Author Topic: Book or other publication with excellent Indianapolis maps  (Read 826 times)

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Hello, all - hoping this will ring a bell with someone. Years ago I recall seeing map images, either on a DVD or reprinted in a magazine, perhaps, of maps that showed in wonderful detail the interurban/street railway lines in and around Indianapolis. Plus, it might have included individual detailed maps of other cities like Anderson, Muncie, etc.

Anybody know what the heck I'm talking about, what this publication might have been? It was detailed to the point of showing the Indy-Anderson routing to the point of showing the line going up Massachusetts Ave to the twists along Lewis Street to 16th to Martindale Ave to 38th St., etc.

Any assistance appreciated! Thank you.

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Re: Book or other publication with excellent Indianapolis maps
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 03:17:53 PM »
Sounds like Jerry Marlette's "Indianapolis Railways." Inside the front cover is a map showing the northern half of the city with the southern half inside the back cover. Starting on page 206 are 16 maps of individual lines.

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Re: Book or other publication with excellent Indianapolis maps
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 04:19:02 PM »
If it is only the Indianapolis to Anderson (and then on to Muncie) line that interests you "First and Fastest" several years ago had an article with 9 detailed maps of that line. The first map - from the traction terminal to 38th and La Salle - says that from 25th and Martindale (where the Indiana Railroad trackage began) "Most Indianapolis Rwys. trackage detail omitted south of here."