Images of passenger service on the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville — "The Hoosier Line"
Monon Route passenger trains
Chicago-Louisville Day Express
Pacific 431 with Chicago–Louisville Day Express at 81st Street Tower, Chicago, Aug. 19, 1946.
F3 with Chicago–Indianapolis Tippecanoe at Hammond, Ind., May 30, 1953.
R. R. Malinoski
Chicago–Indianapolis Tippecanoe at 21st Junction, Chicago, 1950.
Wallace W. Abbey
Two F3s with Louisville–Chicago Thoroughbred, location unknown, winter 1950-51.
Linn H. Westcott
Two F3s with Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred at Lafayette Junction, Ind., circa 1949-50.
Pacific 421 with Chicago–Louisville train 5, at Lafayette Junction, Ind., late 1930s.
William B. Wolverton Jr.
F3 with Chicago–Indianapolis Tippecanoe just after crossing Tippecanoe River at Monticello, Ind., April 4, 1959.
J. Parker Lamb
RS3 22 with Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred leaving Chicago, summer 1962.
Pacific 431 with Chicago–Indianapolis Hoosier at 47th Street, Chicago, 1940s.
Rail Photo Service
Two F3s with Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred departing Dearborn Station, Chicago, early 1950s.
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F3 with Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred leaving Chicago, Oct. 3, 1950.
Wallace W. Abbey
F3 205 with Louisville–Chicago Thoroughbred, at Smiths, Ind., October 1964.
Two F3s with Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred departing Dearborn Station, Chicago, late 1940s.
Harold E. Williams
Pacific 444 with Louisville–Chicago train 6 at Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 3, 1943.
Robert G. Lewis
Louisville–Chicago Thoroughbred departing Crawfordsville, Ind., mid-1964.
William Benning Stewart
All through March 2023, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the history and heritage of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway — the Monon Route!
Please enjoy a selection of images of Monon Route passenger trains selected from the files of Kalmabch Media‘s David P. Morgan Library. This gallery was originally published in October 2016.
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2 thoughts on “Monon Route passenger trains photo gallery”
the northern half of the Monon mostly remains,but the southern half is all gone. I remember vividly the RS-3 yard engine’s one note horn, as I could plainly hear it on campus at IU. I have some choice photos from then, as all the facilities are torn down. Thanks for the pics
Thanks for the Monon gallery. Like to see more as several in my family spent a lot of years on the Monon.