Indiana Railroad Lines

Indiana Railroad Lines

This volume provides the dates of the contraction, purchase, sale, lease and abandonment of the various railroad lines and is complete with charts and maps that provide information on the development and decline of railroads in the state.

Author: Graydon M. Meints

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253223593

Category: Transportation

Page: 402

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Railroads have played a major role in transportation, logistics and development in the state of Indiana. A perfect resource for railroad enthusiasts or students of Indiana history, Indiana Railroad Lines provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the railroad companies that operated in the state between 1838 and 1999 and the counties and towns they served. This volume provides the dates of the contraction, purchase, sale, lease and abandonment of the various railroad lines and is complete with charts and maps that provide information on the development and decline of railroads in the state.
Categories: Transportation

Railroad Depots of Southern Indiana

Railroad Depots of Southern Indiana

Railroad Depots of Southern Indiana takes the reader on a journey through the towns and cities that shape Indiana's railroad lore.

Author: David E. Longest

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738539589

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 365

Did you know that Greene County in Indiana has one of the longest land-crossing railroad trestles in the Midwest? Are you aware that the Southern Railway once used half of the railroad tunnels in the state? Indiana's first railroad, built in Shelbyville, was only a mile long, but in 1847, completion of a major steam railroad from Madison to Indianapolis made the state's capital a center of transportation. Unlike canals, railroads could be built just about anywhere. Southern Indiana's quickly growing network of rail lines was able to haul tons of goods at low cost, and enabled settlers to travel great distances in a single day. Railroad Depots of Southern Indiana takes the reader on a journey through the towns and cities that shape Indiana's railroad lore. Images depict regional rail history from the inner workings of now demolished depots to one of the oldest "short lines" in Indiana. Through more than 200 vintage photographs, author David E. Longest documents locomotives, rail equipment, the moving of stock, depots, rail stations, and freight houses, and finishes with a tour of the rail museums and excursions that still allow tourists and aficionados to "ride the rails."
Categories: History

The Fishing Line

The Fishing Line

The Lomax years, 1849-1866 -- The Edgerton years, 1866-1873 -- The completion to Petoskey, 1869-73 -- The Continental Improvement Company -- The Hughart years, part 1, 1874-1883 -- The Hughart years, part 2, 1884-1895 -- The Pennsylvania ...

Author: Graydon M. Meints

Publisher:

ISBN: 1611863007

Category: History

Page: 242

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With roots in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad was organized in the mid nineteenth century to take advantage of the lucrative logging business of the vast forests of the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and other potential freight traffic. Once built into northern Michigan, it had an important role in developing the region's tourist industry. Using a plethora of newspapers, public documents, and other primary source materials, Meints has crafted an engaging narrative that is easily accessible to the lay reader as well as specialists in railroad and local history.
Categories: History

Railroads of Indiana

Railroads of Indiana

Despite the huge amount of interest in railroads, this is the first complete description and history of the railroads of Indiana from the first line, completed in 1838, up to the present.

Author: Richard S. Simons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040569868

Category: Transportation

Page: 297

View: 682

Despite the huge amount of interest in railroads, this is the first complete description and history of the railroads of Indiana from the first line, completed in 1838, up to the present. Simons and Parker follow Indiana's railroads through five distinct eras - 1830 to 1860, 1860 to 1900, 1900 to 1930, 1930 to 1960, and 1960 to 1996. The broad themes of Indiana railroad history are sketched within the framework of these periods. In addition, there is a brief synopsis of each railroad system, tracing its corporate and physical growth and evolution. A third section is devoted to commonalities among the various railroads, focusing on services, facilities, personalities, and accidents.
Categories: Transportation

Ghost Railroads of Indiana

Ghost Railroads of Indiana

Details the history of railroad closings and their impact on the railroad traffic running from the industrial North and East to the agricultural South and West.

Author: Elmer Griffith Sulzer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253334837

Category: Transportation

Page: 267

View: 603

Details the history of railroad closings and their impact on the railroad traffic running from the industrial North and East to the agricultural South and West.
Categories: Transportation

Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.

