Great Lakes Railcars Trip
The Great Lakes Railcars group operated on the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad during the 2005 North Judson Mint Festival in mid-June. Visitors to Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum were able to take a caboose ride on the Erie Division or ride a motor car on the Chesapeake Division that weekend.
Many visitors enjoyed the motor cars and riding on smooth welded rail. Just another way of learning about railroads, how they were built, improved, and maintained by men on motor cars years ago. The entire 33-mile railroad line is a historic railroad corridor, ownership held by the Town of North Judson and operated by C&I Railroad. Federal Highway Administration funding was a major part of the preservation funds for this railroad line, serving 3 counties.