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January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:55 pm
by cjberndt
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

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 am
by Notch 8
Anyone know if the weather affected this Presentation ?

Mike

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:18 am
by cjberndt
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 northeast, and west to the Indiana state line. Amazing photos from the 1970s to present.

I'll post our presentations in the future and will also post cancellations and changes in the subject.

Craig

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm
by Wayne Gest
That is a small group, I thought there might be a bigger turnout. If I didn't live a thousand miles away from Fort Wayne now, I would have been there.

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:47 am
by rrnut282
I wanted to go, but alas...

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:15 pm
by cjberndt
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

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:38 pm
by Wayne Gest
I remember enjoying one of your interurban presentations that you had at the Dupont library branch. IIRC, there were a couple of people there who could remember the interurbans, a group that nearly disappeared by now, I imagine.

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:33 am
by Bob Durnell
I wanted to come to this event, but for the second Sunday in a row, I was on snowplow duty for my employer. I spent 7:30AM to 6PM in a plow truck that day.

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm
by Steve Bryan
"I remember enjoying one of your interurban presentations that you had at the Dupont library branch. IIRC, there were a couple of people there who could remember the interurbans, a group that nearly disappeared by now, I imagine."

Charlie Willer did one on the Kingsland Wreck once where we had the daughter there of one of the motormen involved. That was maybe 15-20 years ago now. She was quite old at that time so I assume she is gone too.

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:11 pm
by cjberndt
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 snow. She had something she thought I'd like to see, so I drove to her house SE of Garrett. She had T&C passenger ticket #1 in an 8x10 frame. It's on the cover of my T&C book.

Craig

Re: January 20 - Junctions

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:34 pm
by Wayne Gest
Craig, that would be the one, I really wasn't sure of the year. I do remember it snowing, now that you mention it. I remember going out looking for some of the remaining landmarks that you displayed in your presentation in the days after. I found them, too.