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Indiana Transportation Museum We are an open-air museum providing the full context of a 20th century railroad through experiences on the Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad.
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Rails Around Indiana book to be released soon.
01/27/2020

Rails Around Indiana book to be released soon.

RAILS AROUND INDIANA: Nickel Plate steam returned to Frankfort in 1991 when former NKP 2-8-2 #587 was operated on a pair of weekend round trips between Frankfort and Muncie June 29-30. The 587 was owned by the Indiana Transportation Museum at the time, and had been restored to operating condition in 1988. She departs Frankfort on June 30th under a perfect plume of coal smoke, trailing her former L&N tool car, and 10 former ATSF Budd-built stainless steel cars. (Michael C Kelly)
Rails Around Indiana will be released April 1, 2020, with 296 pages filled with nearly 800 all-color photos. Order your copy today, and it will come signed by one or both authors: http://michaelckelly.net/?p=2366

01/26/2020
A Tribute to NKP 587

A tribute to ITM’s NKP 587 Steam Locomotive.

hello everyone, this a tribute to my favorite steam locomotive, Nickel Plate Road 587. hope you enjoy. Song used: (I Just) Died In Your Arms-The Cutting Crew...

01/08/2020
NKP 587 To Logansport 1988

On September 17th and 18th of 1988 saw 587 Steam Locomotive make its inaugural passenger runs. These runs would be held in conjunction with the Hoosier Celebration taking place in Logansport IN and would run over Conrail’s Ex Pennsy line between Indianapolis and Logansport. Wouldn’t be wonderful for the 587 to be a part of Logansport Iron Horse Festival? Video provided by long time volunteer Les McConnell.
Contributions to the restoration of the 587 can be made at www.itm.org.

On September 17th and 18th of 1988, saw 587 making its inaugural passenger runs. These runs would be held in conjunction with the Hoosier Celebration taking ...

12/31/2019
NKP 587 Tulip Trestle Trip 1988

On October 29th, 1988, Following 587's successful first excursions, 587 pulled an excursion to an Indiana University Big 10 Football game vs Iowa held in Bloomington Indiana. After the passengers had detrained, several Locals boarded the train for a Special excursion that went over the Tulip Trestle, located 40 miles from Bloomington. This footage was shot and provided by longtime ITM Member Les McConnell. ©2019 Indiana Transportation Museum

To donate to the restoration of the Nickel Plate 587, go to www.itm.org and click on the donate button.

#FireUp587

On October 29th, 1988, Following 587's successful first excursions, 587 pulled an excursion to an Indiana University Big 10 Football game vs Iowa held in Blo...

12/06/2019
FairTrain 1983

The inaugural ITM 1983 Indiana State Fair Train. It is incredible to see Governor Orr, Lt. Gov. Mutz, Indianapolis Mayor Hudnut, and Carmel Mayor Reiman singing the praises of ITM and the Fair Train! These are political giants in Indiana history with streets named after them! And they are all in one video for one purpose - to praise ITM and the Fair Train! The first couple of years of the Fair Train ran out of Carmel Indiana on the Monon, “The Hoosier Line”. This was a memorable way to ride to the Indiana State Fair that no longer is available for future generations to enjoy. Look for more Fair Train posts.

In 1983, the Indiana Transportation Museum did something that no other State, Railroad, or Museum had done, or has done since; ITM operated a train out of Ca...

Thank you for sharing Tanya. The 587 steam locomotive.  🚂.  Send us your ITM pictures through the years and we will repo...
11/20/2019

Thank you for sharing Tanya. The 587 steam locomotive. 🚂. Send us your ITM pictures through the years and we will repost them here for everyone to enjoy again.

❤️ Gregory Hatcher

Since the 1980s, the Indiana Transportation Museum has been running the Polar Bear Express during the holiday season for...
11/05/2019

Since the 1980s, the Indiana Transportation Museum has been running the Polar Bear Express during the holiday season for the delight of countless families over the years on the Nickel Plate Road in Noblesville, Fishers and Indianapolis and the Kokomo to Logansport line. Due to reasons beyond our control, we will not be offering this event this year. Please go to www.itm.org and this page for future events and thank you for your patronage over the years. We look forward to offering you future events.

