I shot these in Indiana in 1972

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I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by rrradioman » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:35 pm

Guess where????
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Re: I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by Wayne Gest » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:25 pm

It appears that it just might be the other end of the state from Fort Wayne. Must be somewhere like Duncan Hill, after leaving Louisville on the Indiana side. Great seeing old pics, though.

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Re: I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by JW » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:06 pm

Hey rrradioman just what is the location??????????

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Re: I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:17 am

WAG, Georgetown ?.. the reason is because of the top of the tunnel is missing. Georgetown had its top removed in 1945

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Re: I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by rrradioman » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:34 pm

This tunnel is west of Louisville. I think Wayne Gest guessed correctly.

I know of one other tunnel in Indiana. What RR ran through it?

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Post by cjberndt » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:55 pm

There were six tunnels on lines in Southern Indiana that were eventually part of Southern Railway. Five were between New Albany and Taswell on the New Albany-St. Louis “Air Line,” and the fifth was on the French Lick Branch. Four of the six are still operating.

The five Air Line Tunnels were:

(1) The tunnel in the photo, now known as Duncan Tunnel or Edwardsville Tunnel, depending on who you are talking to. It is east of Georgetown and is the longest tunnel in Indiana.

(2) The tunnel Notch 8 mentioned was Heck Tunnel, west of Georgetown, which was unroofed in 1945.

(3) Arnold Tunnel, 1.5 miles east of DePauw, was closed and filled in after the track was re-routed in 1983.

(4) Patton Tunnel between Taswell and English, is now known by either towns’ name.

(5) Condra Tunnel, 2.25 miles west of Marengo is now known as Marengo Tunnel.

Burton Tunnel is south of French Lick on Southern Railway’s French Lick Branch, now the Indiana Railway Museum/Dubois County Railroad. It is still called Burton Tunnel and is the second longest in Indiana.

There were at least three other tunnels excavated between New Albany and Georgetown that were not used in the final location of what became Southern Railway’s New Albany-St. Louis mainline.

Besides these four - Edwardsville, English, Marengo and Burton - are there any other operating tunnels in Indiana?

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Re: I shot these in Indiana in 1972

Post by Howard » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:29 pm

Indiana Railroad has 2, one at Unionville between Indy and Bloomington and one on the Crane Naval Weapons Center which may no longer be in service as part of that line was recently abandoned.

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