NYCSHS Michigan City, IN Mini

The Michigan City, IN Mini has been cancelled

due to the Covid 19 Situation


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We are working to see if we can set up a virtual Mini

in the near future.

Stand by for updates!!!



NYCSHS Announces October 2020

Michigan City, IN Mini

October 17, 2020

Michigan City, IN Public Library

100 4th Street

 Michigan City, IN

9:30 am – 4:30 pm CST



Jim Suhs, NYC’s Kankakee Branch

Kyle Coble, Scratch building models from photographs

Alex Schneider, Pullman Plan 2505 10 Compartment Observation and

     Plan 2540 8 Compartment Observation

Dave Mackay, NYC’s 19000 series wood cabooses

Seth Lakin, Michigan City’s Railroads and modeling them circa 1960

Roundtable Discussion – If Time Permits


Registration fee is $35.00 to cover part of the cost of the event and a box lunch from Panera Bread. Non-members cost is $45.00

You can register by going to the Collinwood Shop at:

Or Download a form for registration and mail in to the address on the form.  To download the registration form:  Click Here

Since the meeting will be held in the public library we have not made any arrangements for a hotel.  However, there are a large number of moderately priced hotels in the area.

Blue Chip Casino is the closest rooms to the library, about 1/4 mile, its right downtown with excellent views of Lake Michigan, but its the most expensive room in town. Other hotels are 3.5/4 miles away on the south end of town off the expressway. Luckily all of these are right off the main north/south street in town. Heading north on Franklin St (US421) you will run into the library. Franklin St used to go all the way to the lake, but in the 60’s downtown redevelopment, closed Franklin St at 4th St. and the library built. If you kept driving north on Franklin, you would drive right into the front door of the library.

A list of hotels includes:

Hoiday Inn Express, 401 W Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-243-8300

Quality Inn, 3801 Frontage Road, Michigan City, IN, 463-213-2998

Comfort Suites, 100 Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384,

Baymount, 4128 South Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384

Micro Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 9834 W 400 N., Michigan City, In, 219-210-3430

Hampton Inn, 3674 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-814-4164

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 3805 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-879-3600

The NYCSHS does not take any responsibility for the quality of these hotels.  We are only listing some in the area for your convenience.  This listing does not mean they we endorse these hotels over any other in the area. Hotel selection is up to the individual attendee.

Public transportation from Chicago:

Amtrak #350 Wolverine Service departs Chicago Union Station 7:20a arrives at Michigan City 8:27am. Library is a ¼ mile walk from Amtrak station (ex Michigan Central) full fare coach is $10.00 and reservations are required. NICTD South Shore Line also serves Michigan City from Chicago Millennium Station but the first train (8:40 Chicago departure) does not arrive from Chicago until 10:20a. NICTD South Shore Line Michigan City 11th St Station is a 1/3 mile walk from library. Returning to Chicago, Amtrak does not offer service to Chicago in the afternoon/evening. South Shore trains depart Michigan City 11th St at 5:36p and 7:16p arriving at Chicago Millennium Station at 7:11p and 8:52p, full fare is $10.25 each way. Reservations are not required on South Shore Line trains. These schedules are pre Convid-19 service reductions.

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See you there!!!!


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