The Elkhart Train Depot was built in 1900 and serviced the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad until 1914. New York Central road the rails for many years. In 1971 passengers started using the Depot for their Amtrak travels. It is used as a stopping place for pick up and delivery of passengers, however tickets cannot be purchased there.
Just on the other side of the tracks across from the depot is the National New York Central Railroad Museum. Both are located downtown Elkhart, IN.
While on my way from an Art Festival in Ripley, West Virginia to another in downtown, Detroit, Michigan, we had some extra time, so we started sightseeing some of the back roads to find some great subject matter to paint.