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B&O over Eagle Creek
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:55:54 PM »
I got the itch to go see about photographing some more abandoned remnants again, i think i found a new hobby. For now it seems like this area is used by the city public works to operate their gates up and down the levee system.

It sure was neat to see the abutment and peir. What time period did they stack limestone blocks? It looks like this was another iron truss bridge. All pictures were taken from the east bank looking west with the exception of the last photo looking east from the bridge.
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 09:29:28 AM »
If I recall, CSX removed both sections of that bridge and sent it east for a "project". That was back in 1993 or 1994 I think.

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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 01:41:20 PM »
interesting. i can picture a steamer rolling across that bridge.

I picked up an old photo off ebay of a B&O steamer. Would it be likely this big boy would have crossed this bridge back in its day?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380640715552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 10:50:50 PM »
Nice pics double, I've always wanted to check this one out myself.

Here is a shot of the final train to cross the bridge in 10/92. Credit goes to Flickr user dominicmorrone.
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
oh cool! thanks for posting that. I really wanted to see what that bridge looked like.
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 11:38:23 PM »
I was really happy to stumble across that photo, or any from this line for that matter.
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 07:47:06 AM »
Type in "B&O West of Indy" in the search block in the upper right.  There's a thread which includes links to a couple of videos taken from the caboose of a westbound freight heading out of Indy.  I don't remember who the videographer was but he was a track supervisor, I think

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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 08:51:23 AM »
I remember seeing those videos, great stuff. Probably the only ones that exist of the line too!
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Re: B&O over Eagle Creek
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 04:46:48 PM »
Footage was taken by Hugh Fuller. Hugh was a roadmaster with the west end being his first assignment. Check for Bluejacket videos on YouTube. He has some footage from his hi-rail truck as he follows an eastbound into North Salem while on the rail. As to steam power. The west end was operated primarily with E-27 class consolidations. The Brazil branch was operated with two ten-wheelers of Coal Road origin. They were actually a sub-class on the B&O roster. Numbered 1120 and 1121.