Bad Track, And Then There’s Bad Track
Can you imagine engineering a locomotive through 51 miles of track in this condition?
Ambling at a slower speed, the Pioneer Lines #1603 works her way through the brush on rails that were laid as far back as 1890!
Originally built over swamp ground, much of the track is in disrepair as can be seen here.
The Maumee and Western Railroad (MAW) operated between Woodburn, Indiana and Liberty Center, Ohio. The Class III line was then purchased by Pioneer Rail Corporation and is slowly being repaired.
The previous owners put little money into the line.The track is in terrible shape and has not had maintenance for over 60 years at least.
Let us know if you live near by or have seen trains and engines rumbling down these tracks. We would love to hear your thoughts!