The Gregarious Railfan
Griffith, IN   46319 (population, 16893)             Page 2         Mini Guide

GPS: N 41.52024, W 87.42776   Google map   

Scanner:  CN, 160.590 [32], 160.350 [16], 160.530 [28]     

Railroads:  Canadian National (GTW) Midwest Division, Elsdon Sub MP 36.1; CN (WC) Chicago Terminal Division,
Matteson Sub MP 36.3; CN (GTW) Midwest Division, South Bend Sub  

FRA Info:   Crossing Inventory Report for CN (GTW), Broad St,   PDF  
Crossing Inventory Report for CN (WC), Broad St,   PDF  

Description:  Once, Griffith was the crossing of 5 railroads. Now, although not as busy as its heyday, Griffith still
sees 40 trains a day where 3 separate divisions of CN meet. The Griffith Historical Society maintains a small museum
and equipment display at the junctions More info at RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 40

Nearby RR stuff: A great little hobby shop, G & G Hobbies is located 1 block north on Main St.

Other interesting or fun stuff: The Eire Lackawanna Rail Trail intersects the junction and there is a parking lot
that serves the trail and railfans.

Photo opportunities: The equipment displays and tower provide nice backdrops and abundant sidewalks allow photos
from just about any direction.

regariousness quotient: medium

Local breakfast and lunch: The Corner Café 1 block north, N 41.51890, W 87.42773

Local Fast Food: Schoop’s Hamburgers 1.25 miles north N 41.53739, W 87.43457

Ice Cream: Dairy Queen, 3339 45th St Highland, IN, N 41.53740, W 87.44694; and Sweets & Suds, 235 S Broad
St, Griffith, N 41.51890, W 87.42773

Local Pub and grub:  Monty's Eatery & Pub, 3447 45th St Highland IL N 41.53744, W 87.44536 2 miles to the
NW; Depot Bar & Grill, 520 E Main St, N 41.52279, W 87.42181

Lodging: All the major chains can be found east on US-30 at Merrillville, IN

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Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014
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