The National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, Indiana

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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The New York Central Railroad is one of the most classic railroads in the history of the railroad in the United States of America.  The railroad was famous for its upscale passenger trains and fancy steam locomotives.  It was also known for its speedy trains avoiding most of the mountain regions of the states it served.  With all these great trains would it be great to have a museum to keep the memories of the New York Central Railroad alive.  The good news is that there is a museum… in Indiana?

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Why is the National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and not in the state of New York?  That is a very good question.  The answer is because Elkhart was hub for the railroad having a huge railyard, the second largest yard east of the Mississippi River, that is still in use today although now by the…

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