Pennsylvania Railroad

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by RDJ » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:17 pm

Last weekend I purchased Pennsylvania railroad time table No.6 dated 1946.

What I found interesting is the run time from Fort Wayne to Chicago.
Train No.79 two hours and thirty two minutes. (See attached)
Train No.89 two hours and forty minutes, with scheduled stops at Warsaw, Plymouth and Valparaiso. (See attached)

Would it have been great driving on US30 pacing one of these trains?

I did some research but couldn't find the cost to take one of these trains.
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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by Bob Durnell » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:38 am

The 1956 schedule I found showed about 2:20 for the Broadway, and 20 minutes of that was just between Englewood and Union Station. That's picking them up and putting them down!
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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by Notch 8 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:56 am

Since you're discussing the Pennsylvania Railroad.. just scanned these 2 B&W unmarked prints and here is what scanned.. The Detroit Arrow !
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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by Steve Bryan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:34 am

Interesting thing about the Detroit Arrow. it was Pennsy from Chicago to Fort Wayne and Wabash from Fort Wayne to Detroit, changing engines and railroads in Fort Wayne. Even with that, it was the fastest route between the two terminal cities.

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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by cjberndt » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am

It was the Chicago Arrow westbound and Detroit Arrow eastbound.

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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by rrnut282 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:20 pm

It was faster than the Michigan Central?
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Re: Pennsylvania Railroad

Post by rrnut282 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 pm

RDJ wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:17 pm
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Would it have been great driving on US30 pacing one of these trains?

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I doubt it. In 1946, US30 was using dis-jointed local roads (like Washington Center Road West of Hillegas). Only a few were close to the tracks like the 4-lane highway we have today. Most trains would in all likelyhood, leave your car in the dust. The trains would not have the same speed limit through the many towns as your car. Best bet would be to sit and let the trains fly by.

Now, if we had the same road in 1946, oh yeah.
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