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Muncie - Calvert St rails
« on: May 19, 2005, 08:48:27 AM »
Anybody know if the old streetcar tracks in Calvert St just south of the Village are still there?

Here's a photo of them that I took back in '98.
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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005, 01:32:15 PM »
I haven't been over there is awhile, but I am sure they are.  Muncie doesn't like to spend money on that stuff.

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 10:52:48 PM »
speaking of, the city finally removed the old PRR's Matthew Branch trackage from Macedonia just south of SR 32 and north of the NKP/NS tracks.  This segment ran in the middle of the short section of street, with road on both sides.  Don't know for sure, but I think they removed the rail and paved it over.

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 01:58:29 AM »
I was over there visiting my niece a few months ago(she's a student at BSU), and they're still there.  So is The Village Green (independent record store)!
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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 07:19:37 PM »

I don't spend *all* my money on model trains--I buy music too!


I would comment, but.....

Village Green...  Can I say why?

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 10:13:43 PM »
I've looked on Google Street view but can't seem to find the track section. If there are more details, we might have luck.

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 01:24:42 AM »
I've looked on Google Street view but can't seem to find the track section. If there are more details, we might have luck.
It is/was in the middle of the Calvert Street/North Street intersection.
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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 12:25:34 AM »
Thanks Nathan.

The rails were still there when the Google Street View car went past.



Is there anywhere I could find some history of the Muncie system? I'm an Australian interurban and streetcar fan, and am fascinated with the interurban and streetcar systems of the Midwest.

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 03:02:48 PM »
that small section of track is still there along with a few smaller sections that pop up here and there.  I was actually fortunate enough to get a 6' section of this when Muncie was doing some street work earlier this year, at least i think thats what it is, the rail is much smaller than all of the NS & CSX track intown

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Re: Muncie - Calvert St rails
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 01:21:53 PM »
I drove through there yesterday and they are still there

I lived 201 N. Calvert in the early 1990's

The streets seem to be in bad shape