Yes, it gets complicated. The last thing on the map company’s priority list is railroad names which is sometimes the hardest thing to unravel. Soo Lines bought the line from bankrupt Milwaukee 1n 1985 but CP already owned a big part of Soo. A few years later they bought control of Soo but continued to operate it as a separate railroad until about 2000 when they made it a part of CP. Then sometime around 2005 it became the short line Indiana Southern and now the line has some type of agreement with Indiana Railroad and Indiana RR trains operate on the track. I won't go into the two railroads that have owned Indiana Southern in the past 5 years.
Pity the poor map maker!
The bridge was listed as "CP" because, according to the "What's Here?" button a day ago, that's who currently uses the tack.
Now it's telling me Indiana Southern is the user, so I'll change the reporting mark.
Well I see what the problem is here!
"In 2012, Berry Plastics, NSA Crane, Duke, GPC and IPL moved a combined 23,000 carloads across the bridge."
NSA Crane is a Navy weapons center and depot. For this reason this segment of the Indiana Sothern Railroad is a "Strategic Rail Corridor" according to the DOD and that is the reason Washington is paying for the improvement. Modern rail cars can weigh up to 286,000 lbs and if the Navy needs the stuff the store at Crane they don't want to have to worry about keeping the car weights down to be safe for the old bridge.
On a different, related subject why is this bridge listed as the CP Bridge. It may have, ever so briefly been owned by Soo Lines and even more briefly by CP when they took over Soo. When it was built it was Southern Indiana Railroad and from about 1910 to 1985 it was Milwaukee Road then Soo till Indiana Southern took over and then, somehow it became Indiana Railroad. It's a lot of work figuring it out but I can say that CP had only a very small part in any of it and they didn't build the bridge.
Ooohh! My economy feels so stimulated.
I believe the below article refers to this bridge... which is apparently to be demolished and replaced by the federal government. Yes folks, you heard right this privately owned historic railroad bridge will be demolished and replaced with YOUR tax dollars for the benefit of a private corporation. Private railroad companies are destroying enough of our history. I do NOT want my tax dollars making the problem worse. http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/2013/09/grant-to-pay-for-railroad-bridge-in-greene-county.php