Another Wabash Railroad remnant near New Paris

Here is yet another remnant from the former Wabash Railroad where it passed through Elkhart County. Shown is a concrete base for likely a signal tower or sign of some type just off County Road 21 to the east and just slightly west of New Paris. Since the tower was so close to the road, it would be logical to assume it alerted automobile drivers they were about to cross railroad tracks. It should also be noted apparently there were no railroad crossing gates for those driving on County Road 21. As was noted in a previous post on my blog, the path of the railroad bed is clearly visible in this location. Turkey Creek is close by, too. The concrete base is one of many remnants still standing for the Wabash, which was an east-west line eventually heading to Chicago to the west. If readers are aware of other Wabash Railroad remnants in Elkhart County or neighboring counties, feel free to contact me.

Railroad remnant near New Paris

Railroad remnant near New Paris

 

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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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