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Date: 08/13/19 12:37
The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: EL833

Nosed around Huntington, Indiana on my way home from Illinois on Monday. I had spotted a small city sign that said "Erie Rail Trail" with an arrow pointing the way so off I went in search of it. Part of the former Erie/EL right of way through town has been converted into a nice trail. While I didn't have time to explore all of it, what I did see seemed pretty recent and from what I can gather was openned in 2018. The former RR bridge over the Little River has some nice lettering complete with Erie RR logos. Before you get to the bridge there is a milepost (Marion 126), concrete phone booth (ex Erie), and a crossing signal. There is also an info board with local and railroad history (and trail rules!) on it. The trail system also uses the familiar Erie circle in a diamond design reflecting the heritage of this section. All in all a nice nod to what was once a very important part of Huntington.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 08/13/19 12:38
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: EL833

Message and history board

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH




Date: 08/13/19 13:14
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: MEKoch

Message and History Board is excellent.  



Date: 08/13/19 14:52
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: calumet

Here's what Huntington once looked like.  Photo from Jim Sinclair collection.

 




Date: 08/13/19 15:09
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: colehour

Thanks for the information and photos on the Huntington trail. Another part of the old Erie ROW is now a 17 mile trail between Hammond and Crown Point, IN.



Date: 08/13/19 17:13
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: Lackawanna484

That's a nice community effort, looks like a fine trail.



Date: 08/13/19 17:23
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: EL833

calumet Wrote:
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> Here's what Huntington once looked like.  Photo
> from Jim Sinclair collection.
Thanks for the look back calumet- love it ! Here's a close up of the map. There appears to be one error- the Erie didn't merge with the Delaware and Hudson in 1960....but other than that what a cool info board and map to have on your trail.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH




Date: 08/14/19 04:58
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: LV95032

Yes the bungled the merger information ..... Erie and Hudson anyone????

EL833 Wrote:
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> calumet Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Here's what Huntington once looked like. 
> Photo
> > from Jim Sinclair collection.
> Thanks for the look back calumet- love it ! Here's
> a close up of the map. There appears to be one
> error- the Erie didn't merge with the Delaware and
> Hudson in 1960....but other than that what a cool
> info board and map to have on your trail.



Date: 08/14/19 08:59
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: mapboy

LV95032 Wrote:
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> Yes the bungled the merger information ..... Erie
> and Hudson anyone????
>
You mean Erie-Hudson.

mapboy



Date: 08/15/19 10:30
Re: The Erie Railroad remembered
Author: Roadjob

Better than just disappearing forever for sure Rog. Happy they gave the EL some acknowledgement as well! Still somewhat sad to see though. Thanks for the nice selection of shots. That was an area I never had time to get to.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



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