More details have been revealed in the planned lease of North Judson’s short line railroad. Last month, the town council selected Lake State Railway to lease and operate the line. Continue reading
Members of the public will have the chance to offer their input on the lease of North Judson’s short-line railroad. Last month, the town council selected Lake State Railway to lease the line. Tonight, the town’s holding a public hearing on the lease at 6:30 at North Judson Town Hall. Continue reading
A Civil War reenactment planned in North Judson this fall may be canceled, due to a lack of volunteers. The event would commemorate the return of local soldiers at the end of the war in 1866 and would be part of the town’s celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson has selected Lake State Railway to lease its short line railroad. The town council unanimously made the decision during a special meeting Thursday. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is moving ahead with efforts to complete a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. Before the county is able to get most types of grant funding for park projects, it’s required to have a comprehensive plan in place. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is moving closer to finding a company to lease its short line railroad. Eleven potential operators expressed interest in leasing the line. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says the town has now narrowed that list down to two, to proceed in the negotiating process. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is calling this year’s Mint Festival a success. This year’s event celebrated the town’s sesquicentennial, the state’s bicentennial, and the 40th year for Mint Festival. Continue reading
As the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum continues its efforts to resume excursions to LaCrosse, it’s asking the public for help covering its legal fees. The museum believes the restriction of its trains is a violation of the terms of an INDOT grant the Town of North Judson received in 2004 to purchase the line. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is gearing up for the North Judson Mint Festival over Father’s Day Weekend. The museum’s planned some special events for dads and the entire family to enjoy. Continue reading
A Civil War reenactment may be coming to North Judson this fall, but instead of recreating famous battles from the American South, organizers plan to focus on local soldiers returning home at the end of the war. The North Judson Town Council Monday approved a request from Andy Martin to stage the reenactment on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum’s efforts to resume train trips to LaCrosse appear to have gotten a boost from the Indiana Department of Transportation. In a letter dated June 1, attorneys representing INDOT in the matter say there’s plenty of room on the track for all users, including freight customers and museum excursions. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson hopes to have a new lease in place for their short line railroad by the end of September. During a brief special session last night the council approved a request for proposals to lease the line. The RFP will now be sent to the 11 operators who have registered their interest with the town. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is looking to move ahead with efforts to lease its railroad. The town council will meet in special session this evening to decide whether to proceed with publishing a request for proposals. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum’s excursions to LaCrosse will likely remain suspended for at least the next few months. The North Judson Town Council voted Thursday to extend an agreement with the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad, the operator of the line. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has canceled all of its excursions to LaCrosse until further notice. The museum blames the cancellations on an ongoing legal dispute over control of the railroad line. It’s owned by the Town of North Judson and operated by the Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad. Continue reading
Treat Mom to a unique celebration this Mother’s Day weekend with a train excursion trip at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Saturday fares for mothers are half price, and all ladies will get a free carnation. Continue reading
That money will be used to increase awareness of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum among leisure travelers and enhance marketing efforts of both the attraction and state tourism. Officials say the Destination Development grant program is intended to help local economies grow by promoting the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum plans to continue a December tradition the whole family can enjoy.
Fathers day is fast approaching and if you’re still searching for that special gift, Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson can assist. Ride the rails and soak up local scenery during Mint Festival Weekend, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday June 21.
Passengers who take part in these round-trip excursions to English Lake get to ride in vintage cabooses, a passenger coach, or open-air sightseeing cars. When at English Lake, children will get to go on an Easter egg hunt at a park and meet with the Easter Bunny. Every child will receive a bag of Easter items, toys and candy from the Easter Bunny.