Linden Depot set for Christmas Open House

Photo courtesy of the Linden Depot Museum. The Linden Depot is the last surviving junction depot in Indiana.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . in Linden.

The Linden Depot Museum is busy preparing for its 2021 Christmas Open House. This takes place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 26 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. This is the museum’s 12th Christmas Open House, and reports are that it might be the most spectacular of all.

There will be 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 more than 30 pounds!

But there’s a unique attraction. The museum acquired marble steps from Union Station in Chicago. Each step is five and a half 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 includes these stairs in one of the most memorable scenes.

Finally, a European model railroad attraction in the H-O building is under construction. 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 staff would enjoy sharing the Christmas season with visitors and promise to make it a memorable time. The museum is located at 520 N. Main St. in Linden.

For more information, call (765) 427-3630 or visit