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PRR's Vandalia Line Remains

  • Posted by tom mann
  • on 26 August 2014
  • 13 images

See what is left of the PRR's North-South Vandalia Line, including photos of the surviving depot.


The Pennsylvania’s Vandalia Line terminated in South Bend across the street from Studebaker’s headquarters at this station. The PRR also serviced Studebaker from tracks that were just west of the station.



Former loading dock which was serviced by a spur off the PRR Vandalia Line just east of Franklin and north of Calvert.

Location of former PRR spur east of Franklin and north of Calvert.


Former PRR spur on west side of Franklin and north of Calvert. This spur serviced several different industries at one time.

Another industrial building on South Bend’s south side, off Franklin.


Remains of former PRR Vandalia Line, active into circa 2006 with the Norfolk Southern to reach Hanson Cold Storage south of Ewing. NS reached this former PRR trackage via a connection off the former NJI&I near Indiana Avenue. In 2014 NS filed a petition to abandon this trackage from a point east of Prairie Avenue citing now shipments for at least two years.

Remains of former PRR Vandalia Line looking north from Ewing


Remains of former PRR Vandalia Line looking south from Calvert.