This view looks south across the former South Shore Line spur into
South Bend Sand & Gravel. In the distance is busy Lincolnway
Way West. The track on the right or west belongs to NICTD and it
will continue onto the South Bend airport station. This track now
used by NICTD at one time was also used by freight trains of the
South Shore to reach an industrial park alongside Bendix Drive.
Another view of the former spur into South Bend Gravel.
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.
Another remnant of the South Shore track that serviced the industrial park near the
airport. This view looks west from North Kenmore.
South Shore and later NICTD track. Originally built by the South Shore to reach freight
customers and later used by NICTD to access the South Bend airport terminal. The
former Bendix factory-a South Shore customer at one time-is in the background.
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.
The track on the left or south was the former South Shore lead to its original downtown
South Bend station and coach yard as well as multiple freight customers. The track on
the right was used to service Bendix. In later years the South Shore successor freight
operator used it to store coal hoppers. When passenger service was cut back to a new
building shared with Amtrak in 1971 on the outskirts of west South Bend the track on the
left became the track to reach the new station at Meade and Washington. After NICTD
relocated to the South Bend airport terminal in the 1990s Amtrak continues to use this
Former Conrail/NYC track that crossed the South Shore to reach Bendix. Bendix (now
Bosch) is no longer rail served.
Former South Shore track that serviced Bendix.
This train station served both the South Shore Line after it abandoned its trackage into
downtown South Bend in 1971 as well as Amtrak. The track that goes alongside the
station at one time continued on into downtown South Bend along street trackage for
much of its route. The station today continues to serve as Amtrak’s South Bend station.
Amtrak runs on the former NYC tracks to the right or south on today’s NS.