& Fox operates the Indian Creek Railroad from
their location northwest of Anderson, Indiana,
to the Florida Station connection with main line
railroad service. Indian Creek Railroad was formed
in 1981 to provide economical shipping of outgoing
grain and incoming bulk fertilizer for Rydman
& Fox customers. The company operates numerous
trains each year headed by their locomotive, #6002,
shown below on a brisk February 2002 morning.
Acquired in 1982, the #6002 is an ex-Southern
Paciic Alco RS11 built in 1959 and rebuilt in
1996. The well maintained RS11 earns its keep
filling hoppers, making up grain trains to be
picked up at Florida Station on Norfolk Southern's
Indian Creek Secondary, and bringing fertilizer
cars back up the hill to the bulk storage facilitiy.