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Linden Depot Museum preps for open house

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LINDEN — Curators at the Linden Depot Museum are busy preparing the site for the 12th annual Christmas Open House.

The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 26 through Dec. 26.

Organizers have created a Christmas display with a train circling five Christmas trees. This train is a replica of a vintage tinplate train from the 1920s. The train’s engine weighs over 30 pounds.

Additionally, the museum has acquired marble steps from Chicago’s Union Station. Each step is 5 1/2 feet long and weighs 700 pounds. These steps were removed from Union Station in 2016 and replaced with marble from Italy. The famous movie, The Untouchables, include these stairs in one of the most memorable scenes. This is truly a unique part of history on display at the Linden Depot Museum.

Finally, organizers are constructing a new European model railroad attraction in the H-O building. Included in this layout will be equipment from Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy and France. This display was made possible through a large donation of European H-O railroad items.

The museum is located at 520 N. Main St., Linden. For more information, call 765-427-3630.

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