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Fort Wayne, Indiana
The following 6 photos were taken by Sam Bertels and were supplied
by Bob Bunting.
Adams Tower (JPG,
86kb) - It's Christmas Day 1969 and an Alco Century 630 leads
a westbound freight through Adams. This was taken from the tower
and the 2 signals above the locomotives are for the GR&I from Decatur,
Indiana which joined the mainline here.
Baker St. Station (JPG, 83kb)
- On March 31, 1969 a pair of Penn Central F-units lead a westbound freight
past the Baker Street Station on the "freight main". Today, both
of these tracks are gone.
Baker St. Station (JPG, 73kb)
- It's crew change time for a westbound Pennsylvania passenger train at
the depot. Date unknown.
Mike Tower (JPG, 61kb) - Looking
east from the tower as a quartet of Pennsylvania F-units pull a westbound
through the interlocking plant. Date unknown.
Mike Tower (JPG, 89kb) - From
the former Gay St. bridge this is facing west as an eastbound Penn Central
train roars by with several E-units. Date unknown.
Piqua Yard (JPG, 79kb) - 3
Penn Central F-units line up for the camera at the roundhouse turntable
on October 7, 1972.
These photos are from the Bob Bunting collection. Photographer
information is indicated when known.
E unit near Linker (JPG, 47kb)
- This looks like an eastbound at Linker. Photographer: Herb Harnish
through Art Copy. Mike Tower (JPG, 94kb) - It's
January 1980 and an eastbound N&W led by C30-7 #8060 crosses the Conrail
Fort Wayne Line diamonds.
Piqua Yard Roundhouse/Gay St. (JPG,
95kb) - Looking east at the Piqua Yd. roundhouse from the long-gone
Gay St. bridge on October 1979 as GP38-2 #8170 and ex-Penn Central SD45
#6113 pull a westbound down the Fort Wayne Line. A blue switcher
sits alone outside the roundhouse. Today this area is pretty unrecognizable
from this photo.
Piqua Yard - F units (JPG, 23kb)
- A couple of Pennsy F units near Piqua Yard. Photographer:
Herb Harnish through Art Copy. Piqua Yard - F units near the hump
(JPG, 67kb) - A perfect A-B-A set pauses just east of the Piqua Yard
hump. Just think how many different types of locomotives that tower
has seen roll by in its lifetime. Photographer: Herb Harnish
through Art Copy. Piqua Yard Hump Engine - (JPG,
52kb) - This is the center cab Lima-Hamilton engine that operated the
Piqua Yard hump during the mid-1950s. Photographer: Herb
Harnish through Art Copy. Eastbound passenger train?
(JPG, 71kb) - Not much information came with this photo, but this passenger
train is passing by possibly the Piqua Yard roundhouse. The Wabash
locomotive at the roundhouse adds some confusion. Photographer:
Herb Harnish through Art Copy. Passenger train (JPG, 63kb)
- Not sure where this was taken, but it possibly might be somewhere east
of Piqua Yard. Photographer: Herb Harnish through Art Copy.
The following photos were taken by Bob Bunting in Fort Wayne
These five pictures were taken in Fort Wayne by Terry Miliczky.
Meyer Rd. (JPG 57kb)
- A signal bridge stood just east of Meyer Rd. on the Fort Wayne Line.
An eastbound Penn Central train leaves Piqua Yard passing underneath it
on July 15, 1974.
Meyer Rd. (JPG 64kb)
- The end of the same train. The building on the right was for the
crews working the east end of the eastbound departure yard, which by this
time was relegated to storing cars.
Mike Tower (JPG, 53kb) -
Looking east at Mike Tower in early 1989.
Norfolk & Western CTC Board
(JPG, 65kb) - "Wabash Side" CTC board, taken Nov 1981.
This board covered territory between Peru IN and Detroit MI. Dispatcher
is standing behind board reading print out tape of one of the servo detectors
(before the age of defect detector "Talkies")
Triple Crown Yard (JPG,
28 kb) - The yard is under construction in this photo. 1992?
These three pictures were taken of Amtrak's Capitol Limited at the
Baker St. station in January 1985 by Mario Lopez.
