Elkhart Train Depot

Built in 1900 and easily more than 100 years old, this building still serves as a train station. The beautiful red brick building was originally built as a depot for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad in Elkhart. In 1914 LS&MS became the New York Central Railroad. The NYC Museum sits nearby. Today the depot is used by Amtrak. Note the train going by in the background. It is not an Amtrak train but rather Norfolk Southern.

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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2 Responses to Elkhart Train Depot

  1. Rick Israelson says:

    I would like to visit the NYC Museum ,is it interesting? Thanks again for your site, I love discovering history,particularly of Rail Roads.

    • historynut11 says:

      Rick, Thanks for your comment. Yes, the museum is interesting. A lot of neat displays. A good place to watch trains, too. I have been to the museum maybe a half dozen times through the years. Tim Ashley

      Sent from my iPhone

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