Countless manufacturing centers in northern
Indiana strengthened the economic fabric of Hoosier land. The railroads that criss-crossed northern
Indiana were instrumental in populating the small towns and larger cities by
employing thousands over the course of many years. Through photographs of depots, freight
houses, and other railroad structures, this book reviews the cities and towns that
owed allegiance to railroads for transporting raw materials and finished
manufactured products across the state and nation. This book also tells the story of a short
line railroad and the commodities it transported for the past century, as well
as the longest-existing interurban, still operating -- the resilient South Shore Line.
Author Bio: David E. Longest is a retired public elementary
school instructor and lifetime railroad enthusiast. A member of the Monon Railroad Historical
Technical Society, the Floyd County Historical Society, and the Historic
Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, he previously authored Railroad Depots of
Be aware that the accuracy of some of Arcadia’s home-spun histories is sometimes questionable. Hence, your NYCSHS directors would be interested in reviews by knowledgeable members.
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