Here is yet another remnant from the former Wabash Railroad where it passed through Elkhart County.
Shown is a concrete base for likely a signal tower or sign of some type just off C.R. 21 to the east and just slightly west of New Paris. Since the tower was so close to the road, it would be logical to assume it alerted automobile drivers they were about to cross railroad tracks. It should also be noted apparently there were no railroad crossing gates for those driving on County Road 21. As was noted in a previous post on my blog, the path of the railroad bed is clearly visible in this location. Turkey Creek is close by too. The concrete base is one of many remnants still standing for the Wabash, which was an east-west line eventually heading to Chicago to the west.
If readers are aware of other Wabash Railroad remnants in Elkhart County or neighboring counties, feel free to contact me in the comment section below.