Westport to Seymour

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(Forwarded from the Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railway)

A bridge found on the former right-of-way, near the eastern terminus in Westport, IN. The year "1905" is stamped on its side. Photo by Fred Boucher, January 2013.

See also Bedford to Seymour.

This abandonment is listed in Elmer Sulzer's "Ghost railroads in Indiana" and evidently from reading the map the North Vernon-Columbus branch of the Pennsylvania RR & North Vernon-Greensburg branch of the New York Central have also been abandoned.

It saddens me that towns like Bedford,Poseyville,Westport,Elizabeth,and sure to be others in Indiana along with Fordsville,Morganfield,Blackford & Moorman in Kentucky ,all small towns/cities use to be railroad crossroads. They had the services of two railroads but now basically have none. I feel sometimes that someday people will be sorry they lost rail service but als railroads are businesses and if there's no business/traffic they must close.

Brian D Gray
Cannelton, IN
12/4/2013

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The bridge pictured is from the NYC at the south side of Westport. The route of the Milwaukee Rd. was west of this.

Ed
Lawndale, CA
12/5/2013

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