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ScottFlood

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Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:43:26 PM »
Aerial view of the junction between the Monon and the Big Four in Greencastle. Taken today.

Oh, by the way ... shot from the window of a Ford Trimotor.  ;D

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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 09:44:42 PM »
Who’s tri-motor?


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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 09:59:41 PM »
It was out of Port Clinton, Ohio ... doing a tour for the EAA.

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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 10:49:18 PM »
It was out of Port Clinton, Ohio ... doing a tour for the EAA.

I'm guessing it's one of those planes that used to fly (and maybe still does) from Port Clinton to Middle Bass Island or Kelley's Island...  Somewhere in my fuzzy memory, I was thinking that in addition to Trimotors, they also used some DC3s....

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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 12:11:37 AM »
That tri motor comes to Elkhart every couple years for flying trips.  Pretty cool to see


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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 01:40:13 AM »
That's the model of aircraft Arthur Godfrey used to talk about flying around in back in his days on radio, and later, television.

Now I suppose I'll be deafened by all the "who is Arthur Godfrey" questions.

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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 03:25:23 AM »
That's the model of aircraft Arthur Godfrey used to talk about flying around in back in his days on radio, and later, television.

Now I suppose I'll be deafened by all the "who is Arthur Godfrey" questions.
Always loved it when school was out and I could watch his morning show, if I remember correctly I believe he was on CBS.  To me he was kind of a folksy guy, did interviews , would play the ukulele ,was redheaded complete with a few freckles. I watched him on our b&w television set. I had forgotten about that particular aircraft.
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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 06:28:15 AM »
Cool!  Just like Google Earth only with a motor.   ;)
Should have gone low and paced a train!
Back in the 70's & early 80's, our cousin, who was a cropduster, would see us out in the field and fly real low, sneaking up from behind, and scare the crap out of us.  Keep in mind your running a potato harvester with no cab on the tractor and always listening for a different noise or a pop or bang from it & ready to shut it down IMMEDIATELY. 
One day I was watching him spray here at the farm and I swear he intentionally waited for this train to get in the right spot for him to fly low next to it coming up from behind. Had to scare the crew and very possible his brother-in-law was at the throttle.  ;D

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Re: Greencastle -- Big Four/Monon junction
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 01:18:57 PM »
Long ago, I knew an old conductor who also was a licensed pilot and had his own plane.  One day, while out flying, he thought he'd buzz his buddies on a train.  He went in pretty low and the updraft caught him and he had one of those moments that he wasn't sure he was going to survive.  He said he NEVER did that again.