Today's 4:30P and 7P trips in Kokomo are full.You can still join us on our 2PM trip TODAY for only $25 per ticket! Visit...
12/19/2018

Today's 4:30P and 7P trips in Kokomo are full.

You can still join us on our 2PM trip TODAY for only $25 per ticket! Visit www.polarbear.express to get your tickets!

Photo Credit: Kokomo Tribune

Today's 4:30P and 7P trips in Kokomo are full.

You can still join us on our 2PM trip TODAY for only $25 per ticket! Visit www.polarbear.express to get your tickets!

Photo Credit: Kokomo Tribune

Grace & Grant: Santa and Mrs. Claus have received your letters.Yes, mail still runs on the Polar Bear Express train!
12/14/2018

Grace & Grant: Santa and Mrs. Claus have received your letters.

Yes, mail still runs on the Polar Bear Express train!

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo
12/09/2018

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo

12/06/2018

Treat your family to Christmas on the rails! Ride the Polar Bear Express from now through December 23. Departing Kokomo, IN and Tell City, IN.

All daylight coach tickets (11:30P, 1P, 2P, and 3:30P) now $25 ea.

Tickets ---> www.polarbear.express

50% off coach tickets for our 1pm and 6pm trips in Kokomo today. Visit www.polarbear.express to get yours now.
12/02/2018

50% off coach tickets for our 1pm and 6pm trips in Kokomo today. Visit www.polarbear.express to get yours now.

Fun times today at the Polar Bear Express
12/02/2018

Fun times today at the Polar Bear Express

M Lisa Janczewski

Two great deals going on for the Polar Bear Express. Use these coupon codes at checkout...CYBERMONDAY25 = 25% off all da...
11/27/2018
Polar Bear Express

Two great deals going on for the Polar Bear Express. Use these coupon codes at checkout...

CYBERMONDAY25 = 25% off all daytime Candy Cane Coach and Frosty Flyer tickets (11:30A, 1P, 2P, and 3:30P)

GIVINGTUESDAY = 10% off all other tickets.

Hurry, these deals all end within 24 hours!

www.polarbear.express

CYBER MONDAY 24-Hour Sale!Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY25 at checkout to receive 25% off any daytime departures on Candy C...
11/27/2018
Polar Bear Express

CYBER MONDAY 24-Hour Sale!

Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY25 at checkout to receive 25% off any daytime departures on Candy Cane Coach or Frosty Flyer (11:30A, 1P, 2P, or 3:30P)

Deal is good for 24 hours!

www.polarbear.express

IT'S OUR CYBER MONDAY 24-HOUR FLASH SALE!

We're celebrating by offering a 25% discount on all DAYTIME Candy Cane Coach and Frosty Flyer tickets. (11:30A, 1P, 2P, and 3:30P departures)

Use discount code CYBERMONDAY25 to redeem at checkout. But hurry, this sale only lasts until 7PM on 11/27.

www.polarbear.express

Don't miss out! The Polar Bear Express has announced Cyber Monday 24-hour deals to be released around 7PM. If you were t...
11/26/2018

Don't miss out! The Polar Bear Express has announced Cyber Monday 24-hour deals to be released around 7PM.

If you were thinking about riding, tonight's your time to act and buy tickets. Check back around 7PM to see what type of deals will be offered.

Are you ready for some Cyber Monday deals?

Check back around 7PM for some hot 24-hour deals on select Polar Bear Express tickets.

11/25/2018

Here comes the Polar Bear Express...

