Another Fort Wayne interurban remnant

Last week my post was about a former electrical substation on the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Company line. Near this building on McKinley Avenue in Fort Wayne is a former yard and shop building for the same interurban line. Apparently the interurban cars were serviced and stored at this site. Some interurban cars were likely rebuilt too. This interurban line has an interesting history, as do interurban and street railway lines within Fort Wayne. That history dates back a long time, back to when horses pulled the street cars instead of them being powered by electricity. The Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Company serviced not only Fort Wayne but points to the west and south, such as Huntington County and more. There are remnants of the line still visible today outside of Fort Wayne. The building shown in the photo is now used by a business, or at least it was when I took the photo. It has been added on to since used by the interurban line.

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Former interurban yard and shop building in Fort Wayne.


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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