Former loading dock which was serviced by a spur off the PRR Vandalia Line just east of
Franklin and north of Calvert.
Former NJI&I depot and administrative offices on Western Avenue
west of Harris Street.
Art deco front of former Bendix headquarters, now part of Bosch. It’s future is uncertain
as of 2014 as parts of this historic auto parts manufacturing facility are demolished.
Former New Jersey, Indiana, & Illinois Railroad (NJI&I)
roundhouse just west of Olive Street on South Bend’s southwest
side. The NJI&I was originally owned and operated by the Singer
Corporation and it was later sold to the Wabash. Nowadays what is
left of the NJI&I is operated by NS.
Industrial locomotive once used by South Bend Sand & Gravel on
display alongside Bendix Drive and the NICTD line to the South Bend
Remains of grade crossing of the South Shore where it crossed North Kenmore Street in
an industrial park west of Bendix Drive and southeast of the airport. The South Shore
serviced the Hedwin Corporation in this area which received plastic pellets.
The track that continues forward from Walnut Avenue is the NS line
that went to Hanson Cold Storage via the former PRR Vandalia Line
connection. Indiana Avenue is to the south. It is using the ROW of
the former SJSB&S (NYC). The NJI&I paralleled it to the
south and on the other side the shortline Indiana Northern
paralleled it on the north. The spur that curves off to the left
services today the Omnisource scrapyard which has its own switcher.
At one time the NYC had a freight station and yard on the site
occupied by the scrap yard operation.
This view looks east along the former SJSB&S track in the NS
era where it crosses Prairie Avenue, just north of Indiana Avenue.
This track will soon curve south to reach what is left of the
former PRR Vandalia Line to where it is severed a mile away at the
Hanson Cold Storage facility. NS recently applied to abandon this
track east of this point due to no freight traffic over it for at
least two years. To the north and parallel to this track ran the
NJI&I which serviced Studebaker and later Allied Stamping that
took over much of the Studebaker plant until Allied went under in
Looking west from Prairie Avenue along the former SJSB&S (NYC)
track with a boxcar on the spur alongside the South Bend Tribune
warehouse. This track will be abandoned soon east of this point
according to a filing by NS with the STB.