, but I was told that the owner of Midwest Rail died, and his daughter did not want the business. Supposedly there was no buyers, so she closed the doors. As for NS paying for part of the new road, I don't see where they have a whole lot to gain from it. I am not sur...
by Bob Durnell
Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 765 for the 3 rivers festival?
Replies: 23
Views: 10671

The last post was mine. Forgot the $#%@& log-on again!
by Bob Durnell
Wed May 17, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mullinex
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Yes, they are near the southeast corner of Engle Road and Ardmore Ave. on the south side of the Wabash tracks. Their spur would be maybe a quarter of a mile south of Hugo. My cousin works there, I will try to get some info from him on rail shipments.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: BIG CF&E eastbound today
Replies: 4
Views: 3283

BIG CF&E eastbound today

This morning, on the way to work (6:45 AM) I saw the biggest CF&E train I ever saw heading west at Rockhill Park (Jefferson Blvd.) The power was somewhat obscured by the trees, but appeared to be at least four units and they were struggling slowly upgrade from Junction. The cars stretched back at le...
by Bob Durnell
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Downtown question
Replies: 1
Views: 2670

The former Falstaff Brewery sat on the south side of East Washington Blvd. between Glasgow and Grant streets. After the brewery closed, about half the buiding was razed. The rest sat empty for several years before being brought back to life as a business park. Most of the remaining buildings were he...
by Bob Durnell
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 years ago this April 1st...................
Replies: 22
Views: 10719

Anonymous wrote:I have wanted to go back there in the worst way, but I didn't have the guts to either. I was more worried about leaving my car sitting somewhere than I was about myself. Looking forward to seeing the pictures!
That was my post, forgot to log in again!