Indiana railroad map 1906

Find an old ROW or want to know what the name of that one tower along the EL was? Post any historical questions or comments here. Open to any era from around the Ft Wayne area. Interurbans welcome!

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Indiana railroad map 1906

Post by Hotbox » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:29 pm

Found this map interesting because it shows railroads and interurbans, without the clutter of highways


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Re: Indiana railroad map 1906

Post by Wayne Gest » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:14 pm

Right off the bat, I learn that Junction, on the west side of Fort Wayne, where the GR&I branched off, was once called Grand Rapids Junction. I'm sure there's other interesting things to learn.

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Re: Indiana railroad map 1906

Post by Hotbox » Mon May 01, 2017 6:39 pm

Also called "Grand Rapids Junction" on this 1916 era map

Of note as well, "Panhandle Junction" down near Anderson


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Re: Indiana railroad map 1906

Post by cjberndt » Sat May 06, 2017 10:05 am

Grand Rapids Junction is north of Junction on the map, and both are labeled. The map incorrectly shows an S-curve in the PFW&C between the two junctions. Grand Rapids Junction was the crossing of GR&I and FW&J.

I found an 1873 newspaper report about a wreck on the PFW&C at "Muncie Junction," and it describes the track and crossing layout, and St. Marys River, at Junction. That's the first time I've seen Junction called Muncie Junction.

Prior references to Muncie Junction were at Hugo, although I remember seeing one really early reference to the GR&I/FW&J crossing as Muncie Junction.

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