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Mukwonago in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

South Shore Cars Come to East Troy

 
 
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2021
1. South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker
Inscription.  
In 1977 the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) was formed to operate the South Shore Railroad. Federal funds enabled the South Shore to purchase 44 new cars. The Federal grant required that NICTD donate the vintage cars to the National Park Service (NPS). In 1984 the NPS acquired 19 vintage cars. After years of budget constraints the decision was made to deaccession them to museums who had them on loan. In 2010 the deaccession and transfer of ownership was completed.

The East Troy Railroad Museum received eight of the vintage cars, because they demonstrated the ability to inspect, preserve, maintain, and operate them consistent with NPS guidelines, as well as having a dedicated volunteer staff.

The museum operates on eight miles of electric interurban rail line that has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The museum and tourist excursions have been in operation since 1972, and it is the only museum that operates the South Shore Cars on an electric interurban line.
 
Erected by Indiana Dunes National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department
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of the Interior and East Troy Electric Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 42° 50.494′ N, 88° 20.698′ W. Marker is in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (County Highway ES) and County Highway J. Marker is behind the Elegant Farmer Bakery, Deli & Market. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1545 Main Street, Mukwonago WI 53149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mukwonago (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heaven City (approx. 3.3 miles away); East Troy Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dodges Corners Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Town of Vernon (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Cobblestone (approx. 6.9 miles away); Palestine School (approx. 7 miles away); Village of Eagle (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mukwonago.
 
South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker — top right image image. Click for full size.
2. South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker — top right image
Car #33 — one of eight South Shore Cars transferred to East Troy Railroad Museum.
South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker — bottom image image. Click for full size.
August 7, 2021
3. South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker — bottom image
The last five cars arriving at Indianhead Park, Mukwonago, in the Fall of 2010.
South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2021
4. South Shore Cars Come to East Troy Marker
Marker is at the Elegant Farmer stop along the East Troy Electric Railroad route.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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