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Erie Lackawanna Abandoned R - O - W
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:08:36 PM »
The following photo's were taken along the former Erie Lackawanna R - O - W. Most were taken back in the mid to late 1990's. The first two are looking east at the elevator at a little town called Charinade,IN. I may have the wrong spelling on the town. This town sat between Wilders,IN. and Kouts,IN. The next three were taken out near Disko,IN. One is of the old repeater tower and the other two shows the bridge across the old westbound main and a r-o-w shot looking east on the former eastbound main.

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Re: Erie Lackawanna Abandoned R - O - W
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 03:11:11 PM »
These two shots were taken near Akron,IN. looking east on both the eastbound main and the westbound main down in the cut.

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Re: Erie Lackawanna Abandoned R - O - W
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
This is the two level county road bridge just about five miles east of Disko,IN. Here the westbound main is the higher r-o-w and the eastbound main is the lower r-o-w. The second photo I climbed up to the top of the old westbound bridge to get a photo of the eastbound bridge.

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Re: Erie Lackawanna Abandoned R - O - W
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 12:20:27 AM »
Great, yet sad pictures! Too bad this railroad is no more. I've done some exploring on this line myself in recent years.My son and I walked the right of way east of the St. mary's bridge in Decatur a few months ago, still quite a few telegraph poles remained but that's about it.

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Re: Erie Lackawanna Abandoned R - O - W
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 02:14:50 PM »
Most everyone agrees that the unique grade separations between eastbound and westbound tracks made the Erie Lackawanna unique.   The image of the bridges over SR-15 is hard to forget.  Google reveals...

The Erie Lackawanna across Northern Indiana
http://twocomma.tripod.com/id14.html

It appears that you donated your photos to good ole BridgeHunter
http://bridgehunter.com/category/city/disko-indiana/

EL Track Diagrams
http://web.me.com/willvdv/chirailfan/abanerie.html
http://web.me.com/willvdv/chirailfan/claseri2.html

Bridge near Disko during snowfall
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=7515