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Transportation Company - Muncie & Western - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Muncie & Western - Railroad
Company Name Muncie & Western
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1902
Final Year of Operation 1993
Termination Dissolved
Country United States (Details)
Transportation Company - Muncie & Western - Railroad



Company History: The railroad of Muncie and Western Railroad Company, was incorporated in Indiana, on May 12, 1902. It was a single-track, standard-gauge, steam railroad, located in the city of Muncie, Ind. It is the shortest railroad in the USA.
Nicknamed the “Ball Line” but legally incorporated as the Muncie and Western Railroad, the railroad was operated in the confines of the Ball Corporation’s plant on Muncie’s south side. It was busiest in the days when boxes of Ball glass (Mason) jars home-canned foods filled the family pantry.
The property consists of a belt railroad connecting various railroads with the industries of Muncie. The owned main line is 0.749 of a mile in length. The carrier also owns yard and side tracks totaling 3.181 miles. Its road thus embraces 3.930 miles of all tracks owned.

Brief History:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Muncie & Western - Railroad
Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:57:34. Last edited by gdm on 2021-01-03 06:59:49

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