Inland Steel
Indiana Harbor, Indiana
July 26, 1971

Prior to 1901 this area was undeveloped, except for through lines of the New York Central, Pennsylvania and Elgin, Joliet & Eastern. At that time Inland Steel began contruction of the huge steel plant and associated harbor and canal which eventually became one of the largest in the world. In this view from a Penn Central (by now Amtrak) train on the former New York Central mainline, tracks of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern are visible in the foreground.

This page posted 6/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.