NNYCRR Museum.

NNYCRR Museum

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Welcome.

The National New York Central Railroad Museum, located in Elkhart, Ind., recaptures the glory days when America’s railroads were symbols of progress and goodwill ambassadors across the country.

The Museum was founded in 1987 and is an ever-growing preservation site of both local and national railroad heritage pertaining to the New York Central System. The New York Central was once the second-largest railroad in the United States, with 11,000 route miles of track in eleven states and two Canadian provinces. Elkhart is a natural home for the Museum: the New York Central’s Robert R. Young Yard (now Norfolk Southern Railway’s Elkhart Yard) is the second-largest railroad freight classification yard east of the Mississippi River. Just as when the railroad first arrived in Elkhart in 1851, Elkhart functions as a vital link in the chain connecting the Atlantic Seaboard with the Midwest and beyond.

The Museum’s goal is to tell the story of the vast New York Central System, and its predecessors and successors into the modern era.

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NNYCRR Museum

A Timetable 
to the past.

The National New York Central Railroad Museum, located in Elkhart, Ind., recaptures the glory days when America’s railroads were symbols of progress and goodwill ambassadors across the country.

The Museum was founded in 1987 and is an ever-growing preservation site of both local and national railroad heritage pertaining to the New York Central System. The New York Central was once the second-largest railroad in the United States, with 11,000 route miles of track in eleven states and two Canadian provinces. Elkhart is a natural home for the Museum: the New York Central’s Robert R. Young Yard (now Norfolk Southern Railway’s Elkhart Yard) is the second-largest railroad freight classification yard east of the Mississippi River. Just as when the railroad first arrived in Elkhart in 1851, Elkhart functions as a vital link in the chain connecting the Atlantic Seaboard with the Midwest and beyond.

The Museum’s goal is to tell the story of the vast New York Central System, and its predecessors and successors into the modern era.

574-294-3001

 

NNYCRR Museum

Museum Admission.

ADULT: $6
SENIOR: $5
CHILD (ages 4-12): $5
CHILD (3 and under): Free
MEMBERS: Free

Click here to purchase tickets.

Museum

Membership.

Want to become a member of the museum? The New York Central Railroad Museum currently offers three levels of memberships, two annual (individual and family) that are good for 1 year after the date of purchase and one lifetime (individual) membership.

Click here to purchase a membership to the Museum.

Membership levels and prices:

INDIVIDUAL: $25
FAMILY: $40
LIFETIME: $500

All memberships include free admission to the Museum.

Museum Admission.

ADULT: $6
SENIOR: $5
CHILD (ages 4-12): $5
CHILD (3 and under): Free
MEMBERS: Free

Click here to purchase tickets.

Museum

Membership.

Want to become a member of the museum? The New York Central Railroad Museum currently offers three levels of memberships, two annual (individual and family) that are good for 1 year after the date of purchase and one lifetime (individual) membership.

Click here to purchase a membership to the Museum.

Membership levels and prices:

INDIVIDUAL: $25
FAMILY: $40
LIFETIME: $500

All memberships include free admission to the Museum.

Support 
& Tour.

Founded in 1987 and owned by the City of Elkhart, the National New York Central Rail Road Museum has so much to offer! Attractions include rolling stock cars such as the Mohawk 3001, an NYC E-8, and interactive exhibits geared toward both adult train enthusiasts and fascinated children. Bring the whole family for a fun day of excitement and learning! The NNYCRR is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Elkhart – surrounded by parks, restaurants, and great shopping. The NNYCRR Museum is also dedicated to the preservation of New York Central Railroad history. Learn more about how to visit or get involved with volunteering!
Tour
Volunteer

Support 
& Tour.

Founded in 1987 and owned by the City of Elkhart, the National New York Central Rail Road Museum has so much to offer! Attractions include rolling stock cars such as the Mohawk 3001, an NYC E-8, and interactive exhibits geared toward both adult train enthusiasts and fascinated children. Bring the whole family for a fun day of excitement and learning! The NNYCRR is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Elkhart – surrounded by parks, restaurants, and great shopping. The NNYCRR Museum is also dedicated to the preservation of New York Central Railroad history. Learn more about how to visit or get involved with volunteering!
Tour
Volunteer

Rolling

Stock.

