With the clock racing down to midnight, crews from both the Indiana Transportation Museum & STS-LLC group based out of Minnesota scurry to get FEC 90 loaded and off ITM's property. Founded in 1960, the non-for-profit Indiana Transportation Museum has been halted for running excursions and has been facing ongoing disputes for a rail-trail since 2015 from the city's which it mainly operates in. Finally on Jun 29, 2018 after many legal battles, a judge ordered ITM two weeks to move all equipment from the property before the county sheriff showed up to seize all equipment. FEC 90, a car built 1898 for Henry Flagler that still retains all original interior, was the last car to get moved at 11:58pm on July 12th before the sheriff & City of Noblesville officials showed up to the headquarters in Forest Park at 12:01am on July 13th to take over the property.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)