Anderson
Angola
Ashley-Hudson
Barret
Big Rapids
Bourbon
Brazil
Brownstown
Cedar Lake
Crawfordsville
Danville
Elkhart
Evansville
Freemont
French Lick Springs
Ft Benjamin
Ft Wayne
Grabill
Greensburg
Griffith
Hammond
Harmony
Highlands
Indiana Harbor
Indianapolis - Union Station
Indianapolis - Traction Terminal
Jeffersonville
La Fayette
La Porte
Madison
Martinsville
Michigan City
Monon
Muncie
Norman
North Judson
North Vernon
Peru
Richmond
Rome City
Scottsburg
Seymour
Sparksville
Syracuse
Terre Haute - Big Four
Terre Haute - Union Station
Terre Haute - Haley Tower
Vallonia
Vincennes
Wabash
Warsaw
Washington
West Baden
Winchester
Winona Lake

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Most of the pictures that are postcards were found thru EBay unless noted.
Some of them have been cleaned up and/or repaired when I had the energy.
Since many of these stations are not around anymore, this page is mostly for historical reference.
I used to get to Minneapolis a fair bit for work during the 1998-2002 timeframe, so somewhere, I have pictures of many of these depots, all I have to do is find them :-)
What's the difference between a station and a depot? 
          Most people will say "nuttin", it's a matter of preference, although many will use depot for older buildings.
If they were available, and interesting, I included the back side of the postcards.

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
http://northamericaninterlockings.com/index.html


ANDERSON





ANGOLA

Same picture, one colored, one not...


 


ASHLEY - HUDSON






BARRET





BIG RAPIDS - GR&I RR Depot

 


BOURBON






BRAZIL - TH&I "station"

 



BROWNSTOWN







CEDAR LAKE - Bartlett Station at Road #10





CRAWFORDSVILLE

           



DANVILLE

 



ELKHART

             





EVANSVILLE

                                 



FREEMONT





FRENCH LICK SPRINGS





FT BENJAMIN





FT WAYNE

                       



GRABILL




Grabill today... nice catch with the oncoming NS freight!  Screen captures from Google Maps street view.
  





GREENSBURG

             



GRIFFITH

One postcard showing off the three depots in town at the time!

      Photo courtesy Denver Todd

GPS Coordinates: 41.520853, -87.427552
Address: 155 S. Broad St, 46319
Phone: 219-924-9701
www.griffithhistoricalsociety.org

The station is part of a larger museum dedicated to railroading in Griffith
For more info, click here







HAMMOND

 



HARMONY





HIGHLANDS





INDIANA HARBOR

           



INDIANAPOLIS - Union Station

                                                     

  



INDIANAPOLIS - Traction Terminal & Hotel

                       



JEFFERSONVILLE

 



LAFAYETTE

    Photo courtesy Denver Todd

GPS Coordinates: 40.419494,-86.896113
Address: 200 N. 2nd St, 47901

Station in current use for Amtrak.  Station code: LAF.

History from http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/LAF The Romanesque style brick “Big Four” depot was built in 1902 by the Buckeye Chum Company for the Lake Erie & Western and Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis (the Big Four) Railroads.  This well-landscaped restored station sits opposite the bank of the Wabash River, directly beside a city park.  The brick and limestone building served as a train station until about 1970.  It was partially restored in 1979 and given to the city of Lafayette in 1983.

The Big Four depot was relocated to the site from an address three blocks away in 1994.  The 550-ton building was placed on 18 sets of wheeled dollies and rolled to the site over the better part of four days.  Renovation was completed in 1995 and the depot was rededicated as the centerpiece of the James F. Riehle Plaza.  The depot is open for plaza events and has meeting rooms for rent.  The interior has been modernized and utilizes two levels, with track access on the lower level and the plaza entrance on the upper level.

When Amtrak trains began using the facility on January 4, 1996, it was first time Amtrak passengers traveling to and from Lafayette had the benefit of a waiting room in an actual railroad station.  It was a major step toward completion of the Lafayette Railroad Relocation Project, a more than $170 million joint federal-state-local effort to end the practice of trains and motor vehicles sharing a 14-block stretch of Fifth Street in Lafayette.

Since the practice of "street-running" ended with the Amtrak train down Fifth Street on July 22, 1994, passengers used a temporary platform at Second and Alabama Streets. Previously, various Fifth Street storefronts were utilized.

Although the city of Lafayette first began discussing railroad relocation in 1926, the first federal funding for engineering of the relocation did not come until 1975. Environmental studies and hearings lasted until 1979 and federal officials approved the final design in 1981. Construction began in 1986, with phases completed in 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Amtrak passengers cross above the rail line on an elevated pedestrian bridge, which provides access to the Amtrak waiting shelter on the west side.  Other features of Riehle Plaza include a brick-paved gathering place and public open space, a fountain, landscaped green space and a textured concrete wall to provide visual and sound screening from the tracks.

The Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, also known as the Monon Railway, also served Lafayette, specifically Purdue University in West Lafayette. Founded in 1847 as the New Albany and Salem Railroad, the Monon (deriving from a Potawatomi Indian word for “swift running”) provided service from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River by 1853.  The route map formed a tilted “X” over Indiana, the main line taking freight and passengers from Chicago to Louisville, and another branch connecting Michigan City and Indianapolis.  A small spur also linked Orleans and French Lick.  Purdue University was situated in Lafayette in 1869 specifically because the city was lying on the Monon Line.  Monon discontinued passenger service in 1967, and became part of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1971.  CSX still operates most of the remaining Monon tracks.

The Lafayette station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Lafayette is served by two trains, which combine to offer daily service to Chicago and Indianapolis and provide service three-days-weekly between Indianapolis and New York City, via Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. This is one of two “Lafayettes” on the Amtrak map, with Lafayette, Louisiana, on the route of the Amtrak Sunset Limited.

  photo by Bohao Zhao, found here







LA PORTE

 



MADISON

      Photo courtesy Denver Todd

GPS Coordinates: 38.735632,-85.38718 (the green arrow below is the location of the depot)


The railroad station houses a small museum which offers not only railroad related artifacts, but local history as well.
More info here: http://www.jchshc.org/






MARTINSVILLE





MICHIGAN CITY

                       



MONON

 



MUNCIE

 



  





MUNCIE - Traction Station

 



NORMAN





NORTH JUDSON

  



NORTH VERNON







PERU - C&O Rwy Depot





RICHMOND

                                           



  



ROME CITY

 



SCOTTSBURG





SEYMOUR

Dan Maners has four pictures of the former JO Tower in Seymour on his North American Interlockings website, look under JO and not Seymour......













SPARKSVILLE





SYRACUSE





TERRE HAUTE - Big Four Station

         



TERRE HAUTE - Union Station







TERRE HAUTE - Haley Tower

GPS Coordinates: 39.486347,-87.396364
The museums website: http://www.wvrrm.org/
My page for the tower is here.

   







VALLONIA





VINCENNES





WABASH



  Same card, different artist doing the retouching :-)



WARSAW

           



WATSON





WASHINGTON





WEST BADEN





WINCHESTER

 



WINONA LAKE

           



UNKNOWN LOCATION

Streetcar of the Indiana RR at an unknown location/station.  From ~1920. Found on EBay.




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