Historical Images of Porter County

Chicago and Erie Railroad Depot and Velocipede
Kouts, Indiana

Date: 1916
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: This photograph was purchased with ten other photographs, all taken in the Wilder and Kouts area of LaPorte and Porter Counties by a survey crew employed by the Chicago and Erie Railroad. This image below shows "Old Boy Scovern" sitting on a velocipede near the Chicago and Erie Railroad depot in Kouts. Velocipedes were commonly used by track inspectors and maintenance workers employed by the railroads; the handle was pushed and pulled back-and-forth to engage a stroke arm that rotated the back wheel of the velocipede.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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