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NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« on: March 15, 2020, 01:14:15 PM »
Friday morning i ran down 25th st and seen a trackhoe parked on the old ROW with piles of brush strung all down the corridor. Came back after work and found it parked over by udell and burton ave, just south of 29th and did some investigating right at dusk.

I got out and did some walking around, figured i'd go read some grade stakes and ended up finding out a trail project was kicking off. The old ROW is owned by indy parks. I must say i was not expecting to see any trail development in this neighborhood. Its one of the poorest, and declining neighborhoods on the west side that tends to come to life at night.

I shot some pics. Found a gem in a pile of railroad ties. An old piece of well worn rail. It says "Carnagie 1897"

The grade stakes are centerline stakes. one picture shows it deviate a little from the old main and swing over to the canal. I took pictures at Roche st, 25th st, and Burdsall parkway. Overall the path looks like it will start at Burdsall and go to 29th st.
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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 01:18:27 PM »
Does it cross Fall Creek near the aquaduct?
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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 01:28:18 PM »
no but the parcel maps shows indy parks owning part of the ROW through the middle of the langsdale recycle facility
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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 02:13:15 PM »
Good documentation. I've been wanting to check this ROW out for years. Never find much of a reason to visit that part of town though.

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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 09:01:06 PM »
i know the feeling. my job brings me to this neighborhood alot.
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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 10:42:08 AM »
That a E150 van you driving?

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Re: NYC Chicago Line coming back to life
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 10:34:54 PM »
That a E150 van you driving?

05 ford f150 pickup.
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