Author Topic: May 21, 1949 Anderson IN Chaining  (Read 700 times)

rogerhensley

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May 21, 1949 Anderson IN Chaining
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:53:03 AM »
One of the latest drawings taken in by the Madison County History Center. Its big, so look it over carefully,

May 21, 1949
Anderson IN Chaining & Mileposts Map (not to scale)



A chain is a unit of length; it measures 66 feet or 22 yards or 100 links[1] (20.1168 m). There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile.
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Re: May 21, 1949 Anderson IN Chaining
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 06:46:34 AM »
Neat graphic. 

But an obvious follow-up question . . . . I see a South Anderson Yard complex on the map.  Was there ever a North Anderson Yard (either planned or ever built)?  Or was the facility merely labeled as a train yard that happened to be in South Anderson?

I ask partly because the term "yards" is plural.

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Re: May 21, 1949 Anderson IN Chaining
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 06:30:23 AM »
At one time there was a small yard along John Street at 6th and 7th. It too, was the CCC&StL (Big Four) but it was closed around the turn of the last Century and consolidated with South Anderson Yard.


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Re: May 21, 1949 Anderson IN Chaining
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 01:31:28 PM »
The whole "North Anderson" versus "South Anderson" comes about because at one point they were two distinct villages, and the yard was built in the South one...

Interesting map--I want to know if anyone has any pictures of "CI Tower" or "Belt Crossing" towers!
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