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Indiana Railroad Lines
Indiana Railroad Lines
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Product Code: IUP-3593

Author: Graydon M. Meints

Softcover, 2011, 6 x 9, 402 pages, bibliography.
Railroads have played a major role in transportation, logistics and development in Indiana. A perfect resource for railroad enthusiasts or students of Indiana history, Indiana Railroad Lines provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the railroad companies that operated in the state between 1838 and 1999, and the counties and towns they served. This volume provides the dates of the contraction, purchase, sale, lease and abandonment of the various railroad lines through extensive and detailed charts that provide comprehensive listings of the development and decline of railroads in the state. The amassing of this kind of detail is a testament to the great depth and effort the author went to in collecting and organizing this wealth of data that will serve as an excellent and authoritative resource for anyone with an interest in railroad operations in Indiana from the beginnings to the end of the twentieth century, after most of the great changes affecting the industry had taken place. For a start, the book has a comprehensive index of all railroad and interurban companies that ever operated in the state; a directory of named places on railroads; a directory of railroads and interurbans by county; then goes on to cover company listings of railroad lines of track and interurban lines of track, two sections that comprise the largest portion of this valuable book. The book concludes with tables of railroad and interurban mileage and two appendices. As a source of primary data, Indiana Railroad Lines, will be invaluable to the historian and the enthusiast, whether railfan or modeler. This is a book that is incomparable for its the collection and organizing of valuable information on the state and history of Indiana rail lines. No one with an interest in Indiana railroads can afford to be without it!