Historical Images of Porter County

Rail and Tie Yard at Woodville, Air Line Railroad
Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana

Date: March 14, 1911
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Air Line News
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark:  This rail and tie yard was at Woodville supplied material for the construction of the Valparaiso & Northern Railway between Valparaiso and Goodrum, a link in the Air Line Railroad. The Air Line Railroad was incorporated in April 1906 with the vision of constructing a rail line from New York to Chicago along a 742 mile route, which was considerably shorter than any existing routes at the time. A section between LaPorte and Gary was completed, but the full route to New York was never constructed due to financial issues. The Goodrum station was located at the intersection of the interurban feeder routes arriving from Valparaiso and Chesterton, thereby feeding Gary and LaPorte with passengers from northern and southern portions of Porter County.

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