A Road Trip to the Crossroads: Monon, IN, the "X"

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    The Monon line was so named, because the two mainlines form an X across Indiana, the "X" crosses through the small town of Monon. Monon is also known for Monon trailers, which went out a few years back and was bought by Wabash National, making it one of the largest trailer manufactureres in the world. Headquartered Lafayette, IN. Next time you're on an Interstate highway, see how many Wabash mudflaps you can count.

    These pics are from a driv ethrough Monon, on my way back from celebrating Mother's day in Rensselaer.

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    History/herstory

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Cute li'l bugger!

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    This one's easy to shoot, as it can't get away.

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    And the interior i sclean, but hard to photograph in the sun

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    Other interior shots attached

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's you have there :D :D :D :D
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    That's one RR town that supports their RR, even if it is gone with the mergers. :D
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    TY Glad you like 'em!

    A lonesome siding, next to the old caboose:

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    Lookin' the other way. You don't have to be good at making crossing signs to model this!

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    Firestation too modern for my tastes, but I like the sign. Like everything else in this town, it a stones through from a RR crossing. Never seen so much track per capita.

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Fire Station

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos as always Jon
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Cool stuff Jon!
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks men. West bound line leaving town:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Looking East:

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    Another look West, from one crossing closer to downtown:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    The quaint station:

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  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Cool Jon! Thanks for the education. I'd wondered where the name Monon came from.
    Ralph
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    She sits in a quazi wye:

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