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    • Train and boxcars

    • Railroad locomotives; Vaughn Drive; Railroad freight cars; Railroad sidings; Railroad cars; Madison (Ind.);
    • West bound train on Vaughn Drive at Mill Street. Visible in photo is locomotive "8606" and box cars on siding located where the old freight depot once stood. The picture was taken about 1949.
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church

    • Churches; Church schools; Catholic churches; Costigan, Frances; Stone buildings
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church and school, Madison, Indiana. The beautiful Gothic-style church was built in 1839 and may have been designed by Francis Costigan, a member of the congregation. Postcard dated circa 1910
    • "Island Queen"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boat; Steamboat accidents; Ohio River
    • The "Island Queen" glides down the Ohio near Madison, Indiana. She was built in 1925 and for more than 20 years, she carried "day trippers" on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Coney Island. She also ran excursions along the inland waterways...
    • Steam Shovel

    • Steam shovels; Bridges; Ohio River; Road construction
    • Steam shovel is seen chopping away at the hillside opposite of Madison, Indiana, where a new road is being made to connect with the Madison-Milton Bridge.
    • Locomotive

    • Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Engineers; People; Steam engines
    • The engine, and what appears to be the engineer leaning against the front of the train. Photograph taken circa 1920s
    • Madison-Milton Bridge and the Margaret J.

    • Tugboats; Ferries; Bridge docks; Boats; Milton; Madison-Milton Bridge
    • The old "Margaret J" is seen from the Milton side of the river. She is pushing the hull of the former ferryboat, "Trimble". The towboat "Inland" is making its way down the river. In the distance, at the far left, can be seen a piling being built...
    • "Indiana"

    • Ferries; Ohio River; Lamb, Indiana; Carrollton, Kentucky; Riverboats; Rivers
    • The ferry boat "Indiana" plies the river past Madison, Indiana. She, no doubt, is headed up-river where she worked the Carrollton, Kentucky to Lamb, Indiana trade.
    • Work Sheds

    • Railroads; Inclined railroads; Railroad cuts; Bridges; Railroad tracks
    • Work sheds were placed along the tracks to hold equipment and tools. Workers sometimes took shelter in them. Sheds much like these were used to house hand-cars, also. Photograph taken 1930s
    • Shanty Boat

    • Shantyboats; Boats; Rivers; Steam; Houseboats
    • Here you can see one of the many shanty boats that dotted the shoreline of the Ohio River. In the distance you can see a barge pushing cargo up the river. Photograph taken circa 1920
    • Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroads; Cog railroads; Railroad tracks
    • W.F. Guthrie reported, "In 1862 they had a cog track laid between the rails on the inclined place and a wheel fitting in the cogs to draw the cars up and let them down again. Sometimes they would break loose and come flying down the hill and...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroad cuts; Horse railroads; Hills; Railroads
    • This picture gives you an idea of the scope of the incline. In the early days of the railroad, engines were not strong enough or heavy enough to adhere to the tracks. The only means of pulling the train up the incline was horse power. On March 6,...

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