2018-04-11 / Local News

Linden Depot Museum marks 25th year with celebration

Comet staff report

Friday, April 13, marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Linden Depot Museum. This is an opportunity to see the progress on the steam engine: the wheels have been delivered and are on the display track ready to receive the horizontal boiler, which will be coming any day, and the vertical firebox which is sitting nearby waiting to be installed.

Everyone is invited to the anniversary party, which will extend throughout the weekend from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-15. There will be a special exhibit on display that shows the renovation of the Depot in 1993 when it was being prepared to open as a museum.

The restored 1909 Depot features displays of railroad items from 1832 to the present. Many of the items are related to the Nickel Plate and Monon Railroads, the two railroads the depot was built to serve. The additional building, which was opened to the public in 2014, features a large HO model railroad attraction with four operating trains, a blimp, trolley, monorail and hot-air balloon as well as an animated carnival and an animated circus. On the grounds of the museum, in addition to the steam engine construction project, are four 100-year old semaphores, a Nickel Plate caboose, a CSX Caboose, and additional signs and signals.

For information, visit LindenDepotMuseum.org.

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