Along the freight house loading dock, visitors can enter a New York Central EMD E8 diesel-electric locomotive, No. 4085.  This was an express passenger locomotive; built in August of 1953, it is one of seven such New York Central locomotives that survive today (out of sixty such locomotives built for the company).  It is currently painted in the New York Central’s famous “Lightning Stripe” livery.  It passed through the hands of Penn Central and was acquired for commuter train service by New Jersey Transit in the 1970s.  It was purchased for the Museum in 1987.

Once outside, visitors can view the largest and latest surviving piece of New York Central steam locomotive technology, a dual-service (passenger & freight) 4-8-2 L-3a Mohawk, No. 3001.  3001 was built by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y. in 1940 and delivered to the New York Central for its first assignment in Elkhart that October.  After retirement in 1957, 3001 was on display in a city park in Dallas, Tx., before its acquisition by the Lakeshore Historical Foundation and return to Elkhart in 1984.

Also on display is a GG1 electric locomotive from the Pennsylvania Railroad, No. 4882, built for operations from Washington, D.C. to New York in February 1939.  It passed to Penn Central in 1968 in the merger with the New York Central, then to New Jersey Transit in the 1970s.  It became the last GG1 locomotive to run under its own power on October 29, 1983, and was purchased from New Jersey Transit in 1987.  Today, it is the only one of the sixteen surviving GG1 locomotives to wear the black Penn Central livery.

Gift Shop.

T-SHIRTS

All t-shirts are made of 5.5oz 50/50 cotton/polyester blend and are adorned with a screen printed logo of the NYCRR Museum. Sizes range from S-2XL

SWEATSHIRTS

All hooded sweatshirts are made of 9oz 50/50 cotton/polyester blend and are adorned with a screen printed logo of the NYCRR Museum. Sizes range from S-2XL

STICKERS

Our individual stickers are kiss-cut 5″x3″ oval for easy peeling. Durable and water resistant material stands up to use on paper bags, laptops, water bottles, and so much more.

Gift Shop.

T-SHIRTS

All t-shirts are made of 5.5oz 50/50 cotton/polyester blend and are adorned with a screen printed logo of the NYCRR Museum. Sizes range from S-2XL

SWEATSHIRTS

All hooded sweatshirts are made of 9oz 50/50 cotton/polyester blend and are adorned with a screen printed logo of the NYCRR Museum. Sizes range from S-2XL

STICKERS

Our individual stickers are kiss-cut 5″x3″ oval for easy peeling. Durable and water resistant material stands up to use on paper bags, laptops, water bottles, and so much more.

Rolling

Stock.

Along the freight house loading dock, visitors can enter a New York Central EMD E8 diesel-electric locomotive, No. 4085.  This was an express passenger locomotive; built in August of 1953, it is one of seven such New York Central locomotives that survive today (out of sixty such locomotives built for the company).  It is currently painted in the New York Central’s famous “Lightning Stripe” livery.  It passed through the hands of Penn Central and was acquired for commuter train service by New Jersey Transit in the 1970s.  It was purchased for the Museum in 1987.

Once outside, visitors can view the largest and latest surviving piece of New York Central steam locomotive technology, a dual-service (passenger & freight) 4-8-2 L-3a Mohawk, No. 3001.  3001 was built by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y. in 1940 and delivered to the New York Central for its first assignment in Elkhart that October.  After retirement in 1957, 3001 was on display in a city park in Dallas, Tx., before its acquisition by the Lakeshore Historical Foundation and return to Elkhart in 1984.

Also on display is a GG1 electric locomotive from the Pennsylvania Railroad, No. 4882, built for operations from Washington, D.C. to New York in February 1939.  It passed to Penn Central in 1968 in the merger with the New York Central, then to New Jersey Transit in the 1970s.  It became the last GG1 locomotive to run under its own power on October 29, 1983, and was purchased from New Jersey Transit in 1987.  Today, it is the only one of the sixteen surviving GG1 locomotives to wear the black Penn Central livery.

Rolling Stock 
Gallery.

Rolling Stock 
Gallery.