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Indiana Transportation Museum

Railroads transformed America with ribbons of steel, linking communities and moving people and commodities from coast to coast. The Indiana Transportation Museum preserves this legacy by immersing guests in moving experiences. It links destinations throughout Central Indiana, offering unique cultural encounters. ITM engages and inspires future generations through the art, science and technological innovation of the railroad.

Indiana Transportation Museum

The Indiana Transportation Museum maintains a static museum of railroad motive power and rolling stock, most of which have ties to the central Indiana region through fallen flags such as the Nickel Plate Road and the Monon. Located in Noblesville, Indiana, north of Indianapolis, the museum features first generation diesel-electrics, overhead electric interurbans, heavyweight and streamlined passenger equipment, and numerous freight cars and cabooses. The ITM also operates a number of excursions along 34 miles of former Nickel Plate Road track: from 39th Street in Indianapolis in the south to Tipton, Indiana, in the north. Originally built for the Indianapolis & Peru Railroad, today the line is owned by the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority. Despite previous connections to the Norfolk Southern in Tipton and CSX Transportation in Indianapolis, today the segment is isolated from the major rail network.

Click to see Noblesville museum grounds plotted on a Google Maps page

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This page was updated on 2016-04-29