Speaking of Richmond

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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Speaking of Richmond

Post by Wayne Gest » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:14 pm

This video recently showed up on YouTube and was taken from the head end of a Amtrak train in 1979, starting in Columbus, OH, to Effingham, IL. At somewhere around the 10 minute mark, they come into Richmond, starting at Glen Tower, all the way through to Newman. A little bit later, they go by Dunreith. It's like a historical abstract to see this now, so much line that's been abandoned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iysxCNg5f0Y

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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:56 pm

at 15:10 you see the fireless cooker for the steam plant in downtown Indy. It looks shiney in the video. What happened to it after the 44-tonner took over?
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Re: Speaking of Richmond

Post by RDJ » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:59 pm

1520-1553 frames are in the Terre Haute area.
I am from Terre Haute.
The tower is Haley tower which is the focal point of the Wabash Valley Railroad Museum (www.wvrrm.org)
Haley tower was purchased from CSX and moved from the railroad right away.
I have fond memories of my frequent visits to the tower.

I am a charter member of the museum.

Also the old station and crossing the Wabash river are in the video.

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