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[drgw] Re: "Hoosier" jimfitch@juno.c... (James R Fitch) 1998-12-30 20:45:44
[drgw] Re: "Hoosier" Chipeta70@aol.c... 1999-01-03 01:41:31
[drgw] Re: "Hoosier" Dave Bontrager (dabontrager@msn.c...) 1999-01-03 07:46:22
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From: jimfitch@juno.c... (James R Fitch)
Date: 1998-12-30 20:45:44
Subject: [drgw] Re: "Hoosier"

From: jimfitch@juno.c... (James R Fitch)

Ed,



Funny you should mention this. I am an Indiana University Alumnus twice
over and still don't have a good handle on what Hoosier signifies. Yes,
it is what you call someone from southern Indiana and it has something to
do with the slang of the spoken language, probably in the 1800's or early
1900's. "The Hoosier Line" a moniker used by the Monon Railroad and "The
Hoosier" was the name of it's crack passenger train if I remember
correctly. There is a very active Historical Society and you can
probably get some good information if you contact them. Many of the
Model Railroading publications list the addresses of the active
historical societies so I suggest you look them up and contact them.



Good luck,



Jim Fitch
(formerly of Bloomington, Indiana)
Syracuse, NY
Rio Grande - Grande Junction to Castle Gate (1960's - 1996)

On Sat, 02 Jan 99 20:51:45 PST "Eddie Stavleu" <stavleu@powerup.c....au>
writes:
>From: "Eddie Stavleu" <stavleu@powerup.c....au>
>
>I know itts not D&RGW But can anyone tell me what is a Hoosier?
>
>Other than an inhabident of the state of Indianna. I thinnk MONOM
>is
>the Hoosier line
>There was a special train that had Hoosier in it's name. But what is
>a
>Hoosier ?
>Can not find it any place.
>
>Happy 1999 . Conntact me off the list if there are any answers,
>thanks
>Eddie
>
>
>Eddie Stavleu
>Wynnum West
>Australia
>RIO in "N Scale"
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