The Gregarious Railfan
Frankfort, IN   46041 (population, 16,422)                Page 2

GPS: N 40.28258, W 86.51806   Google Map   

Scanner:   NS 160.440, 160.635; CSX 160.560, 160.785  

Railroads:  Norfolk Southern Lake Division, Frankfort Sub;  CSX Great Lakes Division, Frankfort Sub

FRA Info:   Crossing Inventory Report for NS, Bunnell St,   PDF

Description: The west end of the NS (ex NKP) Frankfort rail yard is the location of a unique signal at the
junction of the NS and CSX.  That signal is THE reason for this page. There are only about 3 trains per day in town.

Photo opportunities: You can get a relatively close shot without trespassing on RR property just northeast of the
junction on Vandalia Ave.

Gregariousness quotient: low  

Ice Cream:  Glover's Ice Cream Inc,**   705 W Clinton S,  N 40.28029, W 86.51907;  ** not Sure if this Company
serves the public or is wholesale only, but posted it anyway.

Pub and Grub: Main Street Pub and Eatery, 58 N Main St, N 40.28129, W 86.51197

Lodging: Super 8, 1875 W. SR. 28, N 40.27877, W 86.54029

Personal observations: This is just a unique signal and one reason for a railfan to visit Frankfort if you were in the
area near Indianapolis.  This page is also an example of how one photograph can generate an interest beyond all
expectations.  The photograph below inspired me to stop in Frankfort, IN on a recent railfan trip to Terre Haute.
Thus I created this page and shared some photos with Todd Sestero of
RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S. who did some
further reseach and created HIS page. All of which proves that all kinds of railfanning can be fun.
"Christmas Tree" signal at Frankfort
“Why not enjoy the little things, there are so many of them.” - Katherine Hepburn
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014
TRAINS November 2014
Photo Op
This picture of the signal in TRAINS Magazine Nov 2014,
by John E. Traxler inspired me to create this page.
Do you have info that you could share with me. I would welcome suggestions, additions, or corrections to this page (or
any page).  New info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at