After almost a quarter of a century, MONON: The Hoosier Line is back in print in a revised second edition featuring an enlarged and updated Epilogue, additional photographs, and a new Afterword by Frank Van Bree, President of the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc. MONON celebrates the history of this magnificent railroad, from its inception in 1847 as the New Albany & Salem Rail Road and then the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago to its merger in 1970 with the L&N and beyond, with an informative text, 258 black and white illustrations, and a special colour insert, The Monon in Colour, with 17 additional photographs. For several generations Indiana shippers and travellers enjoyed an excellent network of railroad services, in large part thanks to the Monon Railroad. It was a proud symbol of Hoosier railroading, particularly its elegant trains between Indianapolis and Chicago. Many railroads served Indiana, but the Monon was Indiana's own. If you wanted to travel from Delphi to Broad Ripple, or from Gosport to Smithville, you took the Monon.
The self-proclaimed "Hoosier Line" celebrated its heritage by naming its flagship passenger train The Hoosier, featuring Indiana cooking in the dining cars, and offering homespun service.
Table of ContentsPreface1/Memories of the Monon: A Personal Accounting of the Hoosier Line2/Indiana's Own Railroad: Origins of the Hoosier Line, 1847-19093/From Glory to Bankruptcy to Rebirth: The Hoosier Line, 1910-19464/The Barriger Years: Seven Years of Change, 1946-19525/Tranquil Times, Troubled Times: The Hoosier Line, 1953-19596/The New Monon, the Last Monon: The Hoosier Line, 1960-19717/They Called It Shops: The Heart of the Hoosier Line: Lafayette Shops8/Red-and-Gray through the Hoosier State: A Recollection of MononPassenger Trains, 1946-19679/Tonnage on the Hoosier Line: A Pictorial of Monon Freight Operationsafter World War II10/Epilogue: The Hoosier Line after July 31, 1971AcknowledgementsAfterword by Frank Van BreeRostersIndexColor Insert The Monon in Color
Series: Trains and Railroads
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 6th June 2002
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23
Weight (kg): 1.09
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised