The Gregarious Railfan
Elkhart, IN   46515 (population, 50,949)                

GPS: N 41.6808, W 85.9711   Google map   

Scanner: NS: 160.800 [46], 161.070 [64]; Amtrak: 160.305 [13], 161.535 [95](?)  

Railroad: Norfolk Southern Dearborn Division, Chicago Line     

Description:   Elkhart, Indiana is located in north central Indiana.  The NS main (The old New York Central Chicago
line) passes through town.  There is parking and good viewing from the Amtrak Station in town which is the former
NYC station.    
2019: In viewing a video on YouTube, posted Oct 2018, It appears that some of the tracks have been
removed in front of the Amtrak Station, and that the platform has been improved.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 40 including Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, and Lakeshore Limited

Nearby RR stuff:     Across the tracks is the National New York Central Railroad Museum N 41.6807,
W 85.9695, with a fair amount of equipment on display.  Elkhart is also home to the Robert Young Rail Yards, which
are the second-largest freight classification yards in the Norfolk Southern System. West of the city, that NS
classification yard N 41.6692, W 86.0090 runs parallel to Old US-33.  You can park at various spots along Old US-33
(Lincoln way) and see yard movements and the main line fuel racks.

Other interesting or fun stuff: Elkhart calls itself the RV capital of the world, The RV Hall of Fame and Museum is
located north of Elkhart near the Indiana Tollway exit 96, off County Road 17 N 41.72771, W 85.87848.

Local breakfast: The Golden Egg Pancake House, N 41.73727, W 85.97480

Ice Cream: Sweet Creams Soda Shop, 700 S Main St N 41.68141, W 85.97042; & Dairy Queen 206 W Jackson
Blvd  N 41.68690, W 85.97517

Local Pub and grub: The Flippin’ Cow, Unique selection of burgers. N 41.74785, W 85.97519 and Hardy's Bar, one
block north on the east side of Main St N 41.68189, W 85.97078.

Lodging: Microtel Inn & Suites, 3301 Plaza Ct  N 41.73578, W 85.97516 or Super 8, 345 E Windsor Ave,       N
41.72683, W 85.97321;

More choices for Food & Lodging: about 3 miles North on Cassopolis St. N 41.7268, W 85.9730
Map courtesy of Todd Sestero
Elkhart Station   Elkhart Amtrak ex NYC
Elkhart Yards
Visitor Info   Trip Advisor