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by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 3837

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

It was the Chicago Arrow westbound and Detroit Arrow eastbound.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 120
Views: 44843

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

Are they moved dead or under power? If they were moved dead, are there speed or other restrictions?

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

The question is whether LE&W was in the city in 1920. The city gifted 20 acres off the west side of what is now Lawton Park to the Ft. Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw, provided it built its depots and shops on the land. This land is bounded generally by 4th St., Calhoun, the former Girl Scouts land and Cli...
by cjberndt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fort Wayne IN 1920
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Re: Fort Wayne IN 1920

Not all seven of those steam railroads were physically in Ft. Wayne in 1920. Here is the list that served Ft. Wayne in 1920, with the owners and operators: Cincinnati, Richmond & Ft. Wayne, controlled by PRR and operated by GR&I (terminated at Adams Jct., outside Ft. Wayne) Ft. Wayne & Jackson, oper...
by cjberndt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something to ponder
Replies: 1
Views: 2277

Re: Something to ponder

These map segments show the GR&I from just north of US-6 to Rush St. It was drawn in 1919 and updated to 1977. I don't have anything further south, or any NYC maps.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 5975

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Wayne: I made a Toledo & Chicago Interurban presentation at Dupont library in 2007 or earlier. It snowed a lot that day and the library asked if we should cancel, but we didn't and a lot of people showed up. A woman called me the next day and said she wanted to attend but didn't want to drive in the...
by cjberndt
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 5975

Re: January 20 - Junctions

A few years ago I made 10 presentations per year. I now make 2-3 per year; sometimes less.

My instinct is that people want it to be on flickr, YouTube or another venue where they don't have to leave the house.

Craig
by cjberndt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 5975

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Walt made the presentation to eight people, a rather small group. This was his 3rd or 4th junction presentation, and all have been excellent. His knowledge of junctions and interlockings is exceptional. This presentation was northwest Ohio, from Marion and Bucyrus in the southeast to Toledo in the n...
by cjberndt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Warren, IN, March 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 3035

Warren, IN, March 2018

The build date of this new looking covered hopper is June 1981. It was in a string of TKEN covered hoppers at Warren in March 2018.

TKEN is Tennken Railroad Co., part of the West Tennessee Rail Group. Far from home. Apparently DJJ/Nucor owns the company.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Buck Lake Ranch Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

Buck Lake Ranch Railroad

I didn't know that the Cypress Gulch Railroad operated at Buck Lake Ranch. Was it 2' gauge? Those are mighty big hills for Steuben Co.

Anyone know the history?

Craig
by cjberndt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: January 20 - Junctions
Replies: 10
Views: 5975

January 20 - Junctions

Jan. 20, 2:00 p.m., Baker St. PRR Station, Ft. Wayne. Free and open to the public. Walt Mattes will present another part of his decades-long research into the railroad junctions of the greater Indiana-Ohio-Michigan area, with terrific photos of towers, diamonds, signals and related structures. Craig
by cjberndt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 5574

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

It appears that NKP had guard shacks at all downtown crossings in Ft. Wayne. This photo shows one south of Superior & Clinton, and they were at Clay, Calhoun and Harrison as well.

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 12
Views: 5574

Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

This photo isn't dated but was taken when work began on the NKP elevation in 1953, looking north on Fulton St. at the Pearl St. intersection, at the NW corner of what is now Henry's.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NYC M-497 Jet Train Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Re: NYC M-497 Jet Train Presentation

It was converted back to RDC-3 M-497 at Beech Grove shops in Indy, and the turbines were made into a snow blower. It was retired in 1976 and scrapped in 1984. After it was returned to service, it could be identified by the steel plates that were welded on the radiator air intakes, visible below, aft...
by cjberndt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Bird's Eye View South Whitley Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Re: Bird's Eye View South Whitley Indiana

I forgot to mention that the photo was taken in 1911. Someone made a photo inventory of the town.

Craig