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Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Big Four Railroad

Paradise Spring Riverwalk

 
 
The Big Four Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
1. The Big Four Railroad Marker
Inscription. In 1872, the Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad was built through Wabash County. It later became the Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad, also known as the Big Four.
The Big Four maintenance shops were constructed on this site. Remnants of the roundhouse wall and the outline of the turntable remain.
The depot, pictured to the left, was located at the east end of the park.
 
Location. 40° 47.8′ N, 85° 48.953′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker can be reached from E. Market Street 0.2 miles east of S. Allen Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the northern part of Paradise Spring Park west of the parking lot; the above directions are to the driveway to the park’s northeast parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Storage Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Council House (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters of Captain Frederick R. Kintner (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters of Major General John Tipton (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters of Lewis Cass
The Big Four Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
2. The Big Four Railroad Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters of James B. Ray (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of 1826 Meeting Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Cook's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wabash.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 27, 2014.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Remnants of the Roundhouse Wall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
3. Remnants of the Roundhouse Wall
Remnants of the Interior of the Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
4. Remnants of the Interior of the Roundhouse
Outline of the turntable visible
The Big Four Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
5. The Big Four Railroad Depot
Close-up of drawing on marker
Site of Big Four Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
6. Site of Big Four Railroad Depot
At east end of Paradise Spring Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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