I would like to thank those individuals that donated the images for the site. As many know, finding quality pictures of the C&O of Indiana is a tough task, thankfully we have several individuals who have donated images to the C&O of Indiana site. Thanks go to, Bob Jettmore, Kevin Nelson, Joe Russell, Jason Jordan, David Dawson, Dan Goins, Bruce Emmons, (photos of Harold Miller)and Ed. Other photos donated to the site by those who want to remain nameless. If you have any pictures you would like to add, please feel free to let me know by emailing me: matt@(remove)candoindiana.com
----Marion Indiana----
MP132
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Taken at Marion Indiana, the PRR Bradford main is just off camera to the left. Both roads ran in a cut through the west side of Marion.
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Taken at almost the same spot as above, but just a tad west, you can see the new overpass and still see the wooden overpass that is just east of the modern bridge. Look just above the freight cars and below the modern bridge.
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MP133 was a very accessible location, it gave you a chance to shoot the PRR/PC/Conrail's Redkey (Bradford-Logansport line) and the C&O side by side. Here we catch a westbound freight that in just an short time will be in Peru and off duty.
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GP40-2's seem to be the theme here, and Kevin explained that in the late 70's the GP40-2's would be found on anything running the Chicago Division. This series seems to prove that one and it is what I remember, that and GP30's.
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The local is working the Dana plant at Miller avenue on Marion's west side. This was also the start of the east end of Phoenix siding. As some know, this was also the end of through service about the time this photo was taken, as Amtrak had moved the Cardinal and CSX decided to have local service only on the line. Soon Peru north would be removed and the end of an era for the C&O was over for good!
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A different view of MP133 and the wooden bridge. The PRR is on the right side now and you are looking west at this eastbound led by a U25B.
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Another them, this time a few years in rewind and you will now see how popular the U25B was on the Chicago Division. Something I never knew was how popular the U25B was on this section of railroad.
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Another westbound through MP133, you can more clearly see the PRR tracks on the left of the picture. You are looking east and can see the C&O turning southeast away from the PRR.
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No greater illustration for the PRR and C&O running side by side at MP 133 then in this shot. Here you see a PRR eastbound tail end and caboose being caught by the head end of a C&O eastbound. Just behind the camera the C&O train will turn southeast and head for Muncie leaving the PRR freight to head to Columbus Ohio.
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A westbound has encountered an issue at the east end of Phoenix siding and the engine crew has stopped to call the dispatcher. You can clearly see a eastbound in the siding. If you look closely you can see the speed sign for eastbounds entering Marion just over the flatcar behind the engine.
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Miller Avenue made for easy grab shots of crews working at Dana or getting to the Eastend of Phoenix siding. More U25B's in the lead.
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More U25B's at MP 133 as they take a train eastbound from Peru to Cincinnati. Must have been a nice spring from all the weeds between the PRR and C&O.
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Something every railroad hated was the thought of hitting a school bus, and at MP 131 that became a reality for this crew of a southbound train at Marion. No details are available for this accident.
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Amtrak's Cardinal hurries north and through west Marion having just departed the depot at Marion moments before. Track speed is just ahead and it won't be long before he arrives at Marion for a crew change.
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Amtrak E8 #201 illustrates the curve out of Marion to head due west toward Phoenix siding. This curve is where the C&O joined to run side by side with the PRR on the west side of town.
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A southbound Cardinal has arrived at the Marion depot to pickup and drop off its passengers. After a quick stop, the crew will depart for Cincinnati in short order.