Unless I discover more remnants later, this should wrap up the remains of the old Wabash Railroad I’ve found thus far in Elkhart County.
These appear to be control boxes of some type and are located just off U.S. 33 in Benton Township, Elkhart County. More precisely, the location of the boxes is in the community of Benton. The highway can be seen in the background. There would have been railroad crossing lights and arms on a major highway such as U.S. 33. These boxes may have housed electronic or mechanical controls of some type that were connected to the crossing lights and/or arms.
This part of U.S. 33 is also of historical significance, as it was once part of the Lincoln Highway. As I’ve noted before, the Wabash Railroad was purchased by what is now Norfolk Southern, and the tracks were abandoned and then removed from the county in the early 1980s.