Train depot in Topeka Indiana

The former railroad station in Topeka (LaGrange County) is now a museum for the Topeka Area Historical Society. It was originally built in 1893 and rebuilt in 1911 for the Wabash Railroad. Topeka was once a railroad town but eventually the line was abandoned in the 1980s when it was owned by Norfolk Southern, who had acquired it in 1964. Note the old Wabash caboose and railroad semaphore in the photo.

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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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