Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A History of the Winona
Winona Railway Trail
In 1910, the link was created: the Winona Interurban Railway Company connected Goshen, Warsaw and Peru with sixty-five miles of trail. This additional line made it possible to travel from Michigan City to Indianapolis and back again in the same day.
In 1926 the line, now the Winona Railway Company, focused less on passenger service and more on freight service. In 1934, passenger service ceased all together. The transportation of eggs, coal, and sand became the main business for the line. Soon after this transition, diesel and gas engines replaced the electric locomotives.
In 1945, competition from the flourishing trucking industry threatened the stability of the Winona Railroad Company. After a difficult seven year period, it was forced to shut down due to financial losses. The final train rain in 1952.
Erected by Goshen Parks & Recreation Department.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Winona Railway Trail at the southern edge of Goshen College; the above directions are to the driveway to the nearest college parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Dierdorff Cemetery Folk Lore (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshen College (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Goshen Dam and Millrace Hydraulic Canal (approx. half a mile away); The Engines of the Winona (approx. 0.7 miles away); A History of the Winona / Bethany Christian Schools (approx. one mile away); Violett Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shanklin Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waterford Elementary School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
1. Identical Marker
This marker is identical to the A History of the Winona marker located on the Winona Railway Trail one mile south.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 266 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.