The following 5 photos are of the remnants of two Pennsylvania Railroad
water wells that were apparently used to bring water into Fort Wayne at
one time. The first 3 photos are of the remnants located next to
the Bass Rd. crossing. The last 2 photos are of the remnants located
about 1/8 mile west on the right of way alongside Yellow River Rd.
All photos taken in April 2002. From Bob Durnell.
The following photos were taken by Bob Durnell around Fort Wayne.
Abandoned GR&I (JPG, 75kb)
- Looking north on the ex-Conrail GR&I just north of Park interlocking
in December 1996.
Abandoned GR&I (JPG,
92kb) - Looking south along the GR&I near the old Wayne Feed Mill
in December 1996. The mill is visible on the extreme left. Both the
mill and all of these tracks in this photo are gone today.
BNSF 9951 Leads Coal Train (JPG,
90kb) - Looking east down the Chicago District as a westbound coal
train approaches with a pair of BNSF SD70MACs. This was taken in
October 1999 from behind the OmniSource plant.
Junction connector & Hadley cutoff construction
project The following 6 photos are of the Hadley Cutoff/Junction
Loop project that was constructed between 1998 and 1999. The purpose
of this project was to route the New Castle District trains off of Jefferson
Blvd. See the Norfolk Southern Reroute
page for more info on this project. Photos 1 through 4 were taken
at Junction and photos 5 through 10 were taken at the Hadley Cutoff.
photo 1 (JPG, 56kb)
- looking southeast towards the GE plant before the rail was placed.
photo 2 (JPG, 61kb)
- looking north from Taylor St. This switch was temporarily placed
until the new loop track was put in service permanently. May 1999.
photo 3 (JPG, 66kb)
- looking east at the Junction diamond. This used to be where the
TWC (Track Warrant Control) ended and the signaled portion to Mike started.
photo 4 (JPG, 81kb) - looking
south, the diamond has been removed at Junction, as well as the New Castle
District rails. The whistle sign for the Taylor St. crossing stands
alone. Sept. 1999.
photo 5 (JPG, 72kb) - looking
east at the new connecting loop track. The old GE power plant is
in the distance. Note the old northbound signal on the former right
of way still stands. Sept.1999.
photo 6 (JPG, 78kb) - looking
north towards Jefferson Blvd., the New Castle District rails have been
recently removed. This right of way today is an access road used
for crew changes. Sept.1999.
photo 7 (JPG, 87kb)
- Looking west along the CSX Fort Wayne Secondary, this is the present-day
location of the Sand interlocking just east of the I-69 overpass. This
was taken in July 1998 and the new cutoff project was just getting underway.
The following photos were taken by Matt Rushcamp around Fort
Piqua Yard (JPG, 42kb) - Looking
west down the mainline towards PIQ, Conrail 3327 and 3359 idle next to
each other. The 3327 might be ELFW. Taken in February 1993.
Piqua Yard (JPG, 45kb) -
Two Conrail GE units pose in front of the Fort Wayne skyline on March 6,
1994. A Triple Crown train can be seen in the distance.
Piqua Yard (JPG, 50kb) -
Conrail 7633 and 3333 do a little switching near the hump in the early
Piqua Yard (JPG, 37kb) -
A 1991 view of the west end of the yard before Triple Crown was built.
Just look at all of those cars.
Piqua Yard (JPG, 41kb) -
On April 26, 1991 these westbound light engines are returning to Piqua
Yard. The GP38-2 behind is lashed up to a long string of grain cars.
Mike Interlocking (JPG, 61kb)
- At Mike we are looking east down the Conrail main. The signal bridge
in the distance will soon be coming out as will the diamonds across the
Norfolk Southern main. Taken in the early 1990s.
Mike Interlocking (JPG, 50kb)
- Looking west at Mike down the NS Huntington District in 1991. Note
the former westbound main on the Conrail is still intact and that the NS
still only has mainline signaling in one direction.
Arcola, Indiana (JPG,
76kb) - A view of the Pennsylvania Railroad depot and one-time tower
at Arcola, Indiana. This is a postcard photo that was postmarked
1916. From Tim Kneller collection. Arcola, Indiana (JPG, 79kb)
- Conrail FWEL runs westbound through Arcola in this October 1994 shot.
