Wabash Railroad remnant near New Paris

The Wabash Railroad came through Elkhart County on its route west to Chicago. One of the towns it passed through was New Paris, in the southern part of Elkhart County. Shown is what appears to be a private lane or lane of some type just west of New Paris. The railroad roadbed was located where the lane is now. The photo was taken from County Road 21, south of County Road 142, looking to the east. If you go east down this lane it will eventually dead end where Turkey Creek is. I would like to take this opportunity to promote Victor Baird’s new book “Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District.” Elkhart County was part of that fourth district. Victor will be at the Wakarusa Public Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, for a book signing and presentation. This is the only book I’m aware of focusing on specifically the fourth district of the Wabash Railroad.

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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 remnant near New Paris

  1. Victor had spent many years researching & gathering materials for his book. We are lucky to have it as a Wabash RR “reference manual”…he did a marvelous job on it.

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