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Railfan Sites: Indiana
Around Fort Wayne A website dedicated to photographs and information from Ft Wayne. He has a great section on railroads including photos of the Wabash Station as well as some other photos and links.
Brad's Railroad Station A northern Indiana-oriented site with Wabash Railroad info.
Chicago Area Rail Junctions Planning a visit to railfan Northwest Indiana or Chicago?  This page has all the information you need.
Central Indiana Railroad Information Network Covers Indianapolis and vicinity.
Chicago Transit & Railfan Site describing railroads and all ground transportation in the Chicago area and Northwest part of Indiana.
History of Fort Has a section about railroads and how the first engine arrived in Fort Wayne via the canal system.  This site is a bit slow loading, but well worth the wait.
Hoosier State Railfan Andrew's site covering current day railroads in Northern Indiana.
Indiana Railroads General site covering the entire state.  Maps, photos, history, and a message board.
Railroads of Madison County Anderson, Indiana and vicinity.  Covers both present and past day railroading in the area. A railfan page on the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad.  Lots of good photos of the Chicago to South Bend interurban.
The Tower of Power Some photos of various interlocking towers;  Plymouth, Wanatah, and Mike interlocking plus some others in Indiana and Ohio.
TRKneller's Nickel Plate Road Nice local page on history of the NKP.  Also has a Whitley County section on railroads.
T.W.Kepshire's Website Has a great section called "Bygone Places Of The Monon," a South Shore page, Ghost Lines, as well as modern day rail pics from South Bend and vicinity.
Uncle E's TD3 Page Uncle E has designed several territories for Train Dispatcher 2 and 3, including Toledo West, the Chicago District, and the Fostoria District.  This site has descriptions of each territory.
Brief History of the Union Traction Company of Indiana Interesting page with pictures and information on Indiana's biggest traction company.  NOTE:  You have to scroll down to the bottom of the pages to navigate the site.

Railfan Sites: Ohio
Blue Jeans Place A personal site with railroad pictures taken in Ohio.
Deshler Crossroads Park Official website for the park.  Has upcoming events and information.  Support the Crossroads Park Preservation Fund!
Deshler Railfan Page Bill's railfan page for northwest Ohio's hottest train watching location.
Greg's DT&I Railroad Page A site dedicated to the Detroit Toledo & Ironton Railroad
Northern Ohio Railfan Pictures and descriptions of several locations in Northern and Northwestern Ohio
Ohio Railroads by Jeff Knorek History and overview of the railroads in the Buckeye State.  Has historical photos & maps as well as current information.
The Ohio Railroad Page "Dedicated to Ohio railroads past and present"  Pictures and information on just about every railroad company in Ohio.  Also lots of audio clips are included.
Ohio Railroad Stations Past & Present Detailed information and plenty of photos on train stations in Ohio.
Railroads of Cincinnati Information and news on railfanning the Cincinnati area..
Railroads Of Northwest Ohio Covers Bryan, Defiance, and Paulding areas.  Photos & news.
Springfield Railroads A site for Springfield, Ohio with sections for Marion, Sidney, and Columbus. Plenty of pictures.

Area Mailing Lists and Discussions
Indiana Railroads Bull Session Companion bulletin board to the above Indiana Railroads website.
Michigan Short Line Message Board Many Indiana Northeastern fans are here.
Marion Branch A list that covers the NS Marion Branch.  (Yahoo! Group)
Norfolk Southern Lake Division A list that covers the entire Lake Division. (Yahoo! Group)
North Central Indiana Railfan A list that covers most of northern Indiana.  (Yahoo! Group)
Western Ohio Rails Covering Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. (Yahoo! Group)

Area-Related Railroad/Museum Sites
Elkhart & Western Railroad Co. The Elkhart & Western operates a section of the CCC&StL east of downtown Elkhart.  They are a subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp.
Garrett Underpass The pictures on this site show the step-by-step progress of the now completed underpass project.
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Home of Nickel Plate Berkshire #765.  Facilities are located north of Dawkins Rd. along the Fostoria District in New Haven. Open on Saturdays, as well as an annual open house in August.
Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society Operates the Wabash Valley Railroader's Museum in Terre Haute.
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Located on the former Erie Lackawanna right-of-way in North Judson, Indiana, this rail museum has quite a collection including their prize C&O Kanawha #2789.
Lake Central Railroad Operates excursion trains between Angola and Hamilton Indiana from the spring through the fall as well as holiday specials.
Little River Railroad The Little River Railroad operates steam excursions on the Michigan Southern out of Coldwater, MI.
Kendallville Terminal Railway Co. The Kendallville Terminal Railway is a subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp and operates a section of the GR&I in Kendallville.
New York Central Railroad Museum The home of NYC Mohawk #3001 for many years.  Located in downtown Elkhart at CP421 on the NS Chicago Line, this museum is dedicated to the history of the NYC and successors.
R J Corman Railroad: Western Ohio Lines R J Corman operates the former Erie Lackawanna trackage between Lima and Glenmore, Ohio.  Amazingly, some sections are probably in better shape now than during EL days.

Area Government Rail Sites
Indiana Department Of Transportation Has a section for railroads.
Indiana High Speed Rail Association Not officially a government site, but here is a site for Indiana advocates of the Midwest high-speed rail plan.
Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition A non-profit group dedicated to educating the public, businesses, and political leaders about advantages of high speed rail.
Ohio Rail Development Commission State of Ohio's railroad page.  One of the best things on this site are the large detailed rail maps of the entire state.
Hoosier Rails to Trails Council Has a listing of current and proposed rail-trails in Indiana.
Rail-Trails: Ohio Field Office Ohio's rail-trail paths/projects.

Railroad Safety
FRA Office of Safety Federal Railroad Administration's Railroad Safety page.  Download incident and accident reports from many years prior.
Indiana Operation Lifesaver Indiana chapter of the national organization.
NTSB: Railroads The National Transportation Safety Board page on railroads.  Most recent reports are available online.
Operation Lifesaver National organization dedicated to educating the public on railroad safety.

Indiana-Related Erie Lackawanna Sites, Lists, and Discussions
Erie Lackawanna Mailing List ("erielack") Discussion of Erie Lackawanna, predecessor and successor railroads.  All topics covered:  prototype, model, history, etc.
Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Official website of the ELHS.
George Elwood's Erie Lackawanna Site Probably the most comprehensive EL site on the net.  Several sections have Indiana and Ohio-related information.
Morscher's Railroad Images (Erie Western excursion) If you go to the 1978 section "sorted by railroad" you'll find some shots of an Erie Western excursion train that was run for an ELHS meeting held in Huntington, IN during that year.  They ran the train from Huntington to North Judson and back and Mr. Morscher was fortunate enough to get pictures of the train that day.
Rich Tubbs' Erie Lackawanna Page Lots of cool photos including DA Tower in Decatur, IN.
The Blue Comet Bob Staple's site with photos of many fallen flags.  There is an EL West End section with some great photos at Huntington, Kingsland, and Uniondale.
Walt Fles' Erie Lackawanna Page Walt's site covers the EL in the Hammond and Griffith areas. Pictures, maps and stories.

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