Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Today's Train of Thought- Hoosiers; Oct. 27
With the NBA season tipping off tonight, I thought this image from railpictures.net contributor Don Kalkman would be fitting. On a sunny June 2009, we see Indiana Railroad SD40-2 #4003 and a trailing SD9043MAC pass by the water tower and an outdoor basketball court in Campellsburg, IN- just 30 miles as the crow flies from Larry Bird's hometown of French Lick, IN.
The Indiana Railroad operated on CSX trackage rights over the former Monon Hoosier Subdivision between Bedford, IN and Louisville, KY until this summer when CSX shut down the Hoosier subdivision to through traffic. For the time being, this leaves the INRD to re-route Louisville-bound traffic via Indianapolis and onto the Louisville & Indiana Railroad from there via a haulage rights agreement.