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Wanatah Area
Nathan Miles Photos 2022
MONON Railroad in red

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1: This is what remains of the depot. In other words, nothing. Looking south towards Monon.

2: Well, not quite nothing. The Wanatah Historical Society has put together a nice display at the depot location, commemorating the Lincoln Funeral Train. Looking north towards Michigan City.

3: This sign explains the backstory of the site.

4: The centerpiece of the display is this caboose. Despite having the Monon logo painted on the side, its actual identity is NKP1090.

5: In addition to the giant painted Monon logo, these plates are also mounted on the sides.

6: A selection of signals and signs. I believe the signal on the left is ex-South Shore Line.

7: The last part of the display is a couple more signs and a relay box. The crossbuck is ex-Norfolk Southern.

8: The location of the MON-PRR interchange track. You can see where the edge of the ROW was in the fence line. Looking towards the PRR Main Line.

9: Taken from the MON-PRR diamond location. This is where the Monon crossed the PRR Main Line. Looking south towards Monon.

10: MON-PRR diamond location. Imagine a T1 or a K4 racing through here. Looking north towards Michigan City.

11: The interlocking tower was located in the northwest quadrant of the crossing. Nothing much left except for the one area without grass. Looking west.

12: There's a piece of metal embedded in some concrete embedded in the ground. While I'm not sure exactly what this was, I'm certain it was a part of the interlocking.

13: The grain elevator appears to still be active. In fact, this may be the original loading pipe, given how rusty and trackside it is.

14: The remains of Bridge A40.6 crossed Hog Creek north of Wanatah. Looking north towards Michigan City.

15: Taken from the South County Road 1050 West crossing on the south outskirts of Wanatah. Looking south towards Monon.

16: The South County Road 1050 West crossing on the south outskirts of Wanatah. Looking north towards Michigan City.

17: Taken from the Legion Road crossing. Looking south towards Monon.

18: The Legion Road crossing. Looking north towards Michigan City.

19: Taken from the Westfall Drive crossing. Looking south towards Monon.

20: The Westfall Drive crossing. Looking north towards Michigan City.

21: Taken from the West Cross Street crossing. Looking south towards Monon.

22: The West Cross Street crossing. Looking north towards Michigan City.

23: Taken from the US Highway 30 crossing. Looking south towards Monon.

24: The US Highway 30 crossing. Looking north towards Michigan City.

25: Taken from the West County Road 1100 South crossing on the north outskirts of Wanatah. Looking south towards Monon.

26: The West County Road 1100 South crossing on the north outskirts of Wanatah. Looking north towards Michigan City.