Author Topic: Where was I today? [Solved: East of 500W and 100S near Warsaw]  (Read 3652 times)

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Where did I find this little gem at?

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 10:45:04 AM »
So it's been a week with no bites, here's a hint:

North of US24, East of US31.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 11:10:38 AM »
Somewhere along the Eel River line?
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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 12:28:31 PM »
Nope, not the Eel River.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 06:07:25 PM »
Somewhere along the former Erie Railroad??

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 07:26:48 PM »
Pennsylvania I'd guess

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 08:09:14 AM »
It's neither the Erie or Pennsy.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
Looks like it could be from the Wabash 4th district.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 05:05:26 PM »
Monon  Railroad

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 08:45:45 PM »
I'm hard pressed to think of a part of the Monon that is North of US24 and East of US31. 
The size of the steel makes me think interurban more than steam road, but the concrete is too new. 
Was this line relocated and then abandoned?
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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 11:30:51 PM »
Nickel Plate Trail?

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 07:23:04 AM »
It looks like rrnut282 is on the right track.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 09:52:25 PM »
I  have guessed GR&I north of Ft Wayne or on 2nd thought the Winona.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2016, 06:24:45 AM »
One of those would be correct, but which one? And where?

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2016, 01:56:11 PM »
No takers in nearly three weeks.  Let me give a hint:

Not the GR&I.

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 03:29:49 PM »
Here? https://goo.gl/maps/WPgXyNzUx8B2

Over Pyle Ditch, north of CR 100S, east of 500W in Kos. County.
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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2016, 04:41:36 PM »
Here? https://goo.gl/maps/WPgXyNzUx8B2

Over Pyle Ditch, north of CR 100S, east of 500W in Kos. County.

Maybe that hint made it too easy!  You're location in Google maps is spot on.  I've been riding by that bridge for a few years and finally got around to getting a picture of it.

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Re: Where was I today? [Solved: East of 500W and 100S near Warsaw]
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2016, 06:15:13 PM »
Any idea what railroad and when it might have been removed?

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Re: Where was I today?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2016, 11:38:45 PM »
Maybe that hint made it too easy!  You're location in Google maps is spot on.  I've been riding by that bridge for a few years and finally got around to getting a picture of it.
Nah, I just finally got around to looking at the Winona route :) Did you hike back to it?

Any idea what railroad and when it might have been removed?
Winona Railroad. Originally interurban, then converted to freight-only diesel until like 1953. I don't remember if the line south of Warsaw was abandoned before then or not though.
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Re: Where was I today? [Solved: East of 500W and 100S near Warsaw]
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2016, 07:01:18 AM »
I finally hiked back there one day because the grass leading back to it was fairly short.  From what I've read the Warsaw to Peru section of the Winona ceased service in 1947 and the remaining section of the Winona between Warsaw and New Paris ceased operations in 1952.

My hike made for an interesting appendage in my Strava map.