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Baker Junction Railroad Museum
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Author:  Trainkid456 [ Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Baker Junction Railroad Museum


Does anyone have information on the current status of the Baker Junction Railroad Museum in Bloomington, IN? The last update I could find was from 2016, and it appears that the museum is still facing possible closure due to the city wanting to redevelop the land it sits on. I haven't visited the museum before but hopefully I can soon just in case the politicians win.

Thomas Dyrek

Author:  Otto Vondrak [ Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baker Junction Railroad Museum

I tried to find out more about this operation since I never heard of it. Found a Facebook for a Haunted Train...

https://www.facebook.com/BakersJunction ... 816218849/

No official web site I could find. No recent news stories in Google search. Did find an odd listing on RoadsideAmerica.com that summarizes thus:

Disabled vet Johnny F. Baker struggles to transform his old train station into a museum. Has a "Time Castle," a haunted house/haunted train, and hand-lettered signs declaring the crimes of its neighbors and Smithville's bureaucracy.

And then there's this sign:

File comment: You commie bastards!
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But I can find no pictures of any trains.


Author:  train guy [ Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baker Junction Railroad Museum

Friendly place! From the street view on google maps, looks like a few rusted out box cars and a caboose or two. Might want to get a tetanus shot before you visit.

Author:  junior [ Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baker Junction Railroad Museum

..... 'Murica.

Author:  NS 3322 [ Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baker Junction Railroad Museum

Looks like the guy is trying to sell his own severed thumb......

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