It is easy to find the treelines of the two Wabash lines, and follow the NJI&I up to South Bend. I could not trace it through South Bend until I saw the posting about its office and depot.
After it curved east, several industrial spurs branched out into the buildings south of Sample Street. In fact, we can see the treeline of the western industrial branch along the top of the satellite image. I assume some or all of that land used to be the location of the Singer plant.
|Josh Lemier updated|
Here we see the Wabash Railroad 486 and 485 leading a local on the NJI&I branch at South Bend, Indiana in 1958.
Photo Credit To Louis Rague.
Rick La Fever New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois Railroad. Long name for a shortline owned by a sewing machine company!
Dennis DeBruler It was for the three states that Singer had plants in. Originally the South Bend plant was built for cabinet making to take advantage of the hardwood trees still standing in Indiana.