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo
11/25/2018

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo

Polar Bear Express
11/22/2018
Polar Bear Express

Polar Bear Express

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget, tomorrow is the opening weekend for the Polar Bear Express train. Join us for smaller crowd sizes November 23-25. -- Pre-purchased tickets required. --

Get your tickets at: www.polarbear.express

The Polar Bear Express life-sized toy soldier protects the rear of their life-sized train. He looks excited for the firs...
11/15/2018

The Polar Bear Express life-sized toy soldier protects the rear of their life-sized train. He looks excited for the first train trip!

Climb aboard for Logansport departures in Anoka November 23, 24, and 25. Buy tickets here --> www.polarbear.express

Our life-sized toy soldier protects the rear of our life-sized train. He's excited for our first weekend!

Join us for Logansport departures in Anoka,IN November 23, 24, and 25. Tickets available here --> www.polarbear.express

What's better than taking your family to the North Pole on a train? Traveling to the North Pole on a LUXURY train!KOKOMO...
11/14/2018

What's better than taking your family to the North Pole on a train? Traveling to the North Pole on a LUXURY train!

KOKOMO TRAIN: Polar Bear Parlor | Rudolph Runner
TELL CITY TRAIN: Dashing Dome - Upper & Lower Levels

GO LUXURY --> www.polarbear.express

The Polar Bear Express is prepping Santa's "sleigh"!Get your tickets for opening weekend before they're all SOLD OUT! (N...
11/14/2018

The Polar Bear Express is prepping Santa's "sleigh"!

Get your tickets for opening weekend before they're all SOLD OUT! (Nov 23-25 in Anoka, IN and Tell City, IN)

TICKETS --> www.polarbear.express

We are prepping our "sleigh" for Santa!

Visit opening weekend Nov 23 - 25 in Anoka, IN or Tell City, IN.
Get your tickets now before they're all SOLD OUT!
TICKETS --> www.polarbear.express

We are excited to announce that the Polar Bear Express train ride is now selling tickets!Hop aboard at one of TWO conven...
11/02/2018
Polar Bear Express

We are excited to announce that the Polar Bear Express train ride is now selling tickets!

Hop aboard at one of TWO convenient locations this season: Kokomo/Logansport, Indiana | Tell City, Indiana

Visit www.polarbear.express to purchase yours today!

Rides are available every weekend and some weekdays between November 23 and December 23.

Bring your family for this fun-filled magical train trip to the North Pole. You'll also get to meet Santa Claus along the way!

Tickets for Polar Bear Express On SALE SOON.  Stay Tuned For Details.  Excursions from both Kokomo & Tell City, IN
10/07/2018

Tickets for Polar Bear Express On SALE SOON. Stay Tuned For Details. Excursions from both Kokomo & Tell City, IN

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo
10/06/2018

Indiana Transportation Museum's cover photo

07/06/2018
Save The Nickel Plate

Save The Nickel Plate

The tender for 587 is being loaded out of Forest Park. Watch live here...

07/06/2018
Noblesville Neighbors

The last of Steam Engine 587 leaving for Kentucky for a full restoration. Once it's all shined up, it will return to Indiana - to our new home.

The remainder of 587 leaving Forest Park for Kentucky where it will be fully restored to running condition and returned to ITM.

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ITM 250 doing switching at Hobbs Station
Coming back to Hobbs Station.
Where is the NP587 today?
I was a member back in the 70's. We had big crowds back then.
❤️ Gregory Hatcher
Do you have excursions other than the Polar Express Trip. Are any excursions for individuals of 2-3? Schedule. Ticket Cost. Need Info
I cannot find any contact information that is valid. The number on https://www.itm.org/ is not working. How can I get a hold of someone to plan a potential field trip?
Sometimes it's better to let sleeping rails lie.
Last run of the Indiana Transportation Museum's Polar Bear Express this evening shown here leaving Kokomo, IN. I wish I would have had more time off to photograph but I am happy with the photos I did take this year.
Iowa Pacific Holdings #101 E8 leads a train full of excited children riding the northbound Indiana Transportation Museum's Polar Bear Express Christmas train at Walton, IN.
Did the December 26 train get cancelled?