Thursday, December 8, 2016

NS/Southern's Tory Miller Trestle near English, IN

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I reminder that southern Indiana can be quite hilly.
Norfolk Southern Corp posted
It’s Throwback Thursday! In this 1900 photograph from the archives, Southern railroaders take a break from their work on the Tory Miller trestle between English and Taswell, Indiana. From left to right, they are: standing, Bryan Davis, foreman; Jack Key, Ed Carr, and Vollie Star; seated, John Gott, William Sutton, Milt Kendall, and Sam Dodd. The design and construction of bridges and trestles was critical for the operation of the railroad.
Although this photo was staged over a century ago, please remember that RAILROAD TRACKS, TRESTLES, AND TUNNELS are off-limits to joggers, cyclers, hikers, hunters, fisherman, and three-wheelers for their safety and the safety of the train crew. There is only enough clearance on the tracks for a train to pass. Remember, a train can come at any time.
#buildingamerica #TBT #safety
This trestle has been replaced by a concrete pier and steel girder trestle. It looks like they added more of a curve back on land so that the new trestle could be straight.

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