The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Griffin, Indiana(elevation 393') - Telegraph: GF
 Mile Post:  220.0
 Previous Station:  Fords
 Next Station:  Barrett
 Description:  Founded in 1881, the town of Griffin still has its depot.  It is now a gas station/cafe.  The service was very friendly when I visited.  In 1939, southbound trains would stake cars from the Merrimac Oil Company to avoid moving tank cars that were being loaded. 
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures  Trains  
 Date Reached:  1881 - constructed by E&P
 Track Status:  Removed in 1999. 
 RR Facilities:

 Coal House (10' x 8' x 8') - built 1897 - (listed here 1916)

 Wood Depot (40' x 18' x 14') - built 1880 - destroyed by the Tri-State Tornado March 18th, 1925

 Wood Depot - (listed here in 1928, 1944, 1948, and 1957) - still extant

 Livestock Pen - (built 1890)

 Livestock Pen (40 x 32) - built 1897 - (listed here 1916)

 Livestock Pen - (listed here in 1928)

 Siding - with clearance of 1981' 41 cars - (listed here in 1928, 1944, and 1948)

 Siding - with clearance of 1641' 37 cars - (listed here in 1957)

 Siding - no data - (listed here in 1970 and 1978)

 Two Spurs - one each for Custom Farm and Carrett Grain - (listed here in 1970 and 1978)

 Telephone Booth - (listed here in 1957)

 Tool House (12' x 10') - built 1900 - (listed here 1916)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1928, 1944, 1948, 1957, and 1970)

 Customers:

 Custom Farm - Shown here in 1970 and 1978

 Garrett Grain - Shown here in 1970 and 1978

 Merrimac Oil Company - Mentioned here 07-21-1939

 R. Hal Compton Crude Oil Purchasing Company - Mentioned here 05-10-1940

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 Last Updated:  03/30/2016

 

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