National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart

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The National New York Central Railroad Museum (reporting mark NNYX) is a railroad museum located in Elkhart, Indiana dedicated to the preservation of the New York Central Railroad (NYC).

The museum includes several outdoor equipment displays, indoor model railroads, artifacts from the NYC and other railroad related exhibits including educational displays pertaining to the history of railroading. The museum is currently expanding its dedication to the preservation of both local and national railroad heritage. The museum consists of a modified NYC 20th Century Limited train set and freight house built by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (LS&MS) in 1907.
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  • Tucked away in Elkhart, Indiana is a very nicely done railroad museum. The curators have assembled an impressive history of the New York Central System in the area along with quite a collection of...  more »
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  • This Museum was an afternoon well spent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We were able to walk into the trains, read all about this Depot in Elkhart, and enjoyed the amazing model train room. We spent about two hours here just taking our time to read the plaques on the displays, sit on the porch and admire these monsters and imagine traveling by train. Thanks so much for the ability to get a hands on experience!
  • Great place to watch the trains go by. Very reasonable. Not very big but lots of interesting train exhibits inside and out. Friendly staff easy to find and park.

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