Historical Images of Porter County

Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad Directors, Inspecting in Chesterton
Chesterton, Indiana

Date: October 18, 1909
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Air Line News
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Directors of the Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad visit Chesterton on October 18, 1909, to inspect the construction of the Valparaiso & Northern Railway subsidiary line being constructed there. Service to and from Chesterton on the Valparaiso & Northern Railway began on February 4, 1911. At that time the Valparaiso & Northern Railway was operating between Valparaiso and Sheridan Beach on Flint Lake, as well as from Chesterton to Goodrum Junction. Since no track had yet been completed between Sheridan Beach and Goodrum Junction, the connection between these two points was made by a horse-drawn bus. By October 7, 1911, track was completed from Sheridan Beach to Woodville, thereby allowing passengers to make a short walk between Goodrum Junction and Woodville to make connections. A new bridge over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Woodville allowed for the connection between Woodville and Goodrum Junction beginning February 12, 1912. Incorporated in August 1908, the Valparaiso & Northern Railway construction was financed by citizens of Valparaiso and outside investors; the railway was to become one of the feeder lines the the Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad.

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