Central Railroad of Indiana

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Central Railroad Company of Indiana
Reporting mark CIND
Locale Indiana, Ohio
Dates of operation 1992[1]–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 96 miles (154 km)
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio

Central Railroad Company of Indiana (reporting mark CIND) is a Class III short-line railroad that operates 96 miles (154 km)[1] of track in Southeastern Indiana and Southwestern Ohio.

Beginning in Shelby County, Indiana, the line runs generally southeast from Shelbyville through the towns of Prescott, Waldron and Saint Paul, then the Decatur County towns of Adams, Greensburg and New Point. At this point a short stretch of the line passes east through the extreme southwestern corner of Franklin County, then heads southeast through the Ripley County communities of Batesville, Morris, Spades and Sunman, and the Dearborn County towns of Weisburg, Kennedy, Guilford and Greendale.

The line runs adjacent to CSX Transportation's former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Cincinnati to St. Louis main line from CIND MP 2.5 (Storrs) to MP 17.7 (Valley Jct.).

The trackage is formerly part of the CCC&St.L (Big Four Railroad), part of what was the New York Central Railroad, later Penn Central Corporation and most recently Conrail.

Central Railroad of Indiana is a subsidiary of RailAmerica, having been acquired in 2000.[1]

The majority of the railroad's traffic comes from grain, as well as chemical products, steel, and completed automobiles. The CIND hauled around 8,500 carloads in 2008.[1]

Mileposts and control points[edit]

2.5 Storrs
2.9 CP West Oak
4.5 CP Wade
10.6 Delhi
12.0 Fernbank
13.2 Addyston
15.3 North Bend
16.1 Cleves
17.7 Valley
19.5 Elizabethtown
20.5 State Line (IN/OH)
22.3 CP 22
27.9 Guilford
30.4 Ross
36.8 Weisburg
39.9 Sunman
45.3 Morris
46.2 Hyde
47.8 Batesville
54.0 New Point
62.8 Greensburg
67.8 Adams
72.7 St. Paul
75.3 Waldron
82.8 Shelbyville (Begin CSX trackage rights)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine (Kalmbach Publishing). June 2010.