Museum Response to Nickel Plate Trail


Released February 28, 2017

Updated March 6, 2017


Media Release

February 28, 2017



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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – With the announcement of plans by the Cities of Fishers and Noblesville to convert the local landmark, Nickel Plate railroad to a walking and biking trail, the area is at risk of losing a major […]

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2016 Polar Bear Express – 11/15/2016 – For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Museum Business Office
317 773 6000
2016 Polar Bear Express Decision
After 20 years of making holiday memories, the Indiana Transportation Museum’s board of directors has officially declared that the family-favorite Polar Bear Express will not operate this year.

In lieu of Polar Bear Express, the Museum will be offering a new holiday event, Polar Bear […]

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Museum Update – 10/4/2016 – For Immediate Release

The Board of Directors of the Indiana Transportation Museum is releasing the following update regarding current affairs as of 10/4/2016.



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2016 FairTrain – For Immediate Release

As of August 3, 2016, the Indiana Transportation Museum is releasing the following statement to its customers, volunteers, stakeholders and the media regarding the 2016 FairTrain to the Indiana State Fair.

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Museum Update and Media Response

As of June 13, 2016, the Indiana Transportation Museum is releasing the following PDF as an update regarding the operation and recent media coverage.


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Fall P ress Release

The Indiana Transportation Museum is releasing the attached press release to the media as of Sept. 28, 2015. The museum is a nonprofit institution dedicated to engaging and inspiring future generations through historic, immersive train ride experiences. The museum extends sincere gratitude to all whom elect to publish this content. Furthermore, our team will be […]

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Nickel Plate Road 587 Update – Summer 2015

It’s Here…
You’ve asked and waited, and we’re more than excited to share. Read about the latest progress on our efforts to return the iconic steam locomotive, Nickel Plate Road 587, back to service. Read all about the labor intensive rebuild of the engine’s smokebox, which is now brand new. We are excited to be entering […]

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Current Newsletter- Looking Ahead to A New Season

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By |March 22nd, 2015|Newsletters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Note- Museum Grounds at Forest Park Closed during the Indiana State Fair

August has come, and the Fairtrain presented by the Indiana Transportation Museum is in full swing! During the Indiana State Fair, our museum grounds located in Forest Park will remain closed until the weekend of August 23rd when we resume our regular operations.

You may catch the FairTrain during this time in Fishers at 116600 Municipal […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fallen Flag- Virginia Tappan “Ginny” Duncan

It is with heavy hearts to report that Ginny Duncan, longtime member and volunteer at the Indiana Transportation Museum, passed away yesterday. Ginny had volunteered at the Indiana Transportation Museum alongside her husband Bill Duncan for many years. Ginny filled a number of roles throughout her time volunteering with us, all of which involved serving […]

By |July 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments