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The history of an Indiana railroad: the Fairland, Franklin & Martinsville R.R. 1846-1973 / By Darrell Joel French.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville I 385.5 FRE (Text) 37323005364792 IND_ROOM Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 385.5 FRE (Text) 78551000641487 Non-Fiction Checked out 12/31/2018
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library GEN 385.5 FRE (Text) 78551000641488 Genealogy Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield H 385.5 French (Text) 31208912332014 archive Reference -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield IC 385.5 French (Text) 31208912332006 local history & genealogy Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781718720572
  • Physical Description: 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Createspace] [2018]

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This story starts in the year 1846, when local folks sought to establish a railroad and train service to ship goods in and out of their counties, in order to bring prosperity to the citizens. Central Indiana was thought to have an unlimited supply of hardwoods, a necessary product for the building of America. The railroad faced many hardships and went through several owners before being absorbed by the Big-Four RR. Co. It was then taken over by the New York Central RR Co, which merged with the Pennsylvania RR. Co. in 1968. That Penn-Central RR Co. was the final owner and shut the small Indiana railroad down in 1973. The story contains information about the construction, maintenance, and all operations during the 127 year life span of this small railroad. Accompanying information and stories of associated enterprises and the people involved are included. The way in which everyday life and events in America affected the operations are also within. Interviews with twenty-two individuals involved with this railroad are included. They contain interesting facts and details of everyday life around the railroad, which cannot be found in other writings. This account is written with intent that the non-railroad person can read, understand, and learn about the railroad almost as well as those familiar with railroading.
Subject: Railroads > Indiana > History.

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