Frankfort, IN 46041 (population, 16,422)
GPS: N 40.28258, W 86.51806 Google Map
Scanner: NS 160.440, 160.635; CSX 160.560, 160.785
Railroads: Norfolk Southern Lake Division, Frankfort Sub; CSX Great Lakes Division, Frankfort Sub
Description: The west end of the NS (ex NKP) Frankfort rail yard is the location of a unique signal at the
junction of the NS and CSX. That signal is THE reason for this page. There are only about 3 trains per day in town.
Photo opportunities: You can get a relatively close shot without trespassing on RR property just northeast of the
junction on Vandalia Ave.
Pub and Grub: Main Street Pub and Eatery, 58 N Main St, N 40.28129, W 86.51197
Lodging: Super 8, 1875 W. SR. 28, N 40.27877, W 86.54029
Personal observations: This is just a unique signal and one reason for a railfan to visit Frankfort if you were in the
area near Indianapolis. This page is also an example of how one photograph can generate an interest beyond all
expectations. The photograph below inspired me to stop in Frankfort, IN on a recent railfan trip to Terre Haute.
Thus I created this page and shared some photos with Todd Sestero of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S. who did some
further reseach and created HIS page. All of which proves that all kinds of railfanning can be fun.
"Christmas Tree" signal at Frankfort
This picture of the signal in TRAINS Magazine Nov 2014,
by John E. Traxler inspired me to create this page.
Overview from Google Maps
Todd Sestero's Map of Frankfort IN
Crossing Tower, 1950s? Maybe before
Crossing today, 2015 same view
Note the Coal Tower in both pictures
The coal tower today
Google Street View image
|Look close at the top for the NKP Logo