Wabash Railroad

Traces of Wabash Railroad Bridge

When looking for traces or remants of the past, depending on the location, sometimes the more obvious clues are abandoned railroad lines. In Elkhart County and elsewhere, there are quite a few traces left of the old Wabash Railroad line. Shown here is part of the structure for a bridge that once went across the old Big Four or New York Central line (now Norfolk Southern) in Millersburg, just west of State Road 13.  A reminder of the place of railroads in local history.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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2 Responses to Wabash Railroad

  1. Mark Baumgartner says:

    Tim, nice job on the blog! You are on the right “track” too. If we continue to loose historic buildings, battlegrounds …etc… how will the story be told? Like the railroad depot. The very first thing a traveler would see as they came off the train. The depot was the internet back then. A gathering place for people to learn what was happening around the country or the world for that matter just by talking to passengers. As these buildings are destroyed, so does story get harder to tell.

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