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Re: PC: Indiana
- Subject: Re: PC: Indiana
- From: "andersoncn@xxxxxxxxx" <"andersoncn@xxxxxxxxx"@orion.branch-co.lib.mi.us>
- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 22:32:57 -0700
Jan Young wrote:
> I am working on a book about the history of railroading in the area of South
> Bend, Indiana. With four years of research behind me, I have much
> information, but still have some needs.
> In particular, I'm looking for information about two branchlines: the
> ex-Vandalia, ex-PRR branch line that ran from Plymouth, Indiana into South
> Bend and the ex-Elkhart & Western, ex-NYC line that ran from Elkhart to
> Mishawaka, Indiana. Both lines survived into the 1970s to the best of my
> knowledge, and were thus part of Penn Central. Does anyone know the dates
> of last operation on these two lines? Can anyone point me toward resources
> where I might get other facts?
> Thanks for your help.
> Jan Young
Jan: The Elkhart and Western is currently being operated by Pioneer
Railcorp, through a lease agreement with Michigan Southern. There's a
chance you can get more info on the E & W through the National New York
Central Museum in Elkhart.
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