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Linden in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Linden Indiana Railroad Depot

Linden Railroad Museum

 
 
Linden Indiana Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
1. Linden Indiana Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. This Property has been Placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by The United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 11.6′ N, 86° 54.294′ W. Marker is in Linden, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street. Touch for map. Depot/Museum sits on West side of street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 North Main Street, Linden IN 47955, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Romney Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Potts Cemetery (approx. 7.5 miles away); Council Grove Minute Men (approx. 9 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 9.4 miles away); Farmers Institute Academy (approx. 10 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 10.1 miles away); Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana (approx. 10.2 miles away); Speed Cabin (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Linden Indiana Railroad Depot. The depot was built in 1907 by the Monon and the Nickel Plate to serve both roads, and is the oldest junction depot in Indiana. It has been restored by the Linden-Madison
Watch Shanty image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
2. Watch Shanty
A plaque to the left of the Watch Shanty reads: "In memory of Loyd B. Miller who was a Section Foreman on the Monon for many years."
Township Historical Society as it was prior to 1950.

The air-conditioned Depot Museum features a collection of many railroad collectibles mainly from the Monon and the Nickle Plate Railroads.
 
Also see . . .  More Photos at Linden Depot Museum. Run all links on their web pages for a number of items. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Side Door to Linden Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
3. Side Door to Linden Depot
Marker can be seen to the left of this side door to the Depot / Museum. (Click photo to see details.)
Linden Indiana Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
4. Linden Indiana Railroad Depot
Ticket Agent side of Ticket Counter image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
5. Ticket Agent side of Ticket Counter
The ticket agent has much equipment to assist the public. A good cash box and a trusty shot gun also helps.
A Depot Stove image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
6. A Depot Stove
During the Winter a Depot Stove like this one has been inviting to all travelers and workers.
E. E. Kauffman Memorial Collection image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
7. E. E. Kauffman Memorial Collection
Included on the bottom shelf is a 3/4 inch scale live steam model of the Monon passenger engine number 440 and a Pullman passenger car. The Kauffman collection is one of the largest collections of Monon artifacts any-where. Numerous Nickle Plate items are also on exhibit.
Railroad Lanterns image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
8. Railroad Lanterns
Nickel Plate # 497 Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
9. Nickel Plate # 497 Caboose
Public can check out this caboose inside and out. Other rolling stock sits about the exterior of the Linden Depot / Museum.
Switching (Yard) Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
10. Switching (Yard) Locomotive
The diesel motor yet works in this Yard Locomotive. Was last "fired up" on July 19, 2008.
Rolling Stock: Featuring a Wooden Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
11. Rolling Stock: Featuring a Wooden Caboose
The caboose is number C-283 of the Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville (Monon Railroad.) [Click photo to see details.]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,692 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   10. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   11. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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