Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

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Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Post by cjberndt » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Looking west and east on the FW&J in Polk St. on Ft. Wayne's west side, sometime near 1960.

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Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Post by Bob Durnell » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:46 am

Interesting that it didn't look that much different when the tore it up decades later. If Headwater junction happens and it gets put back in, it will probably look better than it EVER did when it was an actual railroad.
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Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:27 pm

Still waiting on Victor's book on the Ft. Wayne & Jackson..

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Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Post by Wayne Gest » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:40 pm

If you look at Google at the street, it doesn't really look a whole lot different now.

https://goo.gl/maps/d8nGqf9rFmm

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Re: Ft. Wayne & Jackson South End c.1960

Post by Notch 8 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Back when they ripped this out I was at Applied Metals in Fort Wayne where Polk & St Marys intersect and mp 2 was laying on the ground.. I gave it a good home still attached to the post that it was mounted to.. shady neighborhood !

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