Short Railroad Line

It was, literally, a short railroad line (roughly 7 miles in length) and a short-lived railroad line. The Syracuse & Milford Railway ran from the Sandusky Portland Cement Company at Syracuse Lake to, eventually, the old Big Four Railroad just south of Milford. The cement company owned the railway line and it was used for transporting marl dug out of the bottom of lakes, as well as related materials. The line only ran from 1907 to about 1922. But, remarkably, a few traces of it still remain even after nearly 90 years. Shown is one at the north end of Waubee Lake, south of Milford. The concrete structure under the building once served as a bridge for the railway.

Syracuse & Milford Railway Remnant


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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