• Steam in Indiana?

  • Discussion of steam locomotives from all manufacturers and railroads
Discussion of steam locomotives from all manufacturers and railroads

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  by johnthefireman
 
I'm going to be in South Bend, Indiana, for three months in spring 2013, February through April. Anybody got any advice on steam opportunities in the area - railway museums, operating steam locos, etc? I've been looking on the internet, but I usually find that advice from someone who knows the area is more valuable than random googling.

Thanks!
John
  by edbear
 
Find the TRAINS MAGAZINE from 3-4 years ago which had a state by state listing of steam, tourist and museums. Maybe you could start from there. If you like autos, remember South Bend was the home of Studebaker and you aren't too far from Auburn as in Auburn-Cord-Dusenberg cars and there's a museum to them there.
South Bend also was served by the New Jersey, Indiana & Illinois short line.
  by CarterB
 
I ditto and highly recommend a trip from South Bend over to the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, IL, well worth it!!\
Nothing steam operating, but close to South Bend is http://www.elkhartindiana.org/department/?fDD=54-0
  by johnthefireman
 
Thanks, everybody, for all these recommendations which I will definitely follow up.