Saturday, April 20, 2019

Indiana Rail Road (INRD)/IC 1903 Unionville Tunnel

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"The only tunnel on Indiana Railroad. This was originally Illinois Central Railroad." [Bridge Hunter]

Joseph Kelly Thompson Flickr 2018 Photo

INRD 3807 @ Unionville, Indiana

INRD 3807 (GP38-2) leads INRD O-SASA through the short tunnel in Unionville, Indiana. The old tunnel is a hidden and mostly unknown part of the area that gets overlooked by the Tulip Trestle and Shuffle Creek Viaduct but is definitely worth the hike to get down to it.

Richard Koenig posted two photos with the comment:
Tunnel on the Hi-Dry
In this pair of images, a southbound train, led by GP18 9414, has just emerged from the tunnel near New Unionville, Indiana. This Illinois Central branch to Indianapolis, nicknamed the Hi-Dry for its high bridges and fills, would become the heart of the Indiana Rail Road just nine years later.
Two images by Richard Koenig; taken December 9th 1977.
Eric Zerkle I heard the track was in bad shape by the time INRD got it.
Richard Koenig You would be correct sir.


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