Railroad Symposia Essays
In 2001, 2003 and 2005, the Midwest Railroad Research Center of the Indiana Historical Society hosted a biennial series of symposia on railroad history sponsored by The Indiana Rail Road Co. The following essays were presented by their authors at these events, and have been made available for download.
2001 Railroad Symposium: The Interurbans
Interstate Public Service—Your Neighborhood Interurban by Jerry Marlette
Moonlight in Duneland: Marketing the South Shore Line in the 1920s by Stephen McShane
Reflections On The Interurban Era by William Middleton
2003 Railroad Symposium: Union Stations
A Tale of Three Cities: The Union Stations of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati by Jeffrey T. Darbee
The History of Union Station by James R. Hetherington
The Future of High-Speed Rail Travel by George M. Smerk
2005 Railroad Symposium: Lincoln and the Railroads
Abraham Lincoln as a Railroad Attorney by James W. Ely Jr.
Lincoln and the Rock Island Bridge Case by James W. Ely Jr.
Abraham Lincoln and the Problem of Progress by Andrew Cayton