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LJ

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Sort of abandoned!!
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:38:50 PM »
My rails have been removed and given to a local Indiana railroad history museum. Can you name the town they were in and what railroad served them. Hint # 1 I was once an elevator.

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:12:46 PM »
Is the WVRR involved? (on the receiving end, of course)
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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 12:49:08 AM »
Otis in Bloomington?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 11:03:24 AM »
Hazelrigg?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 01:51:30 PM »
Sorry, but no!!!

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 01:52:36 PM »
New hint: In some ways I was a Saint, but then again maybe not!!! ;D :D :o

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 07:19:20 PM »
Notre Dame track?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 12:32:51 AM »
Maybe near a Saint Gobain glass plant?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 11:58:25 AM »
Sorry, but nope!!!

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 03:30:25 PM »
New hint: It just might have something to do with ancient Egypt!! ;D

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 11:06:12 PM »
Enos?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 06:07:09 PM »
Sorry, but no on this latest round of answers.

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 08:27:00 PM »
St. John, Indiana on the Egyptian line?

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 02:50:39 PM »
We have a winner with jmacdaddy. It is at St. John, IN. The rails use to belong to an elevator located on the former MONON Rwy. south of St. John, IN. The elevator donated the rails to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum over in North Judson, IN. I think the spur was laid in either 70 lb. or 90 lb. rails. I can't remember the exact year we roved this spur, but remember it being in the mid 1990's or so. I have attached more photos from when H.V.R.M. removed rail from this spur.

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 02:52:46 PM »
By the way jmacdaddy, you had the right town, but the wrong rail line!!! But still close enough!!

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Re: Sort of abandoned!!
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2018, 04:12:00 PM »
We have a winner with jmacdaddy. It is at St. John, IN. The rails use to belong to an elevator located on the former MONON Rwy. south of St. John, IN. The elevator donated the rails to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum over in North Judson, IN. I think the spur was laid in either 70 lb. or 90 lb. rails. I can't remember the exact year we roved this spur, but remember it being in the mid 1990's or so. I have attached more photos from when H.V.R.M. removed rail from this spur.

Was that elevator just north of Thielen Street?
I have family who live in St. John.  Interesting to see how much that area has changed in 20 years.