Author Topic: Monon OOS south of I70?  (Read 1286 times)

Wema

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Monon OOS south of I70?
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:46:12 PM »
Driving east on I70 on Saturday back to Indy from Terre Haute I crossed the old Monon like I do every time.

However this time I noticed a lot of brush growth on the tracks that I never had seen earlier this year.

I was wondering if the Monon is OOS south of I70 or some place north of I70, maybe south of POET?

The rails looked rusted from I70 but the track was kept clear except for the last few months it seems a lot of brush has started to grow on the line.

Just curious what is going on.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 11:10:40 PM »
End of rails isnt much further then I70 anyway.

And it looks like the lime plant built a new loadout that doesn't require the rails south of I-70 in the late 2000s
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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 07:11:23 AM »
The tracks have been paved over in Cloverdale on US231 for several years. What industries existed on the line between I-70 and Cloverdale?

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 09:19:49 AM »
The tracks have been paved over in Cloverdale on US231 for several years. What industries existed on the line between I-70 and Cloverdale?

Not just that, the line is severed just before it reaches there.

There is a small ag type business in NW Cloverdale. Apparently hasn't shipped or received in a while.

There is literally only 1.73 miles of the monon left south of I-70. So what your seeing from I-70 is about the end of the world so to speak.
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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
I saw that the line ended shortly south of I70, just the first time in the 10 years I have traveled on I70 over the Monon did I notice the track looked like it was starting to be overgrown vs rusted but track still kept clear.

If I am reading the Google maps view right, it looks like the Monon ends by curving into POET as you zoom in on POET, the switch off the main disappears and runs straight into the plant now: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5510762,-86.8210449,239a,35y,270h/data=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 01:16:20 PM »
Switch is intact on a 6/5/2018 scan I can get to via the app.

You can see the main, its just under those trees there/
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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 01:21:05 PM »
Rails torch cut at MP188

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 03:30:07 PM »
Rails torch cut at MP188

For those that haven't memorized Monon mileposts, what is the road in the foreground of this photo?

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 03:34:54 PM »
Stardust Rd on the north side of Cloverdale.

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 03:51:50 PM »
Stardust Rd on the north side of Cloverdale.

Thanks

Has the rail been lifted from this point to the intersection of Market & Grant? It's still in place in the Google aerials.

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Re: Monon OOS south of I70?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 04:14:06 PM »
Rails torch cut at MP188

Was this a recent action?

Road looks recently repaved.