Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society shared Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co.'s post.
4 weeks ago
Our friends at the Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. are making great strides in preserving four incredibly rare interurban streetcars, including one that operated in Fort Wayne! They're raising money to fund the movement and stabilization of these gems here: https://www.gofundme.com/save-hoosier-railroad-historyMoving Day No. 2 is complete!
Indiana Union Traction No. 437 “Marion”, a 1925 interurban car that ran from Indianapolis north, is under roof and out of the elements for the first time since 1940!
This all-steel, electric car was known for its handsome, red paint and gold lettering - moving passengers quickly to points such as Muncie and Ft. Wayne in stylish comfort whilst browsing the Wall Street Journal.
In 1925, The Great Gatsby had just been published, Mount Rushmore dedicated, and Roaring 20s Indiana was alive! This car, along with our No. 429, “Noblesville”, are the only two of several hundred cars left from Union Traction, which was a substantial part of early Hoosier heritage.
Thank you, again, to Schlatter Boys Transport and the City of Noblesville, Ind. for their professionalism and support! You can support this project and learn more here - https://www.gofundme.com/save-hoosier-railroad-history ... See MoreSee Less