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

Monon, Indiana

 
 
Monon, Indiana, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 19, 2007
1. Monon, Indiana, Marker
Inscription.  Monon — Intersection of the New Albany and Salem (org. 1847) and the Indianapolis, Delphi and Chicago (1878) railroads. These roads later merged to become “The Monon Route,” Indiana’s beloved “Hoosier Line,” and provided over a century of passenger service to the state. The “Monon” was known nationwide for fine passenger and dining service until 1967. One of the first 1st class railroads to completely dieselize (1947), it merged with the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) July 30, 1971.
 
Erected 1982 by the Monon Historical Society. (Marker Number 91.1982.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1827.
 
Location. 40° 51.673′ N, 86° 52.68′ W. Marker is in Monon, Indiana, in White County. Marker is on East 3rd Street west of Market Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling east. It is just off U.S. 421 (between the tracks). Look for
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the red caboose to the east of the road inside the wye. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monon IN 47959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Indiana Natural Gas Well (approx. 7.1 miles away); War on Terrorism Memorial Garden (approx. 10 miles away); State of Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project of 2016 (approx. 10 miles away); The White County Bandstand (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Regarding Monon, Indiana. Some of the named trains operated by the Monon during the passenger train era in the 20th century included The Bluegrass between Chicago and Nashville; The Tippecanoe, The Chicago Limited, and the streamlined diesel Daylight Limited between Chicago and Indianapolis; The Chicago Mail, Lousville Mail, and the Louisville Day Express between Chicago and Louisville; The Cincinnatian, The Night Express, and the Midnight Special between Chicago and Cincinnati; The Hoosier and The Red Devil between Chicago and French Lick via Indianapolis; and The Varsity between Chicago and Bloomington. Monon passenger trains departed and arrived in Chicago just south of the Loop at Dearborn Station also called the Polk Street Station, located
Train Waiting to Enter the Monon Junction image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 19, 2007
2. Train Waiting to Enter the Monon Junction
at the foot of Dearborn Street at Polk.
 
Also see . . .  Overview of the Monon Railroad. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
 
Monon Caboose and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 19, 2007
3. Monon Caboose and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,684 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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