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Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad

Location: CR 250 & SR 39, south La Porte. (La Porte County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau.

ID# : 46.1995.1

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Proposed in 1905 as a 742 mile, straight-line, high speed route, without crossings; estimated ten hours travel time at a cost of ten dollars. Just under twenty miles, between La Porte and Chesterton, were constructed, 1906-1911.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor