Railway Preservation News

Rail Museum Open House
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Author:  L Beckman [ Fri Dec 11, 1998 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Rail Museum Open House

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum will be<br>dedicating their newly constructed 1908-era<br>Chesapeake & Ohio wooden depot at its Open<br>House on Saturday 9/11/99. Light refresh-<br>ments will be served (hot dogs and pop) and<br>train rides will be given over the museums<br>short stretch of trackage using our 1941<br>Whitcomb 44-ton diesel and/or our ex-Erie<br>S-1 Alco pulling our Bessemer (ex-EJ&E) ca-<br>boose #1989 and our Erie-Lackawanna caboose<br>#C345. Our shop building will be open for<br>inspection (current residents are NKP bay<br>window caboose #471, GE 95 ton end cab diesel<br>#11 and C&O K-4 2-8-4 #2789.)<br>

Author:  Rick Rowlands [ Sat Dec 12, 1998 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rail Museum Open House

Where is this rail museum located? Sounds like Indiana?<br><br>


Author:  L Beckman [ Sat Dec 12, 1998 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rail Museum Open House

My apologies gentlemen (and ladies)-<p> The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is located<br>in North Judson, Indiana (northwest corner of<br>the state) at a point where the Erie, the C&O,<br>the Pennsy and the Kankakee Belt Line of the<br>New York Central crossed. The museum is located<br>on the former right of way of the Erie (later<br>Erie-Lackawanna, later still Erie Western and<br>finally Chicago & Indiana) before the track was<br>abandoned and torn up. In 1988, HVRM was looking for a home for its Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 and the old Erie right of way was donated to the mu-<br>seum at that time.<br> Also, a slight update; our GE 95-ton diesel was<br>released from the shop on Saturday 9/4 and will be<br>available to pull caboose trains at the open house<br>on 9/11/99.<br> We would like all of those who can possibly<br>make it for our open house/depot dedication to be<br>our guests; you can't beat the price!!!<br>

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