In Which I View the Tulip Trestle in Solsberry Indiana

On my recent road trip, I took a ride through Southern Indiana to see the Tulip Trestle located near the small community of Solsberry in Greene County.

Tulip Trestle Solsberry Indiana

At 157 feet high and almost a half mile long, the Viaduct is an amazing piece of local history that has been in continuous use since being built over 100 years ago in 1906.  An average of four freight trains a day pass over this trestle with spectacular pastoral views above Richland Creek.  The cost to build was about $250,000.  That would be over 20 million today.  Quite an undertaking!

Observation Deck

Stone Plaque honoring the Greene County Foundation and the Helms Family

The #1504 was the last Steam Locomotive to cross the trestle.  It is a Pacific Type 4-6-2A,  Model P-5-A.  It was built in 1919 and could travel speeds up to 70 miles per hour.  In its heyday, it hauled passenger trains in and out of Florida.  Today it has been restored and can be seen at the Prime Osborn Convention Center  in Jacksonville Florida.

The #1504 Steam Locomotive

The Long View

A view from below

Watch a train cross the Tulip Trestle

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