Author: William D. Middleton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253027993

Category: Transportation

Page: 1296

View: 814

Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
Categories: Transportation

The Monon Railroad in Southern Indiana

The Monon Railroad in Southern Indiana

This book talks about the industries that created the cities and towns that many Hoosiers called home.

Author: David E. Longest

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738552372

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 108

In the spring of 1847, James Brooks met with six associates in Providence to forever change the face of transportation in Indiana. The New Albany and Salem Rail Road Company was born as a result of this historic meeting. Today this railroad, most often called the Monon, is only a memory of a time when trains streaked across the hills and farmland of southern Indiana. The Monon Railroad in Southern Indiana examines the real purpose of railroads as movers of people and the products they devoted their lives to producing and focuses on areas from New Albany to Bloomington. It identifies the only two counties in Indiana that were a part of the Salem limestone district and gives a glimpse of how the stone was removed from the earth and eventually formed into some of the nation's most beloved buildings and structures. It also takes a look at the history of several lumber-based industries and the famed products that they manufactured. New Albany was once known across America as a key producer of hardwood plywood, used in custom cabinetry, and the Showers Brothers Furniture Company of Bloomington was once the largest manufacturer of furniture in America. This book talks about the industries that created the cities and towns that many Hoosiers called home.
Categories: History

Short History of Railroads Indiana Edition

Short History of Railroads  Indiana Edition

The book includes an extensive listing of train museums in the Hoosier State. traction, railray, electric, museums, accidents, first, train, robbery

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 538

Learn about the first United States train robbery as well the story of Indiana's trains, electric traction railways and accidents. The book includes an extensive listing of train museums in the Hoosier State. traction, railray, electric, museums, accidents, first, train, robbery
Categories: History

Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads

Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State.

Author: Jeffrey Darbee

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253029508

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 447

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis was founded in 1821, early settlers struggled to move people and goods to and from the city, with no water transport nearby and inadequate road systems around the state. But in 1847, the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad connected the new capital city to the Ohio River and kicked off a railroad and transportation boom. Over the next seven decades, the Indiana railroad map expanded in all directions, and Indianapolis became a rail transport hub, dubbing itself the "Railroad City." Though the Pennsylvania and the New York Central Railroads traditionally dominated the Midwest and Northeast and operated the majority of rail routes radiating from Indianapolis, these companies could not have succeeded without the two small railroads that connected them. In the downtown area, the Indianapolis Union Railway was less than 2 miles long, and out at the edge of town the Belt Railroad was only a little over 14 miles. Though small in size, the Union and the Belt had an outsized impact, both on the city's rail network and on the city itself. It played an important role both in maximizing the efficiency and value of the city's railroad freight and passenger services and in helping to shape the urban form of Indianapolis in ways that remain visible today.
Categories: History

Railroad Map of Indiana

Railroad Map of Indiana

Author: Railroad Commission of Indiana

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:247139011

Category: Indiana

Page:

View: 183

Categories: Indiana

Chicago Western Indiana Railroad

Chicago   Western Indiana Railroad

The Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad was a short line running 16 miles from downtown Chicago to Dolton, Illinois, the first suburb south of Chicago, with another line running southeast from Eighty-First Street to the Indiana state line.

Author: Cynthia L. Ogorek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439657195

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 246

The Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad was a short line running 16 miles from downtown Chicago to Dolton, Illinois, the first suburb south of Chicago, with another line running southeast from Eighty-First Street to the Indiana state line. Built in the 1880s, it was owned by five trunk line railroads that used it as an efficient and inexpensive route into downtown Chicago. Like many 19th-century railroads, the C&WI reached its traffic peak in the middle of the 20th century. After World War II, passenger travel and shipping moved to airlines and over-the-road trucking. The need for rail access into downtown Chicago declined, and the C&WI ended its service in 1994.
Categories: Transportation

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

No mere compilation of dry statistics on track closings and running schedules (though they are here too!), this book is full of the life and vigor of Kentucky's economic arteries.

