Even More South Shore Pictures


These four images are of an accident that happened in South Bend at 7:10pm, April 14, 1967. A week later, April 21, 1967 at 3:00am another accident occurred in the same general area involving a single unit train. Car #18 was eastbound when somewhere around Bendix the train lost both power and brakes. The train, Motorman Lloyd Powers at the controls, was unable to stop. Striking several automobiles and one truck during the journey and injuring 9 people, including Powers, the train slammed into the loading dock and storage building of LaSalle Salvage Company, 311 E. LaSalle. Motorman Powers was found 120 feet west of the final resting place of the car. He jumped from the run away train and broke both legs and numerous other injuries. The automobile pictured, a Studebaker, was one that was there to be salvaged. A week later, April 21, 1967, another one car train lost it brakes at College Street and rolled all the way to the yard at Lasalle and Hydraulic Street. It crashed through a barrier, took out a utility pole and through an earthen embankment. Although incidents of brake failure were rare, it ended the South Shore's experiment with one coach trains. These images are courtsey of Jack Frame of Raleigh, North Carolina.



Westbound train somewhere between Grandview and Lydick.





February 15, 1988, westbound freight with Little Joe #803 in the lead. Train is just west of the Grandview crossing.






Left: June 8, 1975, freight locomotive derailment at a turnout north of Lincolnway West and Bendix Drive. Today this track serves the South Shore Passenger station at South Bend Regional Airport. There is no longer freight operations on it. Right: For many years the South Shore ran in the streets on Bendix Drive. April 6, 1975 find a local freight southbound. Today the tracks run along the east side of Bendix Drive.


Terre Coupee, between Lydick and New Carlisle, was a point of interchange between the South Shore and New York Central. Left and Right: November 17, 1975, crew of South Shore is getting ready to move cars for pick up. Below: Freight has set out the cars and is returning to pick up its caboose, which is visible to the right of the picture. The building in the background is, today, know as Unifrax.


South Shore freight motors #705 and #707 with a local freight, westbound in front of Bendix, street running in Westmoor Street, April 6, 1975.






Left: Prototype sectional track. The year is 1975 and the sections of track have been set along Westmoor. Soon the line relocation a few feet north would eliminate the street running along Bendix and Westmoor. Right: August 1962 and car # 105 cruises down LaSalle Street. The depot can be seen in the distance.

South Shore MU#31 leading a Wisconsin Railfans excursion at the South Bend Freight House, December 29, 1968. The freight house was located east of Olive Street, south of Washington Street.





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