Building in Fort Wayne a reminder of interurban

Here is another remnant of the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Company in Fort Wayne. There were three shop buildings built in the 1920s on Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne. Shown in the photo is one of the three shop buildings. The shops were a place for interurban cars to be parked after a day of service. Maintenance and repairs were also done in the shops. I’m sure interurban cars were probably built there too, especially in the earlier years of the electric railway. And cars were rebuilt or remodeled. There was a time of transition from wooden interurban cars to those made of steel. This particular shop building is used for a business of some type today, though I’m not sure what it is. There are still several remnants of the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Company not only in Fort Wayne, but also elsewhere.

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Former interurban 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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