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Crown Battery helps power locomotive restoration project

By | Project 358

Vintage locomotive will be used as teaching tool, mobile classroom

NEW HAVEN, INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) is pleased to announce that Crown Battery Systems of Fort Wayne, Indiana has become a corporate sponsor and donor to the Project 358, the restoration of a vintage diesel locomotive originally built for the Nickel Plate Road in 1957. Crown Battery’s donation includes batteries and critical electrical components needed to finish the rebuild. Read More

Headwaters Junction secures purchase agreement for riverfront right-of-way

By | Headwaters Junction

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Non-profit organization and potential riverfront developer Headwaters Junction, Inc. has finalized a purchase agreement with railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp for one mile of historic railroad right-of-way along Fort Wayne’s growing riverfront district. Unoccupied since 2006, plans call for the right-of-way to be utilized for the proposed attraction’s tourist train operations and connect the riverfront to other area attractions. The line was originally built in the 1860’s. Read More