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RE: PC: Indiana

Thanks for responding.  I wasn't aware that any of the E&W was still in operation.  I assume Pioneer must be running the east end, since I know that the west end is out of service.

Appreciate your help.

Jan Young

From: 	andersoncn@branch-co[SMTP:"andersoncn@branch-co"@orion.branch-co.lib.mi.us]
Sent: 	Monday, August 25, 1997 12:32 AM
To: 	penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: 	Re: PC: Indiana

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.

Uncle E


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