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Martinsville Interurban postcard
« on: December 18, 2008, 11:19:02 PM »
 Here is a postcard I came upon recently. It is of the Interurban station and a car in Martinsville. It is postmarked June 6, 1914.
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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 11:02:09 AM »
Winter is the best time to retrace the route from Indianapolis, thru Mooresville and Brooklyn, and ending in Martinsville -- many undocumented remnants.

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=428.0

Reminder - the concrete underpass for RR south of Brooklyn was not part of the interurban.  There was a bridge over the RR (and creek) about 1/4 mile north of this underpass.

 

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 11:29:31 PM »
I have searched for Martinsville cards because the carbody recovered from 56th & Guion Rd. in Indy we know as THI&E 81 was originally Indianapolis and Martinsville Rapid Transit 101.

I included the reverse of the sanatarium cards because they were sent by "guests".

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 11:32:18 PM »
 Please contact me direct if you might want the Martinsville postcards at:
geno1966@gmail.com

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 11:34:51 PM »
I missed adding these.

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 11:36:57 PM »
One more time.

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 11:38:05 PM »
It's late.

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 06:33:50 AM »
Interesting that the postcards were both sent to other locations that the THI&E served, Lebanon and Dublin. 
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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 04:52:49 PM »
While scanning more post cards I noticed two that have the same "On the T. H. I. & E. T. Co. Line" stamping added like the front view of the Martinsville station. I wonder if they were sold in the stations ?

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 10:21:43 PM »
While scanning more post cards I noticed two that have the same "On the T. H. I. & E. T. Co. Line" stamping added like the front view of the Martinsville station. I wonder if they were sold in the stations ?

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Sounds like a good idea.  Perhaps they were also given away as promotions?
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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 06:37:52 PM »
I have searched for Martinsville cards because the carbody recovered from 56th & Guion Rd. in Indy we know as THI&E 81 was originally Indianapolis and Martinsville Rapid Transit 101.

I included the reverse of the sanatarium cards because they were sent by "guests".

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Is this car body at a museum?

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 08:17:29 PM »
Yes, this is in the car barn at Noblesville.

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Is this car body at a museum?

Conner
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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 08:02:18 PM »
Is it the union traction car body that was at the entrance of ITM long ago?
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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 08:44:11 PM »
The car we were discussing is THI&E 81, built in 1902 by Jewett for the Indianapolis and Martinsville Rapid Transit. It was part of a farm house at 56th & Guion Road in Indianapolis. The Union Traction car body that was parked at the Museum entrance is 429, named "Noblesville". It was the first car rolled into the shop building donated by Doc Blackburn in 1975 and has not been outdoors since. We also recovered UT 437, "Marion", from a farmhouse near Martinsville and IRR/UT 447, originally Indianapolis & Cincinnati 606, from a home East of Kokomo. All were stripped and sold as bodies at the Anderson shop.

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Re: Martinsville Interurban postcard
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 04:38:05 PM »
Nice postcard picture of the Martinsville station.  It was still in use as a paint store the last time I was there.  The gap between the buildings where the interurban is standing was filled in years ago.

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