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by cjberndt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Bird's Eye View South Whitley Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Bird's Eye View South Whitley Indiana

This is looking east at a local freight on the NKP. SY tower is at the junction. The Vandalia (Eel River) depot is at right, and NKP's depot is partly visible in the trees on the right side of the track past the diamond. SR-5 runs left (north) to right (south) behind the tower. Go there and try to f...
by cjberndt
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NYC M-497 Jet Train Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 2509

NYC M-497 Jet Train Presentation

This presentation will be at the National Automotive & Truck Museum (NATMUS), behind the ACD Museum on S. Wayne St., Auburn. Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. It's free and open to the public. It has been 52½ years since M-497 set the still-standing rail speed record in the U.S., 183.85 MPH. It actually...
by cjberndt
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 39
Views: 14976

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

In the media section, open this document and read pages 3 and 4 for the history of the LE&FW: http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4118 Somehow the document was entered about 5 times, but you can find pages 3 and 4. The photo below was looking west on PRR from an Alco PA in 1949. ...
by cjberndt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Saint Joseph Valley Railway
Replies: 44
Views: 33621

Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

The June 1916 annual report listed 5 boxcars, 8 flatcars and a caboose. The Official Railway Equipment Register of June 1917 said that they were eligible for use in interchange service and provided instructions to route them to home rails at LaGrange or Angola. That year, SJV also had 3 coaches, 1 c...
by cjberndt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Saint Joseph Valley Railway
Replies: 44
Views: 33621

Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

An undated photo looking southeast at the SJV Ry. in Orland with SJV boxcars #2021 and 2025 , and Kanawha and Michigan coal hopper #5196. Note that the K&M hopper has "and" in the name and not "&". K&M was a West Virginia coal road that was eventually part of LS&MS. Most of the SJV was demolished 10...
by cjberndt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Re: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne

The number in an address is not related to whether the property is in a particular community or in a rural area. Meyer Rd. is a perfect example: depending on your location you may be in Ft. Wayne, New Haven or Allen Co., but the numeric addresses are linear as you go down the road. Addresses in rece...
by cjberndt
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 39
Views: 14976

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

As to GE's land west of the St. Mary's River: Meadow St. and the lots south of Meadow (north of Taylor) were platted 10-14-1891 as Part of Swinney's Outlots in.....(long name). They were originally part of Swinney's Outlot 5. North of Meadow St. was Swinney's Outlot 6, which was not replatted into s...
by cjberndt
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 39
Views: 14976

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

During Eel River RR research I found many parcels of land owned by railroads that were never built near those parcels. For example, IP&C's line ran from Indy to Michigan City, and it owned tracts 70 miles away in DeKalb County. Furthermore, the tracks it owned in DeKalb were scattered, and not conti...
by cjberndt
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 3420

Re: Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16

Bunge 103 was scrapped in 2008. It was partially dismembered one day when I drove past, but I didn't have my camera. After it broke they used NS 5339 until ILSX 9 arrived.

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Re: NS 1801 SD70ACC at East Wayne

Cool paint scheme. Will NS paint any more of them like this?

East Wayne is in the City of New Haven, west to Meyer Rd., which is the dividing line between New Haven and Ft. Wayne.

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 3420

Bunge Waterloo Nov. 16

ILSX-9 was pushing a string of hoppers under the loader while UP 4204 stood at the end of a long string of hoppers.

Craig
by cjberndt
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Re: Nickel Plate Road's last steamer

Not a builder's photo: too shiny, no construction number plate near the rail, and, most importantly, a power pole in the middle of the tender.

It was really dolled-up. For what, and where?

Craig
by cjberndt
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 3752

Changes in Northeast Indiana in or about 1918

Which railroads began or terminated operations in Indiana in 1918? Operations ended on the Cincinnati, Findlay & Ft. Wayne Railway in 1918 (formerly the Findlay, Ft. Wayne & Western) between Ft. Wayne, IN, and Findlay, OH. Operations ended on the St. Joseph Valley Railway and the St. Joseph Valley T...
by cjberndt
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Amtrak at Waterloo
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

Amtrak at Waterloo

This is the first time I've seen Amtrak trains in Waterloo, and there were two in 10 minutes. Both were westbound on the eastbound main, but switched to the WB main west of the shelter.

Craig
by cjberndt
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Other States Talk
Topic: Nickel Plate Road No. 167 K-1b at Hoopeston Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Re: Nickel Plate Road No. 167 K-1b at Hoopeston Illinois

Bloomington, IN, or IL. ??

Craig