Rails Around Indiana
The Hoosier State in Days Past
By Michael C Kelly and David Crisler Jr.
Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 296 coated pages, 800 all-color photos. 2020.
"Following in the form of “Rails Around Missouri” and “Rails Around Michigan” and featuring all-color photographs from the steam era to the late-1980s, this hardcover 296 page book is packed full of photos, maps and advertising collateral from the railroads of that era. The cover photo by Tony Koester.
“Co-Author Dave Crisler is the writer of chapters 3-4, covering central and southeast Indiana.
“Railroads include, but not limited to,
- Baltimore and Ohio (B&O)
- Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O)
- Monon (CI&L)
- New York Central (NYC)
- Pennsylvania (PRR)
- Nickel Plate (NKP, NYC&StL)
- Louisville & Nashville (L&N)
- Southern (SRR)
- Amtrak (ATK)
- Conrail (CR)
- Chessie System
- Norfolk & Western (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern (NS)
- South Shore (CSS&SB)
- Illinois Central (IC)
- Penn Central (PC)
– any road operating in Indiana.
"Since the book showcases Indiana prior to the corporate images and mentality of 21st century railroading, there is no CSX or NS paint."
“Chapter One Northeast Indiana, from Butler to Huntington to North Judson and east of South Bend. “Chapter Two Northwest Indiana from South Bend and North Judson to Hammond & Gary.
“Chapter Three Eastern/Southeastern Indiana, from Muncie and Richmond to Greensburg & Lawrenceburg.
“Chapter Four Central Indiana from Lafayette & Logansport to Crawfordsville and Noblesville.
“Chapter Five Indianapolis to Terre Haute to Bloomington.
“Chapter Six all of Southern Indiana from the Ohio to Illinois borders.
“Chapter Seven depots & towers in alphabetical order across the state."