Rail park proposal only on-time submission for North River property

(Photo Supplied/Headwaters Junction)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): You can’t win if you don’t show up, and when it comes to proposals for the North River property near Science Central in downtown Fort Wayne, only one developer got their proposal in on time.

According to the News-Sentinel, the Continental Property Group’s proposal for Headwaters Junction, which includes an event center, the complete restoration of the Nickel Plate Locomotive No. 765, and a train connection to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, was the only one submitted on time for the city-owned land.

That’s doesn’t mean it’s a sure thing, however, as the City will still evaluate the proposal and choose whether or not to go with it.

The City bought the 29-acre parcel north of the St. Marys River, formerly a scrap yard, for $4.63-million last year. Indiana University Health was one of the four entities that had expressed interest in the property.


  1. A rail park at headwaters would be super cool. Look at the realty. 765 is in excursion service so there has to be tracks so the locomotive can come and go. Those tracks (New York Central) were removed years ago. Also railroad museums are horribly expensive and it is difficult to keep people coming back year after year. Look at steamtown in Scranton, PA. Great museum, national park, and they have problems. Just beware


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