EL Mainline Dual or Single in Indiana

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EL Mainline Dual or Single in Indiana

Post by tk68279 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Modeling the EL across Indiana in the 1972 timeframe. Was the mainline a dual or single? Was told it was dual mainline, but if you look at Google Earth of Rochester, IN you can see the remnants of the line and it looks like a single line. Especially interested between Rochester and Hammond.

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Re: EL Mainline Dual or Single in Indiana

Post by John_Perkowski » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:54 pm

The United States Geologic Survey is your friend. They've digitized a huge number of historic topographic maps, and you can actually look at what the cartographers depicted. Cartographers were very specific about single v double track railroad.

http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/topoview/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Use the 1:24000 scale for Indiana.
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Re: EL Mainline Dual or Single in Indiana

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:03 am

tk68279 wrote:Modeling the EL across Indiana in the 1972 timeframe. Was the mainline a dual or single? Was told it was dual mainline, but if you look at Google Earth of Rochester, IN you can see the remnants of the line and it looks like a single line. Especially interested between Rochester and Hammond.
Indeed there were a couple of sections of TCS-controlled single track west of Huntington, IN installed by the Erie in 1959 or so: a 14 mile segment between Bippus and Laketon and another section between Akron, IN and Monterey

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/map/marion.html
http://www.fwarailfan.net/el_wabash.htm
http://www.fwarailfan.net/el_fulton.htm
http://railfan.net/lists/erielack-diges ... 00126.html

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Re: EL Mainline Dual or Single in Indiana

Post by tk68279 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:12 am

Thank you for both responses. This is great info and answers my question.

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