Eel River Railroad

Some people living around South Whitley or in Whitley County recall a now abandoned railroad line once known as the Eel River Railroad. At one time it was owned by the Wabash Railroad and eventually also the Pennsylvania Railroad. Shown are the visible remains of the bridge for the railroad across the Eel River in the small community of Collamer, just outside of South Whitley along State Road 14. There are other traces of the railroad in and near South Whitley. Keep watching for those in future weeks!

Bridge Remnants


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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