(JPG, 66kb) - In August 1975 a crossing watchman protects the Erie
Lackawanna Market St. crossing. From Victor Baird. Huntington, Indiana
(JPG, 69kb) - Taken the same day as the above photo, 3 Erie Lackawanna
E units pull an eastbound train out of Huntington past the depot.
This entire scene is virtually unrecognizable today. From Victor
Laketon, Indiana (JPG, 70kb)
- An Erie Lackawanna caboose brings up the rear of a train passing through
Laketon in August 1975. Just try to find this spot today! From
Laotto, Indiana (JPG, 69kb)
- This is where the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad crossed the Wabash
Railroad's "Eel River Line" between Logansport and Butler. This is
most likely facing west on the Wabash. Date unknown. From
Victor Baird collection.
Milford Junction, Indiana
(JPG, 81kb) - This cool photo was taken sometime in the 1950s by Harry
Zillmer. An eastbound B&O freight train is about to bang
over the Big Four diamonds and pass "JU" tower in Milford. Other
than the absence of the tower, Milford looks much the same today as in
this photo. Note the smoke stains on the bridge. From Terry
Monroeville, Indiana (JPG,
56kb) - A picture of the former Pennsy depot in Monroeville, Indiana
taken in the early 1980s. This is facing southwest. From
Newton, Indiana (JPG, 71kb)
- Newton Tower (WN) was located in Wabash County about a mile east of Laketon,
Indiana and is where the Erie Lackawanna crossed the Pennsylvania Railroad's
Butler to Logansport line at grade. This photo was taken in 1974
or 1975 and is looking northeast on the Pennsy at the tower, which had
already closed by this point in time. From Kim Heusel. Newton, Indiana (JPG, 31 kb)
- An eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight passes by Newton Tower. Date
unknown. From Kim Heusel.
North Judson, Indiana
(JPG, 83kb) - A westbound Pennsy freight train hammers over the Erie
diamonds with a unit hopper train. Date unknown. Photographer:
Herb Harnish through Bob Bunting and Art Copy. North Judson, Indiana (JPG,
65kb) - An eastbound Pennsy crosses over to the eastbound track and
approaches the New York Central Kankakee Belt diamond. Is that fellow
a railfan? What an amazing place North Judson must have been. Photographer
Herb Harnish through Bob Bunting and Art Copy.
Payne, Ohio (JPG, 62kb)
- NW 8519 does a little switching at the grain elevator in town in the
mid 1980s. From Bob Bunting.
Peru, Indiana (JPG, 44 kb)
- CW Tower in Peru protected the C&O and Wabash crossing. This
wooden tower is long gone today. Date unknown. From Terry
Rochester, Indiana (JPG,
75kb) - Indiana Hi Rail power sits at the south end of town on the
ex-NKP line in February 1996. From Michael Schwiebert. Rochester, Indiana (JPG,
79kb) - Indiana Hi Rail's ex-NS GP40 is parked at the grain elevator
near US31 on the ex-EL trackage in February 1996.. From Michael
Sturgis, Michigan (JPG, 35kb)
- Looking east from Sturgis tower down the New York Central "Old Road."
In the distance you can see the freight house on the right and the passenger
depot on the left. 1971. From Victor Baird. Sturgis, Michigan (JPG, 82kb)
-Penn Central GP-7 #5688 and a former New Haven caboose, March
1972. From Victor Baird.
Van Wert, Ohio (JPG, 66 kb)
- Posing for a photo in old fashioned style on CR 5833, this was the last
run on the ex-Cincinnati Northern trackage on March 31, 1977 from Van Wert
to North Paulding, Ohio. This is at the Van Wert engine house. From
Wortman collection, photo by H. Marshall. Van Wert, Ohio (JPG, 14kb)
- Another photo of the above in color. From Willie Wortman collection,
photo by H. Marshall.
Warsaw, Indiana (JPG,
95kb) - This is the Penn Central, and later, Conrail tower that stood
at the southeast corner of the Warsaw diamonds. In this August 1975
view we are facing southeast at the tower. From Victor Baird.