Railroad Museum celebrates 25th anniversary with open house

2013-08-30T12:25:00Z Railroad Museum celebrates 25th anniversary with open houseContributed by Loretta Kosloske Marketing Specialist Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum nwitimes.com

NORTH JUDSON | The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, located in North Judson has an exciting schedule of events planned for their 25th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Saturday, September 7th. The fun-filled day begins with a flag ceremony by the American Legion Post #92 and music by the Knox High School Jazz Band. Activities for adults and children continue throughout the day including magic shows, the Fair Oaks Mobile Dairy Classroom, buggy rides, storytelling, corn hole, horseshoes, and motor car rides along with Irish music by the Culver Pipe and Drum Corps and bluegrass music by the Peter Nye Band. A hog roast will begin at 12:00 noon, central time.

Train rides are round-trip runs to English Lake at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, central time, or LaCrosse at 2:45 PM, central time. Passengers ride in vintage cabooses, a passenger coach, or open-air sightseeing cars. The round-trip train excursions travel over five or ten miles, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake, before returning to North Judson. Prices for train rides begin at $5.00.

Before or after a train excursion, be sure to visit the museum and grounds where the admission is always free. Stroll around the grounds to see all types of rolling stock and engines of a by-gone era including the C&O 2789 steam engine. Bring your lawn chairs and relax while enjoying the day’s festivities.

Visit the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum website (www.hoosiervalley.org) for a complete schedule of events. Order train excursion tickets on-line or call the depot (574-896-3950) on Saturdays, 9-4 central time.

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Every purchase helps their continuing efforts to preserve and protect the various railroad artifacts. The museum relies upon sales from the gift shop, ticket sales, donations, and other contributions to carry out a mission of educating the public and sharing the history of railroading in America.

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