Kendallville, Indiana


Speeding across Main St. in Kendallville at 79 mph, Amtrak 44
gets a highball from John Marty.


Kendallville is located in Noble County about 30 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.  Through Kendallville passes the Norfolk Southern (ex-Conrail) Chicago Line.  The line makes an "S" curve through town divided by the Main St. crossing.  Just west of Main St. is CP 379, a double crossover point.  Also the Kendallville Terminal Railway Co. (KTR) operates a 1.1 mile portion of the old GR&I south of the NS and has a small yard near the junction.  The KTR is a subsidiary of the Pioneer Railcorp and this is their official website.


Hotbox Detectors

AudioNS 382.7 (former Conrail Kendallville detector), about 3 miles west. [MP3 format, 116K, 19 sec.]



CP 379
This is looking west at CP 379.  The tracks curve off to the right and head towards Ligonier.

On May 6, 2000 Amtrak 49 rounds the east curve at Kendallville in the early morning sun.

AudioExtra whistle blasts are for area legend John Marty who is frequently seen here!  [MP3 Format, 62K, 31 sec.]

Amtrak 44 approaches Main St. in Kendallville on May 6, 2000.  He is crossing over from track 2 to 1 at CP 379 so he can work off of the Waterloo platform.

On May 29, 2000 an eastbound NS knocks down the signal at CP 379 led by a former Conrail SD60I.

NS train 35N passes westbound around the east curve in Kendallville led by a B40-8 #4810 on June 22, 2000.  Look near the top of the 3rd car and you'll see a bird in flight, scurring out of the way of the westbound.


Kendallville Terminal Railway

The Kendallville Terminal Railway operates on the GR&I mostly during the weekdays using their permanently stationed SW8, #16.  Usually the engine is parked on the south side of town near the end of the track.  The lettering on the locomotive still shows "a division of the Michigan Southern" which was the shortline's previous name.
This is the KTR yard in Kendallville looking south.  Norfolk Southern will drop off and pick cars up from this yard during the weekdays.  This trackage was purchased from Conrail by the Michigan Southern Railroad in 1996.
Looking north on the weedy GR&I at the Norfolk Southern junction in Kendallville. The home signal is to protect the NS main line at CP 379.  Pioneer Railcorp also operates the nearby Michigan Southern out of White Pigeon, Michigan, as well as the Elkhart & Western in Elkhart.  None of the 3 lines are currently connected to each other.

This orange caboose sits on the south end of the line off the tracks and has no trucks.  KTR uses this as their local office.
Before it was moved off its trucks, the office caboose used to sit at the north end of the yard in Kendallville.




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