Train excursions returning to Logansport
A long drought in the city for railroad enthusiasts is about to end.
The Indiana Transportation Museum has announced online that it will be relocating its “Polar Bear Express” holiday excursion to run between Logansport and Kokomo. Details on the cost, dates and times of the excursions are expected to be released Saturday. In several previous years, the Noblesville-based museum has run the excursions near the museum there. ITM announced in July in Logansport that its board had decided to move much of its rolling stock to Logansport.
“This is a great step forward for the museum and its plans to move much of its operations to Logansport,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said Monday. “At a time of the year when families gather, this will give many families a reason to come home for the holidays.”
Steam train excursions were offered from Logansport to France Park for many years when the Iron Horse Festival emerged in 1981. But the excursions were shifted to Anoka the following year before returning to France Park. Eventually, excursions were limited to the Shortline Railroad spur from Michigan Avenue to West Market Street, with the exception of one year when an excursion was sponsored between Logansport and Peru when festivals were held in both cities simultaneously.
More information about the excursions will be available on the museum’s Web site, http://itm.org/.