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Re: PC: Logansport Area
- Subject: Re: PC: Logansport Area
- From: Charles S Streetman <cstre1@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:03:12 -0500
E. J. Caylor wrote:
>I found Yard A pretty easily, and wondered around some of the
>abandoned grounds looking at remanents of the trackage & hardware that
>used to be there. There was still a Conrail sign informing what
>number to call in case of a chemical spill. I was pretty bleached out
>from the sun, but I got a shot of it hoping to be able to tell what
>all it said. What was really neat was an old PRR boxcar, minus
>wheelsets, sitting on the yard grounds used as storage barn.
Its too bad you weren't there several years ago, because there used
to be a very neatly lettered sign on the yard office that read "Conrail
Logansport Terminal - No Lost Time Injuries 1978-1979", but I'm
sure it disappeared when the buildings there were torn down, some-
time after 1987 or so. Of course, by 1978 the handwriting was on the
wall for Logansport, since all mainlines except the old I&F Branch
from Indianapolis had been severed or downgraded. So I suppose
a good safety record was easier to achieve in 1978 than when it was
a major PRR and PC terminal.
I last stopped by there in 1996, and all the Yard A buildings, fuel
facilities, most of the tracks, etc. had been removed since my prior
visits. Never caught anything running, unfortunately.
Glen Ellyn, IL
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