Saturday, October 7, 2017

Indiana Rail Road (INRD)/IC Shuffle Creek Trestle

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, Birds-Eye View)

The Tulip Trestle is not the only trestle that the IC's Indianapolis Southern Railroad built to get across the hills of Southern Indiana from Effingham, IL to Indianapolis, IN. And there is a tunnel just a couple of miles timecard south from here.

Rails Around Indiana posted
The Indianapolis District of the IC was known as the “Hi-Dry” for many high fills and bridges. One such example is the Shuffle Creek viaduct near Lake Lemon, northeast of Bloomington. A triplet of ICG Paducah rebuilds and a GP38 lead a northbound train over the trestle on October 11, 1976. (Richard Koenig)
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Robert Brummett posted
Tulip Trestle Jan 18, 2012.Arizona Eastern E8 6070 pauses atop the Shuffle Creek trestle for a quick INRD-sanctioned photo stop on the way to Indy.
[I don't know why the comment begins with Tulip Trestle.]
Photo taken by Richard Koenig in October 1977, from Bridge Hunter
Richard added the following comment in Bridge Hunter to correct their caption on the above photo:
My picture from 1977 shows an Illinois Central Gulf empty unit coal train traveling south (rather than east). It's returning to the coal fields in western Indiana/eastern Illinois.
The Illinois Central was always a north-south railroad, and so this branch from Effingham, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana, (nicknamed the Hi-Dry) gets the same treatment, with Indy being toward the northern end of the branch.
He also added four more photos.




Richard Koenig posted two photos with the comment: "Northbound on Shuffle Creek Viaduct
Two images by Richard Koenig
March 5th 1976"



Bob Kaplan posted
A leased Montana Railink SD40 lead coal empties west across Shuffle Creek Trestle in Trevlac, IN on August 13, 2007.

Bob Kaplan posted
Empty coal cars headed west across Shuffle Creek Trestle at Trevlac, IN on the Indiana Railroad. A leased Montana Rail Link SD40-2R led on August 13, 2007.

Richard Koenig posted three photos with the comment:
Caboose Hop
After photographing this light move on the Shuffle Creek Viaduct, I somehow made my way onto the caboose. The second picture shows the nose of the GM&O GP38 as seen through the crummy, and the final shot, taken from the cupola, gives us a gander at the southern portal of the Unionville Tunnel. These pictures are not so good, unfortunately, showing camera-shake here and there.
Three images by 
Richard Koenig
; taken May 27th 1976.
1, Image by Richard Koenig

2, Image by Richard Koenig

3, Image by Richard Koenig

Dave Arganbright caught a train in ICG livery in 1984.

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