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St. Louis Crossing
« on: July 07, 2018, 01:40:04 AM »
During one of my stress relieving drives, I ended up passing through St. Louis Crossing...I noticed this very old railroad crossing sign. I thought it was just a yard ornament but on Google, I can see a former row...so who's tracks were these and when were they pulled?

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 02:15:47 AM »
Nice pics and find!  :)

Looks to be part of the old PRR branch between Columbus, Shelbyville, Rushville and on to Dublin Jct where it joined the main that ran between Indy and Columbus, Ohio.

Not sure when the line was pulled.

We have a crossbuck like that at the Wabash Valley Railroad Museum, must have been a standard PRR model and design.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 02:41:06 AM »
I think your right Wema...looking at old PRR maps. Just weird that the crossing sign is still there after all these years...

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 06:22:05 AM »
Was there an interurban line here also?  With the utility line near the R of Way just made me wonder.  I thought some interurban R of Ways were used by utility companies to run power lines.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 02:30:21 PM »
Was there an interurban line here also?  With the utility line near the R of Way just made me wonder.  I thought some interurban R of Ways were used by utility companies to run power lines.

Good point CSX2605...and I have no idea. I had no idea a line ran through this area and just happen to come across this.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 09:13:49 PM »
My RR map shows PRR passing SW to NE through St. Louis Crossing.  No interurban.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 11:18:40 PM »
I thought that St Louis Crossing was on the New York Central Line running from Greensburg In  westbound to Columbus In.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 11:48:35 PM »
On ex PRR, but did the paralell NYC for a distance in and out of Columbus.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 08:10:51 AM »
Rushville used to have a couple of these and bridges along SR44 nice find must of got hit by a truck partof sign is missing

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 10:51:52 PM »
Well according to this 1969 map, the crossing through there was still there under the PC...

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 03:10:59 PM »
On the same ROW, 2 1/2 miles north of Flat Rock, there is still a grade crossing signal in place.

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 05:44:42 PM »
On the same ROW, 2 1/2 miles north of Flat Rock, there is still a grade crossing signal in place.
Why did you tell me that!!!? Now I have to photograph it!!!  ;D

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 02:37:44 PM »
That is freaking cool, will have to check it out. Between rushville and shelbyville if you know where to look there are pieces of pole left from these.
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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2018, 02:59:21 PM »
Why did you tell me that!!!? Now I have to photograph it!!!  ;D

Ya don't have to go there!  Run Google Earth and go to these coordinates:

 3924'6.11"N,  8549'3.98"W
 
Then click and drag the little man symbol (on the right) to that spot... that'll enable "Street View"... You'll have to click on the view and drag the mouse to the right to rotate the view about 90 and there is the crossing signal, dutifully guarding the old ROW.  (Use the scroll wheel in the mouse to move forward and backward along the road.
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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 01:18:41 PM »
Kinda cool its still up. Outside of Auburn Jct there is still a crossbuck intact along the old Eel river and its been gone over 40 years...

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
Thanks to jmacdaddy for the info...finally went out to see the abandoned signal. On google Earth, I saw an abandoned bridge deck that lays between the original sign from this post and the abandoned signal...they must of been in a hurry when they pulled this line up...

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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2018, 01:11:14 PM »
More photos along the same line, leaving Columbus and heading NE...

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=10847


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Re: St. Louis Crossing
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2018, 06:58:58 AM »
More photos along the same line, leaving Columbus and heading NE...

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=10847

Nice...you wouldn't by chance have any photos when the line was still active?