NYC Warsaw Indiana Depot

rhensley_anderson Jun 20, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    The passenger train was taken off in April of 1950 and I began work in August of 1950. Every building in both photos were gone by 1950. The siding in the first photo was gone and the freight house in the second including the water spout was gone. The two main tracks were the PRR high iron from the windy city to Ft. Wayne and points east. The loco photo is a 4-4-0, 7092, Built 4/89. - Maurice

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    Here is a good photo of the Warsaw depot courtesy of Rob Blackford who said, "I can not remember where I ran across this, but it is the best picture I have found to compare to modern day landmarks. I still refer to your website for the best historical info for the now NS Marion Branch."
    Photo courtesy of Rob Blackford.

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  2. fitz

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    Thanks again, Roger and Maurice for more history.
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Is it the Big Four that owned the station in the photo Rob Blackford provided? I'm guessing that this is the same station seen here, but we're looking in the opposite direction in the photo and long after the open air waiting area had been removed? [Courtesy https://digital.library.in.gov]

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  4. acptulsa

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    Looks to me like the same station, same direction, about the same time as the first photo.
     
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  5. Point353

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  6. rhensley_anderson

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    No progress I am aware of. And the station photos are from the same angle, but without the covered waiting area.
     
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  7. Point353

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    Following is a video from the Conrail era showing an Elkhart to Ft. Wayne freight passing through Warsaw. Note the locos on both ends.
    It begins with some street running on the ex-Big Four line and then, from about the former site of the depot, shows the train heading south across the diamond with the ex-PRR line. The train then reverses direction, traverses a connecting track between the two lines and heads east on the ex-PRR line to Ft. Wayne.

     
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  8. gmorider

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    Very interesting pics! Thanks.
     
  9. Doug Gosha

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    So, the depot was in the Northeast area of the diamond?

    Doug
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    Ah, I see it now. (y)
     
  11. Doug Gosha

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    It took me a while, too. The differences are the open air covered area is gone and it appears that
    the large wood-frame building in the background is too. A brick building has been constructed nearer.

    Doug
     
  12. Hardcoaler

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    The large open-air waiting area is an interesting choice for a station in northern Indiana. Probably not a very popular place to be in wintertime. I wonder if there was some sort of summer tourist draw nearby like an amusement park or lake?
     
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  13. Doug Gosha

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    Yeah, I doubt there were many people who walked out to that open air waiting area in the wintertime, brushed away the snow on one of the benches, and sat down to wait for a train.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  14. LEW

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    It was in the northwest corner .You are looking north and the shelter on the south end of the depot has been cut off .The freight house on the right ,first photo ,third photo was gone by the late 20 , 30 .The building on the left sold all kind of boxed cereal. LEW
     
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  15. Doug Gosha

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    OK, thanks LEW. I thought we were looking east.

    Doug
     

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