Tag Archives: Winona Interurban Railway

Former Brownell Substation in Miami County

And this week I share yet another remnant of the former Winona Interurban Railway. This one is in Miami County on the south side of County Road 400 North, about one-half mile east of State Road 19 and north of … Continue reading

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Building a reminder of Winona Railway

Here is another photo taken on a trip about two years ago tracing the route of the Winona Interurban Railway, an electric railway, from Mentone to the south. My friend and I went as far as the small community of … Continue reading

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Retaining wall protected interurban

I know I’ve said this before, but one of my favorite things to research and write about, as well as post on this blog, is anything to do with the old electric railways or interurbans. Electric railways usually did not … Continue reading

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Interurban remnant in Warsaw

The Winona Interurban Railway was an electric railway spanning from Goshen to Peru in Indiana. It began in the very early 1900s and its heyday was likely around 1910 or so, before World War I. Like most interurban lines, competition … Continue reading

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Marker in Leesburg a bit of a mystery

Admittedly my entry this week is somewhat of a mystery to me. A while back I noticed this concrete marker in the right of way just off State Road 15 on the north end of Leesburg in Kosciusko County. There … Continue reading

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House originally a hotel in Leesburg

The small, unincorporated town of Leesburg in Kosciusko County has some interesting historical buildings still standing. It is also one of the few towns with brick streets still in place. One of the oldest remaining buildings is this house on … Continue reading

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Follow the poles for interurban route

Quite a few years ago I was told following the path of the former Winona Interurban Railway between Warsaw and Mentone in Kosciusko County essentially consists of following the path of the electric power poles. Sure enough this photo is … Continue reading

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A trace of the Winona Interurban Railway

This week I shift to another interurban railway, this time the Winona Interurban Railway. It stretched from Goshen to Peru before passenger service ceased in 1934 and freight service then continued until 1952. On its route from Warsaw to Mentone … Continue reading

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Former Winona Interurban station in Mentone

One of the things in particular I enjoy researching and writing about is transportation history, particularly the electric interurban railways. Indiana had an extensive network of interurban lines second only to Ohio in the number of miles covered. One of … Continue reading

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