Speeding across Main St. in Kendallville at 79 mph, Amtrak 44
gets a highball from John Marty.
Kendallville is located in Noble County about 30 miles northwest of Fort
Wayne. Through Kendallville passes the Norfolk Southern (ex-Conrail)
Chicago Line. The line makes an "S" curve through town divided by
the Main St. crossing. Just west of Main St. is CP 379, a double
crossover point. Also the Kendallville Terminal Railway Co. (KTR)
operates a 1.1 mile portion of the old GR&I south of the NS and has
a small yard near the junction. The KTR is a subsidiary of the Pioneer
Railcorp and this
is their official website.
160.800 MHz - Norfolk Southern (Toledo West dispatcher)
160.755 MHz - Kendallville Terminal Railway
382.7 (former Conrail Kendallville detector), about 3 miles west. [MP3
format, 116K, 19 sec.]
This is looking west at CP 379. The tracks curve off to the right
and head towards Ligonier.
May 6, 2000 Amtrak 49 rounds the east curve at Kendallville in the early
whistle blasts are for area legend John Marty who is frequently seen here!
[MP3 Format, 62K, 31 sec.]
44 approaches Main St. in Kendallville on May 6, 2000. He is crossing
over from track 2 to 1 at CP 379 so he can work off of the Waterloo platform.
May 29, 2000 an eastbound NS knocks down the signal at CP 379 led by a
former Conrail SD60I.
train 35N passes westbound around the east curve in Kendallville led by
a B40-8 #4810 on June 22, 2000. Look near the top of the 3rd car
and you'll see a bird in flight, scurring out of the way of the westbound.
Kendallville Terminal Railway
Terminal Railway operates on the GR&I mostly during the weekdays using
their permanently stationed SW8, #16. Usually the engine is parked
on the south side of town near the end of the track. The lettering
on the locomotive still shows "a division of the Michigan Southern" which
was the shortline's previous name.
is the KTR yard in Kendallville looking south. Norfolk Southern will
drop off and pick cars up from this yard during the weekdays. This
trackage was purchased from Conrail by the Michigan Southern Railroad in
north on the weedy GR&I at the Norfolk Southern junction in Kendallville.
The home signal is to protect the NS main line at CP 379. Pioneer
Railcorp also operates the nearby Michigan Southern out of White Pigeon,
Michigan, as well as the Elkhart & Western in Elkhart. None of
the 3 lines are currently connected to each other.
orange caboose sits on the south end of the line off the tracks and has
no trucks. KTR uses this as their local office.
it was moved off its trucks, the office caboose used to sit at the north
end of the yard in Kendallville.