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What did the ge plant on 44 produce.I wroked at Kennedy carliner in 1993 also known as KCL.We got train cars of plastic resin it was trucked from indy.To bad i love old trains I read in ghost railroads of indiana,that this was the Louisville ky cutoff.This was when there was a lot of freight like in the early 1900,s.I live in new castle at cambridge city better yet Dublin junction were this tyed into the Main between Richmond and indianapolis they called it the jeff line.Cause it tied in at columbus indiana .I always thought maybe at rays crossing there was a foundation That looked whatever was on it burn,t to the ground.But there looked like a baggage or storage shed was on the back white with green roof know anything about it thank you enjoyed all the talk.
I remember for years and years a majority of this stuff being around.I even remember seeing tracks that used to curve around down by the new pool.Does anyone actually have a Track diagram of Shelbyville?And you know, it's also sad that CSX let that line go to s***.From what I've heard from old heads, that track was build for speed.Look at it now. :/And Was the NYC line from Indy to Shelbyville double track until Vine tower?
Well, this could perhaps be a discovery of some Shelbyville Railroad history. I got over to Liberty, IN after seeing some postings by others of some short line railroading in southeastern part of the state. My first stop was in Liberty, IN at the old train station. While at the train station I noticed a concrete obelisk displayed near some other concrete and stone markers at the corner of the train station platform. The obelisk shaped item reminded me of some markers I've seen in several locations around town here in Shelbyville, IN. I thought it curious that they were so similar. When I got home I pulled pictures out of my archives of the concrete obelisks I had seen around town here and compared them to the ones I saw in Liberty, IN. They appear to be identical in size and shape. They also share the same two hole pattern near the top of the obelisk indicating that something like a small plaque might have been mounted on them similar to what you might see on a mile marker post. I never thought about the one's here in Shelbyville as being possibly connected to railroading until I saw the one at the Liberty, IN train station. I always thought they were possibly just hitching posts for horses. The two I have located here in Shelbyville are in the vicinity of one of the oldest and first abandoned RR ROW's in Indiana, The Shelbyville Lateral Railroad. They are less than a block from what I know as the path the ROW followed through this section of town on its journey to the Southwest towards Edinburgh, IN. I have attached several pictures of the obelisks here in Shelbyville and also the one in Liberty. I would sure appreciate hearing from someone that might be able to verify that these really are mile post markers and could they possibly have survived from the 1850's.Inprinter