This abandoned railway line was part of the 5th Subdivision of the Monon that ran south from McDoel Yard in Bloomington to Louisville, KY, just south of the Indiana state line. The Monon connected with the Illinois Central in Bloomington, and with the Milwaukee Road in Bedford. (See Bedford to Seymour.) The Monon's presence in Bedford was marked by significant street running, and the Monon's unusual grade crossing signals. Outside of Bedford, the line had a number of small spurs that served nearby quarries along the way.
The right-of-way as abandoned contained a new alignment between the town of Clear Creek to the north and Harrodsburg to the south. The formerly abandoned route ran to the east of the newer segment, which followed Clear Creek most of its way. It is not known why the original alignment in this area was abandoned.
The line between these two towns was abandoned in 1993. McDoel Yard in Bloomington remained operational under the ownership of CSX, with abandonment of the yard coming in 2006. The remainder of the line up to Cloverdale was abandoned in 1995, reportedly due to a washout along the line.