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Tim Ashley
Tim Ashley
Hello, my name is Tim Ashley, and I have lived in Goshen for more than 11 years now. I enjoy reading, researching and writing about local history very much. I particularly enjoy railroad and transportation history, but also other areas, too.

I've written articles for the online exhibit of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, I have published a small book about the history of west Goshen and I am a writer, editor and photographer for a local newspaper.
In my blog I want to share my enjoyment of local history with others by showing glimpses of the past in photos and short articles.

Many of my blog posts are in Elkhart County, but also Kosciusko, Whitley, Huntington, Fulton, Wabash and possibly other counties.



Wabash Railroad remnant stands just of C.R. 21 near New Paris.

The Wabash Railroad remnant pictured, which likely alerted automobile drivers they were about to cross the tracks, is near New Paris. If you've seen one like it, let our history blogger Tim Ashley know in the comments below the story.


Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

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.


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