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McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:24:21 PM »
Someone had asked for more pix of Bloomington's former Monon McDoel yard.  Today the yard is being developed as a combination trail / park area.  The limestone yard office at the north end is preserved and where the tracks crossed Grimes lane at grade level, now a pedestrian bridge has been build on the right of way over the road.  Here is the bridge, the yard as it looks today, a couple from the 80s and one during the final days when operated by INRD.

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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 10:56:05 PM »
Great stuff, Paul!  Do you know when the roundhouse and associated sidings at McDoel were demolished/removed?
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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 07:19:49 AM »
Both gone before I got to town in 86.  I'll see if any of the Monon books indicate when those came out.

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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 12:24:41 PM »
Thanks for the before/after photos. Sad to see it without tracks, but at least it's preserved with a trail.
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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 01:04:16 PM »
Both gone before I got to town in 86.

OK, thanks Paul
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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 09:51:07 PM »
My then, Fall of 1972.






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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 11:37:42 PM »
Great shots, thanks for sharing!

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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 12:35:41 AM »
My then, Fall of 1972.

Very nice, Conner!  Where was that first shot taken?  It almost looks to me like it was over the back, near to Clear Creek.
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Re: McDoel Yard - Bloomington - Now & Then
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 07:57:56 AM »
I agree - thanks for sharing.  Anymore L&N shots?  I had never been to McDoel when the tracks were there.  Sad to see the before & after. 
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