Railroads deal with tracks washed out in flood

June 11, 2008
Two Indiana railway companies have been forced to either suspend or cut back service as they deal with floodwaters that washed out gravel under tracks through Johnson County, reports the Daily Journal.

Indianapolis-based The Indiana Rail Road Co. cut back service so workers could stabilize tracks with crushed rock between Bloomington and Indianapolis. It was able to deliver coal through the county to Indianapolis Power & Light over the weekend. The rail company normally sends four to six trains daily through Johnson County.

Jeffersonville-based Louisville & Indiana Railroad suspended service through Whiteland so tracks could be inspected and repairs made. The railroad normally sends four trains through the Johnson County town daily, hauling commercial freight, including plastics and grain. Trains could begin running again later this week.

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