Grand Defunct Railroad 7
In Iowa, United States
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This cache highlights a private collection of vintage railroad cars and equipment. The collection includes a caboose, yard service car, signals and signs.
The site of the collection is located about a third of a mile (about 4 blocks) east of where the old Wabash Rail Line was located.
This leg of the Wabash Line ran twice daily from where it met the main Wabash Line in Moulton to Ottumwa. This line served these towns and the towns in between such as West Grove, Bloomfield, Belknap and a small coal mining community near the Wapello/Davis County line known as Carbon.
The line was discontinued in 1982 but much of the railroad grade is still visible. Some of the grade and the bridge that carried the line across the Des Moines River has been converted for pedestrian use as part of the Ottumwa Trail System.
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Last Updated: on 5/23/2015 3:18:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:18 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum