Saint Joseph Valley Railway

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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Bob Durnell
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Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

Post by Bob Durnell » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:50 pm

Last weekend, we took the convertible up north and did a little exploring. We visited Inverness, to see roughly where the fatal accident was, and then we went to Orland and photographed the old depot, and then we spent a few minutes in Mongo, and I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody has the answer to.

1) Has the Orland Depot been moved, or did the railroad actually loop around to run past the current depot location, which is somewhat
opposite of the general direction of the line?

2) Was the Mongo Depot across the road from the grain elevator up against the mill pond?
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Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

Post by Howard » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:55 pm

Orland depot was originally on the south side of Railroad St on the south side of town.

The Mongo depot was on the west side of the highway next to the elevator.

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Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

Post by Bob Durnell » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:40 am

Thanks, Howard, excellent information and both make a LOT more sense than what I was trying to imagine, especially Orland.
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Re: Saint Joseph Valley Railway

Post by Bob Durnell » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:55 pm

While we are at it, How about the Lagrange Depot? It also seems to be oriented the wrong way IF it is in the original location.
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