locked SR St. Louis Division


Craig Berndt
 

I live in Indiana and have been researching the history of SR's lines in the state since the 1990s.  It includes SR's Louisville-St. Louis mainline and five branch lines in Indiana.  I've made several presentations about the St. Louis Div. 

The only SR history I've found that discusses the St. Louis Div. is Prince.  Are the others?

I was recently given the Oct. 1950 Trains magazine, which has a history of the Ps-4 4-6-2.  It listed the divisions and subsidiaries that had the Ps-4, but not the St. Louis Div.  SR's last scheduled steam was a Ps-4 on the St. Louis Div. in June 1953.

Craig Berndt


George Eichelberger
 

Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Craig Berndt
 

Ike:  

Thanks.

I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.

The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.

Craig Berndt  
____________


 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:


Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Stuart Thayer
 

Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt@... writes:
 

 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


David Eisman
 

The easiest recent reference is a Morning Sun book titled “Trackside around Louisville (West) 1947- 1958 with Jack Fravert. Lots of good color photos of St Louis Div trains around Louisville.  I think you can buy a copy through the L&N Historical Society.  I will check for other references to this line in my collection.  I’m from Louisville and have several more but this is the best reference with nice color photos.
This line was too light for Ps-4 s, the Southern used Ps-2 .
I’ll get more references and get back to you.
All the best
David Eisman


On Sep 17, 2022, at 8:48 AM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt@...> wrote:


Ike:  

Thanks.

I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.

The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.

Craig Berndt  
____________


 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:


Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Craig Berndt
 

David:

Thank you.  I have the Morningstar book. 

Yes, Ps-2.  The Wabash River bridge couldn't support more weight, and that's why SR's last scheduled steam was on the St. Louis Div. in far away Indiana.

For historians, the 45xx 2-8-2s also served on the St. Louis Div.  They arrived via the 2,200 ft. Burton tunnel on the French Lick branch.  They were too large for the 4500 ft. Edwardsville tunnel west of Louisville, and too heavy for the Wabash River bridge, so they operated in Indiana's coal fields.

Craig Berndt
____________
 

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:40:47 AM EDT, David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:


The easiest recent reference is a Morning Sun book titled “Trackside around Louisville (West) 1947- 1958 with Jack Fravert. Lots of good color photos of St Louis Div trains around Louisville.  I think you can buy a copy through the L&N Historical Society.  I will check for other references to this line in my collection.  I’m from Louisville and have several more but this is the best reference with nice color photos.
This line was too light for Ps-4 s, the Southern used Ps-2 .
I’ll get more references and get back to you.
All the best
David Eisman


On Sep 17, 2022, at 8:48 AM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt@...> wrote:


Ike:  

Thanks.

I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.

The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.

Craig Berndt  
____________


 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:


Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Craig Berndt
 

Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer@...> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt@... writes:
 

 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


David Eisman
 

If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt@...> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer@...> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt@... writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


James Walton
 

Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Bill Schafer
 

I understand the TRRA Historical Society did a deep dive on SOU operations into St. Louis some years ago. You might want to see if they have the issue that featured SOU. 

—Bill


Another iPhone-generated message

On Sep 19, 2022, at 17:49, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:


Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Carl Ardrey
 

It is excellent and explains it all.
CEA

On 09/19/2022 6:21 PM Bill Schafer <bill4501@...> wrote:


I understand the TRRA Historical Society did a deep dive on SOU operations into St. Louis some years ago. You might want to see if they have the issue that featured SOU. 

—Bill


Another iPhone-generated message

On Sep 19, 2022, at 17:49, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:

Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 



On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,

Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.

Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:


Ike:  

Thanks.

I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.

The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.

Craig Berndt  
____________



On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:


Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike




Craig Berndt
 

Thanks.  I subscribe but never visit the website.

Craig Berndt
______________

On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 04:41:43 PM EDT, David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:


If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt@...> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer@...> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt@... writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


Craig Berndt
 

NS Corp. controlled Southern and N&W when we photographed the attached photo of SR GP38 2864 interchanging with the Hillsdale County RR at Steubenville in NE Indiana in Feb 1975.  Far from its home turf.

Craig

On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 05:22:11 PM EDT, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:


Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike


David Eisman
 

The Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis Historical and Technical Society  Issues 43-44 - Autumn 1997/Winter 1998 was devoted to St Louis - Louisville operations and the Nov 1994 issue of “Southern Rails” issue #46 a publication of the SRHS was also devoted to the St Louis Division .  I’ll keep looking 
David Eisman


On Sep 19, 2022, at 10:11 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt@...> wrote:


NS Corp. controlled Southern and N&W when we photographed the attached photo of SR GP38 2864 interchanging with the Hillsdale County RR at Steubenville in NE Indiana in Feb 1975.  Far from its home turf.

Craig

On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 05:22:11 PM EDT, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:


Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike
Steubenville HCRC-SR Feb 1985.jpg


Craig Berndt
 

Thank you.  I'll contact them.

You told me that SR took the 45xx locomotives in and out of Indiana via the Monon at French Lick.  Were they dead-in-train thru Burton Tunnel?

Craig Berndt
______________  

On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 07:21:54 PM EDT, Bill Schafer <bill4501@...> wrote:


I understand the TRRA Historical Society did a deep dive on SOU operations into St. Louis some years ago. You might want to see if they have the issue that featured SOU. 

—Bill


Another iPhone-generated message

On Sep 19, 2022, at 17:49, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:


Crazy to think of seeing Southern trains meeting Burlington Route trains.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022, 16:41 David Eisman <davideisman@...> wrote:
If you are a Classic Trains Magazine subscriber look up the May 2021 blog post by Kevin Keefe titled “ Southern where I least expected it “. It is a very nice summary with photos of the Louisville to St Louis line.  I will keep looking for more references.
All The Best 
David Eisman 


On Sep 17, 2022, at 9:01 PM, Craig Berndt via groups.io <cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Stuart:

Thanks.  I have the book.

Craig
___

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 09:33:51 AM EDT, Stuart Thayer via groups.io <stuthayer=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig,
 
Have you looked into the book "Rails Around Indiana" by Michael C Kelly & David Crisler Jr.?  There some coverage of the Southern's St Louis Div.  You may be able to glean some additional information to help in your research from the photos and captions.
 
Stuart Thayer

In a message dated 9/17/2022 8:48:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, cjberndt=yahoo.com@groups.io writes:
 
 
Ike:  
 
Thanks.
 
I researched the St. Louis Div. when SR's archives were in Kennesaw.  I've also researched at the national archives, and at state and local libraries and archives.  I have Harrison's book, ICC's valuation report and other official records.  I wanted to know if there are other resources or people who are interested in the St. Louis Div.
 
I have a PowerPoint presentation that I've presented several times in IN and KY.
 
The attached map shows SR's main and 4 branch lines in Indiana.
 
Craig Berndt  
____________
 
 
 
On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:06:31 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
 
 
Craig:

Although it has never been researched in detail, and certainly never published, there is a significant amount of documentation on the St. Louis line in the SRHA archives. The material is not stored on a per-division basis (they changed over the years) so I cannot estimate how much there is but it would certainly be worth someone's time to research and publish the information.
Here's an example....

Ike