Monon Railroad crossing at Reynolds, IN

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Monon Railroad crossing at Reynolds, IN

After finishing the work the train approaches the former Monon Railroad crossing at Reynolds. The Monon Railroad map was fairly simple. It was in the shape of a "X" in western Indiana. One line in the "X" went from Chicago to Indianapolis and the other line went from Michigan City to Louisville, KY. The lines crossed at Monon, seven miles due north of Reynolds. Of the two crossing of the Monon (the other was at Monticello six miles east), this was the busiest as this was the main line between Chicago and Louisville. However, in 1952 The Monon ran two passenger trains each way daily between Indianapolis and Chicago: The Tippecanoe and The Hoosier; and one train each way daily between Louisville and Chicago: The Thoroughbred. By 1968 the Monon was freight only and operated one daily freight train in and out of Indianapolis: trains 91 and 90; one long distance train daily between Chicago and Louisville: trains 71 and 70; and one train daily between Monon and Lafayette, IN: trains 57 and 56. The Louisville & Nashville took over control of the Monon in 1971. Disk 112

TP&W train at the Monon Railroad crossing in Reynolds, IN Monon crossing at Reynolds, IN