Milwaukee Road freight train 287 at Bedford, Indiana

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Milwaukee Road freight train 287 enters Monon trackage at Bedford, Indiana

The Milwaukee Road gained trackage rights over the Monon Line from Bedford, Indiana to Louisville, KY in 1973 when the L&N took over the Monon. In 1978 the Milwaukee abandoned the line east of Bedford to Seymour. Milwaukee Road engines 24, 19, and 20 guide train 287 off the Milwaukee Road trackage and onto the old Monon Line at Bedford on July 24, 1982.

Milwaukee Road train 287 about to pick up train orders at Bedford, Indiana

The operator is ready to hand up the train orders to the headend crew. The line that runs straight north is the old Monon Line up to Monon. Disk 116