Apparently I was serious a while back when I said there are still many remnants of the former Wabash Railroad in Elkhart County. Here’s yet another one.
This one is east of New Paris just off County Road 25 in Jackson Township. I was facing east when I took the photo. It’s a pretty obvious cut for a railroad bed. It’s now private property.
Opened in the 1890s, the Wabash Railroad came through New Paris and Elkhart County. It was later bought by what was then the Norfolk Western Railroad before the railroad line was abandoned and the tracks removed in the 1980s.
I would strongly encourage reading Victor Baird’s book “Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District.” It has quite a bit of information about the Wabash in Elkhart County. You may recall Victor visiting the Wakarusa Public Library earlier this year to talk about his book.