East-bound Illinois Central freight train crossing
Photo taken by Richard Koenig in October 1977
BH Photo #178893
Train Runs Over Two Women on Indiana Bridge
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INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
video by Mike Daffron
I live about 40 miles from this bridge, but I have never visited it. WAY cool! In fact, the entire trip from Bloomington to Bean Blossom is great!
My picture from 1977 shows an Illinois Central Gulf empty unit coal train traveling south (rather than east). It's returning to the coal fields in western Indiana/eastern Illinois.
The Illinois Central was always a north-south railroad, and so this branch from Effingham, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana, (nicknamed the Hi-Dry) gets the same treatment, with Indy being toward the northern end of the branch.
I'll add a few more pics here as well.
This video shows the danger of trying to cross an active trestle. These 2 women are lucky to be alive and will almost certainly be charged with criminal trespassing.
Indiana Rail Road is the correct name (three words, not two) and it has been the owner since it was sold by Illinois Central in 1986. Their reporting symbol is INRD. Indiana Railroad (IR) was a short lived interurban that shut down in 1941 and had nothing to do with the Shuffle Creek Bridge.
This bridge shouldn't be in the category "Indiana Railroad" -- the Indiana Railroad was the interurban.