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A Trip to the National New York Central Museum and much more! 5/16/2013

by Chris Guenzler

I checked out of my motel in Bryan, gassed up the rental car and went to MacDonald's for a Hot Cakes & sausage for breakfast. I got on US Highway 6 and made my first stop just west of Edgerton, Ohio.

A switcher at the grain elevator. I then drove west to Indiana and headed to the Amtrak station in Waterloo.

The Waterloo LSMS Station.

NS 9432 East went through Waterloo as Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited was on approach.

The Lake Shore Limited arrived into Waterloo.

The NS freight heads eastbound. From here I went west to Interstate 69 and went south Indiana Highway 8 into Garret, my next stop.

A B&O Passenger Car.

C&O Caboose 3250.

CSX 6141.

The restored Garrett B&O freight depot has a very nice museum inside of it but wasn't open this early morning.

The park next to the depot has this tower in it. From there I drove to Topeka, Indiana and my next stop.

The Topeka Wabash Station.

Wabash Caboose 2773.

The station and caboose.

Concrete whistlepost.

One last view of the Topeka Wabash Station. From here I took County Road 72 and then found something else to take a picture of.

An Amish buggy went by me on that road. West of Millersburg I came to a stop where the road crossed the Norfolk Southern mainline.

CP Rail 6042 West at Millersburg. From here I made my way to Goshen.

In Goshen this Amish buggy went by me on the way to my next stop.

The New York Central Goshen Freight House. From here I made into Elkhart and my major stop of the day in Indiana.

The National New York Central Museum.

The sign out by the street.

New York Central City of Elkhart.

The offices I would be in after my next picture.

New York Central Wooden Caboose 19211. I went into the offices, paid my fare but had to excuse myself to go outside for some more pictures.

NS 9218 West with a coal train with BNSF power in the consist.

The Elkhart New York Central Station used by Amtrak.

Two more views of the NS 9218 West running through Elkhart. I went back inside the office before I toured this unique museum.

Views inside the City of Elkhart.

They have very nice display cases in this museum.

Views of these displays.

There is a small model railroad here.

The walls have many great displays.

Map of the New York Central System showing the 20th Century Limited.

This map shows the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern.

The steam engine in the wall.

There is a New York Central Timeline above the display cases so always look up when you are in a museum.

New York Central Dining Car China.

Picture of the Elkhart Passenger station.

Locomotive Bell and locomotive headlight.

Early locomotive in America.

Another view of the steam engine in the wall.

The New York Central System emblem.

More New York Central displays.

New York Central lanterns.

New York Central Freight House sign.

A few more paintings and pictures can always be seen in this museum.

Tools of a railroad track worker.

Three more display cases.

Baggage cart display.

More New York Central Dining Car China.

The famous New York Central front and rear of their trains.

Model of a New York Central Steam Engine.

The Mohawk was a famous New York Central Steam Engine.

Cases of model trains.

Tools of the track workers.

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