Wabash 4th District

Find an old ROW or want to know what the name of that one tower along the EL was? Post any historical questions or comments here. Open to any era from around the Ft Wayne area. Interurbans welcome!

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Wabash 4th District

Post by Notch 8 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:23 pm

What type of signal system was employed on the 4th district, was a block system used ? is there anyone on the board that was ever on NW or NS or Wabash ? did this line have direct access to the AM General Plant ?
I remember seeing frames go one way and mail Jeeps going the other !

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Post by Eric in St Joe » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:14 pm

I think the line was manual blocked. The only signals were at passing sidings and at crossing points like Steubenville, Wolcotville, New paris, ectect.
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Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:38 pm

ERIC, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE WABASH, BUT I WORKED WOLCOTTVILLE, AND IT WAS NOT MANUAL BLOCK. YOU HAD TO GET DISPATCHER PERMISSION TO LINE SIGNALS, AND MAYBE HAND ON TRAIN ORDERS. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT TRACK SPEED THROUGH THE INTERLOCKING WAS 60 MPH. THEY DID HAVE A RACK FOR TRAIN ORDERS, WHICH THE PRR HAD VERY FEW OF. THE EASTBOUNDS THREW OFF TRAIN CONSISTS THAT HAD TO BE TELEPHONED TO MONTPELIER.

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