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The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« on: November 11, 2011, 04:07:52 PM »
Hi All:

Here are some pics from trips I took back in 1988 & 1989. Not much to see, and I really wish I'd been out that way ten years sooner!

As always, comments, questions, corrections welcome!

0021 is Woods Tower (Location)
0022 is Kraft Tower (approximate location, could use help pinning this one down)
0023 is Davis Tower (location). Straight ahead is PRR mainline to Terre Haute & St Louis...
0024 is the relocated PRR depot in Plainfield.
0025 is the depot in Greencastle looking east.
0026 is at Limedale, looking just west of the Monon diamond.
0027 is at Limedale right at the Monon diamond.
0028 is at East Yard in Terre Haute.
0029 is a repeat of Union Tower in Terre Haute, looking east.

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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 04:09:09 PM »
One question - when did they build the Greencastle bypass road (I think I have that right) on the Pennsy ROW - what year was that?

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 06:27:07 PM »
Brings back lots of memories. You are right about the Greencastle by-pass being built on the ROW. I had been told it was told mid 90's but I am not sure.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 09:11:38 PM »
0026 is at Limedale, looking just west of the Monon diamond.

Not to doubt you, but you sure that is Limedale looking west?  I would believe 0027 is Limedale looking west.  I think 0026 is mislabeled.

As far as Kraft Tower, you were a just a bit too far west of where the Tower was.  Pipe went over the bridge to reach the west switches in the plant, carriers still are in place.  It was east of the bridge over Eagle Creek.  During the winter months you can still see parts of the foundation on the embankment.

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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 10:14:22 PM »
Frank:

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.  Is that brick building in Terre Haute actually Union "tower"?  If so it is the only picture I've ever seen of said location.  One would think there would be some photos of Union somewhere online but I have never seen one.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 10:36:10 PM »
Fantastic set of pictures Frank!  The shot of Limedale is exactly the kind of thing that I have been after for a while as it helps fill in that gap betwen shots of the former tower I have seen from around 1979 up until when I first knew the area in 1995.  I agree with CSX_CO about shot 0026; my guess is that it could be Brazil, looking East.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 11:00:01 PM »
I thought it might be Limedale looking south on the former Monon.
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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 11:05:36 PM »
I thought it might be Limedale looking south on the former Monon.


I thought about that too, but it just seems to me to be too built up for that area.
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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 10:09:23 AM »
AFAIK, Limedale is little more than an industry and a few houses.  That multi-story building in the background of 0026 wouldn't be in Limedale.

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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 10:35:15 AM »
That shot is most certainly Brazil.
You can see it here.


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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011, 01:02:42 PM »
Ooops - you guys are right! 0026 IS indeed Brazil. I was going by memory, sorry about that!

And thanks for the tip on Kraft - it was gone by the time I got there so I kind of had to guess.
Back in 1988 we didn't have the internet, so half the time I was going on instinct, employee timetables and guesswork  ;D

And yes, that was Union Tower (or so I was told). Wasn't much to look at but it sure controlled an important part of the Pennsy!

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011, 03:29:48 PM »
Thanks Frank.  I knew Union was not a "tower" in the sense that it was a one story building but it is nice to finally see it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2011, 04:22:29 PM »
Interesting.  I had just assumed that Union "Tower" was just a room inside the station.

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 06:43:13 PM »
For some reason it seems to be a very seldom photographed "tower".  Perhaps that is because it is not very appealing in the tower parlance like so many other PRR towers are.
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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011, 10:30:40 PM »
Ooops - you guys are right! 0026 IS indeed Brazil. I was going by memory, sorry about that!

And thanks for the tip on Kraft - it was gone by the time I got there so I kind of had to guess.
Back in 1988 we didn't have the internet, so half the time I was going on instinct, employee timetables and guesswork  ;D

And yes, that was Union Tower (or so I was told). Wasn't much to look at but it sure controlled an important part of the Pennsy!

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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2011, 11:57:10 PM »
Great pictures Pat - love the two of Limedale.  Looks like they were taken in about 1979?
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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011, 12:31:45 AM »
Hi All:

Here are some pics from trips I took back in 1988 & 1989. Not much to see, and I really wish I'd been out that way ten years sooner!

As always, comments, questions, corrections welcome!

0021 is Woods Tower (Location)
0022 is Kraft Tower (approximate location, could use help pinning this one down)
0023 is Davis Tower (location). Straight ahead is PRR mainline to Terre Haute & St Louis...
0024 is the relocated PRR depot in Plainfield.
0025 is the depot in Greencastle looking east.
0026 is at Limedale, looking just west of the Monon diamond.
0027 is at Limedale right at the Monon diamond.
0028 is at East Yard in Terre Haute.
0029 is a repeat of Union Tower in Terre Haute, looking east.

Thanks,

Frank

Here are tower pictures of Woods, Kraft and Davis.

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Re: The PRR Between Indy & Terre Haute...
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011, 09:19:50 AM »
Awesome pictures - thank you so much for sharing!

I have plenty more to come - just have to dig through & upload.
Expect more from me this coming week!

I have to say - being a recent new member to this Board - it is proving to be a VERY enjoyable experience.
Lots of great information, friendly & helpful members, sharing information freely. I'm glad to have found you guys!

Frank

PS: I never saw a tower I didn't like : - )))
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2011, 10:00:00 AM »
I don't want to divert the thread too much, but here is a link to one on the Chicago to Columbus Panhandle line at Bunker Hill, Indiana. This is where the line crossed the Nickel Plate's IMC line, today itself a paved trail. All in the picture is gone today. http://www.hoosiervalley.org/photos/historic-railroad-photos/page-5/

Scroll down towards the bottom of page on the left side to view the photo on the HVRM's great site.
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2011, 12:11:08 PM »
Great pictures - thanks again for posting Pat.
Cheers, Al