Former Narrow Gauge Railroad

Former Narrow Gauge Railroad (HMAZ)

Location: Marion, IN 46953 Grant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 33.466', W 85° 39.361'

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Railroad Construction

Tracklayers building narrow gauge railroad connecting Great Lakes at Toledo, Ohio, with Mississippi River reached this point October 1, 1880. In 1887, 2,000 men converted 206 miles of this to standard gauge railroad in 11 hours.

A significant part of America's rail system in the 19th century was 18,000 miles of 3-foot-wide narrow gauge railroad in 44 states. Most subsequently converted to 4-foot, 8½ inch standard gauge.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number27.1992.1
Year Placed1992
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and National Railway Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 613784 N 4490534
Decimal Degrees40.55776667, -85.65601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.466', W 85° 39.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 27.96" N, 85° 39' 21.66" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-415 S McClure St, Marion IN 46953, US
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