Indiana railroads collection
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- 1839-1946, undated
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The Chicago, South Bend, and Northern Indiana Railroad was an interuban line and was started in 1907.
The Columbus, Piqua, and Indiana Railroad was built in 1856 and ran between Columbus, OH and Union City, Indiana.
Called "The Fishing Line", the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad served the northern Michigan resort areas. The Indiana section was completed in 1870, but abandoned between 1979 and 1982.
Taking 10 years to complete, the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad was the state's first intercity railroad line, reaching Indianapolis in 1847. In 1866, it merged with the Jeffersonville Railroad, a rail line completed in 1852 and running from Columbus, Ohio to Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad line was completed in 1869.
The Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana began in 1837 and reached Chicago in 1852.
The Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railroad, known as the Monon, began as the New Albany and Salem Railroad which was completed in 1851. As new lines were built and acquired, the Monon peaked at a total of 603 miles and was the fifth largest system in Indiana.
The Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad was a merged line created in 1856. The track through Indiana was level and straight, so it was referred to as "the race track."
The Queen City Electric Railway Company was completed in 1892, but went out of business and was sold at auction in 1895. The president of the short lived company was Russell B. Harrison, President Benjamin Harrison's son.
The Valparaiso and Northern Railway was an interurban and was incorporated in 1908.
Benedict, Roy G., and George K. Bradley. "Northern Indiana Railway." Shoreline Interurban Historical Society. Accessed April 11, 2016. http://www.shore-line.org/NIR.html.
Marlette, Jerry. Electric Railroads of Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: Council for Local History, 1959.
Simons, Richard S. and Francis H. Parker. Railroads of Indiana. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1997.
Wikimarion.org. "Trolleys of Marion." WikiMarion. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://wikimarion.org/Trolleys_of_Marion.
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- Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railroad Company
- Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad Company
- Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
- Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Company
- Monon (Railroad)
- Northern Indiana Railway Company
- Queen City Electric Railway Company
- Railroads -- Indiana
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- Strikes and lockouts
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