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Ride a Historic South Shore Railroad Car in Wisconsin

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Date: July 27, 2021

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK:  Indiana Dunes National Park and the East Troy, (Wisconsin), Railroad Museum are hosting a joint program at the Museum featuring historic South Shore Railroad Cars on Saturday, August 14, during the annual “Chicago Day” event. 

 Eight historic South Shore Railroad Cars were donated to the museum by the National Park Service in 2010 for preservation and visitor enjoyment. These cars had been conveyed to the National Park Service by the Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend Railroad in 1984. 

 Several of the restored historic South Shore Cars will be operating during the event; departing from the Museum hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time. National Park Rangers will be at the Depot, and volunteers will ride in the cars, to answer questions about Indiana Dunes National Park and the history of the South Shore Railroad. 

The East Troy Railroad operates on 7.5 miles of electric rail line that has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The Museum has been in operation since 1972 and is the only museum in the country that regularly operates historic South Shore Railroad Cars on an electric interurban line. Their operating season extends from April through October. To learn more about the museum, go to 

The East Troy Railroad Museum is located at 2002 Church Street in East Troy, Wisconsin. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at 

Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 423 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.  

Last updated: July 27, 2021

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