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NYC EMD E8 No. 4085 at the National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, IN. New York Central System. The sign is from Goshen, IN. 24 October 2007.
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NYC EMD E8 No. 4085 at the National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, IN. New York Central System. The sign is from Goshen, IN. 24 October 2007.

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National New York Central Railroad Museum
The National New York Central Railroad Museum (reporting mark NNYX) is a railroad museum located in Elkhart, Indiana dedicated to the preservation of the New York Central Railroad (NYC).

The museum includes several outdoor equipment displays, indoor model railroads, artifacts from the NYC and other railroad related exhibits including educational displays pertaining to the history of railroading. The museum is currently expanding its dedication to the preservation of both local and national railroad heritage. The museum consists of a modified NYC 20th Century Limited train set and freight house built by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (LS&MS) in 1907.

Elkhart was a vital link between East and West during the growth of railroading in the U.S. In 1833 the LS&MS built a line through town; it was later acquired by the NYC in 1914.

The museum is situated opposite the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) east-west main line; NS freight trains pass approximately every 15 minutes. Amtrak's Elkhart Station is also within walking distance; daily service is provided by the Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Boston/New York) and Capitol Limited (Chicago-Washington, D.C.).

New York Central 3001 (Alco No. 69338 of 1940): The largest surviving example of the NYC's modern steam power technology; only surviving L-3a class Mohawk; one of two surviving NYC 4-8-2 engines; one of the fastest locomotives of its time; primarily designed for mountain grades, it hauled passengers at speeds up to 80 mph (130 km/h) along the NYC's "Water Level Route" in the state of New York.

1953 EMD E8 (NYC No. 4085): lead locomotive of the eastbound 20th Century Limited when it left Chicago, Illinois for final run on December 2, 1967.

Penn Central (PC) 4882 (Altoona Works, 1939): Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) GG1 painted in PC livery; one of the fastest locomotives of its day, reaching speeds up to 100 mph (160 km/h); designed with the assistance of Raymond Loewy.
A Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, built 1926.

1974 Conrail bay window caboose No. 21230

Pullman Company Railcars (several)
150-ton Crane (165 Tonnes) 
Steel Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Freight Cars (2)
250-ton Self-propelled Crane (275 Tonnes)
Railroad Post Office Car (RPO)
PRR Dining Car

Interior displays
Model Railroads
NYC Memorabilia

National New York Central Railroad Museum Overview
Reporting mark: NNYX
Locale: Elkhart, Indiana
Date of operation: 1987–present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Address: 721 S Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone Number: (574) 294-3001
Official Website: https://www.elkhartindiana.org/department/?fDD=54-0

See also:

Rail Museums

New York Central Railroad