The Monon was a passenger and freight rail line that operated almost entirely within Indiana, with two main lines that intersected in a small northwestern Indiana town from which the railroad got its name. The Monon’s rail roots stretch back to 1847, and as best as I can tell service ended by about 1970. The tracks between Indianapolis and Monon were later entirely removed. Starting in 1999, about 15 miles of the old rail bed north from Indianapolis began to be converted into a rail trail. The Monon Trail is a very popular place to walk, run, or bike today.
I shot this on my recent South Broad Ripple excursion, looking northbound from where the trail intersects 54th Street. This is right next to Locally Grown Gardens, which I wrote about last week. I photographed this with my Nikon F2AS and my Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm lens on expired Kodak Tri-X.
Last updated on 4 March 2020 by Jim Grey