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The old IC south line in Evansville
« on: March 13, 2008, 07:54:04 AM »
This was a picture displayed in the former Evansville Press of students of Bosse walking along the track to school.
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Re: The old IC south line in Evansville
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 05:49:37 PM »
Wow...what a sign of the times: poofy hair, tight jeans...and kids walking to school...
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Re: The old IC south line in Evansville
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 08:36:47 PM »
Was that an active line at the time?
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Re: The old IC south line in Evansville
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 09:58:47 AM »
Was that an active line at the time?
Yes.It was called the Illinois Central Gulf back then & mostly there was a Paducah rebuilt "GP-8" in orange & white running the line between Evansville Veneer & Trockmans.I remember visiting my late sister in December '83 when she lived on Harlan Ave.It had started snowing when I heard the horn as the train was southbound heading for Trockmans and it had accumulated over an inch by the time the GP-8 returned northbound with 10 or more cars.

Thank God I was driving a Bronco then ;D
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Re: The old IC south line in Evansville
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 10:22:14 AM »
Wow...what a sign of the times: poofy hair, tight jeans...and kids walking to school...
I was chasing those tight jeans & big hair in '79.If you ever saw "Dazed & Confused" then you'd remember that scene where the one girl was helping her friend zip up her jeans with a pair of pliers.That was the 70's in a nutshell! 
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