The speechs made at the 1912 opening of the new bridge are very interesting,in particular the one by
following the 1910 expansion,in 1918 the yards were again expanded, the present day 24stall roundhouse and turntable were built. a new gen. Mgr./chief engineer (promoted to president and general manager in 1938) Mr W.S.Campbell started and exspanded an industial developmentprogram. his twenty-eight year rein (1917-1945) resulted in the K&ITRR serving over 200 industries. perhapes the most notable, the rubbertown complex. following Mr campbell (1944)the next 20 years an astute former Southern R.R. man MR. C.W, Ashby, retained and refined the fine and industrial base by Mr.Campbell. then on board came a former B&O man , MR.JJ GAYNOR,in 1964 and he upheld the fine traditons of the former president/gen managers Mr young, mitchell,campbell, and Ashby untill the southern purchase of 12-31-81
From 1900 to 1938 the president of the K & I was always one of the ownerslines`s presidents. the man in charge locally was titled Chief Engineer/GenManager until Mr campbell`s 1938 change in title to President general manager.Earlier i told how in 1910 the viaducks were built from the bridge tomarket street where the tracks narrowed down from about 50 to 3 tracks.in 1931, after much pressure from the city ,moore viaducks were constructed,five of them market street to and including broadway. the pennsylvania R.R. viaducks from their fourteenth street bridge past broadway were constructed around this 1931 period also. then in 1937 the K & I built two moore viaducks at 18th strret and 22nd street. another interesting thing about the K&ITRRhistory is that for thirty plus years 1885-1929 their bridge was the only way to cross the ohio river at louisville for horse wagons and automobile traffic.The opening in 1929 of the second street municipal bridge (also a toll bridge)did not materially affect the K & I bridge tolls. however, when the shermanMenton bridge opened tolls diminshed greatly and forced the elimination oftoll collectors.seventy five thousand car crossings had dropped to 17,000 in 1969.an honor system of toll-collections then failed, and when an overweighttruck almost went in the river, the roadways were permanently closed in 1979.
The name change to Kentucky and Indiana Terminal Railroad Company, bears explaining.
Prior to 1900 each road (Southern and B&O ) did their own switching in the youngstown yard with