Author: Elmer Griffith Sulzer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253334845

Category: Transportation

Page: 257

View: 995

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky (first published in 1967) and its two sister volumes, Ghost Railroads of Indiana (1970) and Ghost Railroads of Tennessee (1975), provide the authoritative account of the abandoned lines in the railroad heartland east of the Mississippi. No mere compilation of dry statistics on track closings and running schedules (though they are here too!), this book is full of the life and vigor of Kentucky's economic arteries. Professor Sulzer, a consummate storyteller, recounts the human drama surrounding these ghost lines. Even poor Alex Richardson, shamefully lynched on the new railroad bridge over the Kentucky River at West Irvine, has his sad story told.
Categories: Transportation

Monon

Monon

Many railroads served Indiana, but the Monon was Indiana's own. If you wanted to travel from Delphi to Broad Ripple, or from Gosport to Smithville, you took the Monon.

Author: Gary W. Dolzall

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253340837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

View: 371

After almost a quarter of a century, MONON: The Hoosier Line is back in print in a revised second edition featuring an enlarged and updated Epilogue, additional photographs, and a new Afterword by Frank Van Bree, President of the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc.MONON celebrates the history of this magnificent railroad, from itsinception in 1847 as the New Albany & Salem Rail Road and then the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago to its merger in 1970 with the L & N and beyond, with an informative text, 258 black and white illustrations, and a special colour insert, The Monon in Colour, with 17 additional photographs.For several generations Indiana shippers and travellers enjoyed anexcellent network of railroad services, in large part thanks to the Monon Railroad. It was a proud symbol of Hoosier railroading, particularly its elegant trains between Indianapolis and Chicago. Many railroads served Indiana, but the Monon was Indiana's own. If you wanted to travel from Delphi to Broad Ripple, or from Gosport to Smithville, you took the Monon. The self-proclaimed "Hoosier Line" celebrated its heritage by naming its flagship passenger train The Hoosier, featuring Indiana cooking in the dining cars, and offering homespun service.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Studebaker and the Railroads Volume 2

Studebaker and the Railroads   Volume 2

Studebaker lovers and railfans will equally enjoy the stories and facts reported.Divided into two volumes, Studebaker and the Railroads comprises over four hundred fifty pages and contains over three hundred fifty photographs, drawings, ...

Author: Jan Young

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557093830

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 201

View: 186

Studebaker and the Railroads is a history of the Studebaker Corporation and of the railroads that served it in and around the city of South Bend, Indiana. Both Studebaker and the railroads of northern Indiana have extensive and dramatic histories and there are many connections between the two. Studebaker lovers and railfans will equally enjoy the stories and facts reported.Divided into two volumes, Studebaker and the Railroads comprises over four hundred fifty pages and contains over three hundred fifty photographs, drawings, maps and diagrams.Volume 1 covers the Studebaker and the steam railroads that once decorated South Bend. Volume 2 covers the extensive electric railroad history of the area and includes a history of Studebaker's private in-plant railroad, the Chicago & South Bend, together with additional topics linking Studebaker and railroading. Both volumes feature detailed indexes. Volume 2 includes an extensive bibliography, numerous maps, and corporate history charts.
Categories: Automobile industry and trade

The Rise Fall of the Southern Indiana Railroad and It s sic Founder John R Walsh

The Rise   Fall of the Southern Indiana Railroad and It s  sic  Founder John R  Walsh

No Mercy retells one man's exploits in a time of sorrow and confusion.

Author: Ron Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1425946232

Category: Transportation

Page: 250

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No Mercy retells one man's exploits in a time of sorrow and confusion. Carel Stilth a one man killing machine, struggles to survive in a war torn Kansas landscape. The former Soviet Union has been reborn and now they rule the remains of the once great American nation. The horrors of war have returned and with a vengeance.
Categories: Transportation