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by Bob Durnell
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

5/10/2013. A northbound CF&E Decatur local slowly creeps through the woods near I 469.
by Bob Durnell
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trains seen on NCD!
Replies: 152
Views: 88994

Re: Trains seen on NCD!

I saw one of these trains the other day, and photographed it at Nuttman Avenue, but left before the end of the train. I never gave it a thought that it might have DPUs on it. DANG.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

I believe "Hump" is the control point where the Union Belt meets the Piqua Yard trackage on the east side of the yard tower. The two CF&E engines are actually sitting on another track behind that one. As far as I know, Piqua was never anything but a glorified flat switching yard where cars COULD be ...
by Bob Durnell
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

1/8/2010. CF&E power idles in the frigid late afternoon cold at the Hump at Piqua yard.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

8/24/16 in the rain along Old Maumee Road in the summer rain.
by Bob Durnell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

I didn't stop, I just keep forgetting. So much going on during the warmer months. I promise I will make up for it!

3/17/16.
by Bob Durnell
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

In all my years of railfanning, I have only been able to witness a SD80MAC in Allen County on two occasions, and the first time BOTH of my camera batteries were dead! This is the second time, taken in March, and though the conditions and location didn't make for very good photos, I'm still thrilled ...
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

Yes, the freight conversions included a front door.
by Bob Durnell
Sun May 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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

The F40PHs's were cowl carbody units like the SDP40F and the FP40 and FP45s that proceeded it. The Cowl body enclosed the engine compartment and walkways from the outside, but had no structural support purpose, unlike the EMD F and E units where the carbody was part of the frame structure.
by Bob Durnell
Sat May 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44743

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: 120
Views: 44743

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: 120
Views: 44743

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: 3079

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: 3079

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: 120
Views: 44743

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.