Who we are
Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. exists to spark imagination in people of all ages by bringing all walks of life together to experience the art, science, culture, technology and economic empowerment of Indiana’s world-renowned electric railway industry from the 20th century.
Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. is developing a world-class organization to preserve the legacy of Indiana’s electric railways and the people who made it possible. This will be an immersive experience that is educational, entertaining and authentic as a true mode of transportation.
We’re sparking imagination by restoring one of Indiana’s last, priceless interurbans to operation for future generations - Indiana Union Traction Company No. 429 “Noblesville”.
Explore our first capital campaign, #Electrify429, to see first-hand how our mission and vision are coming to life.
Enjoy interactive media, learn, donate, and support. Be sure to check out our Electrify 429 Legacy Donor program, too!
Get in Touch
4550 Central Ave.
Indianapolis, Ind. 46205
Live WIre Blog
Electricity moves at the speed of light - so does our effort to preserve Indiana's electric railway heritage. Find developments, news, fun articles and more via our Live Wire Blog.
The electric current between the past and today.
Get to know the Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. time machines to 20th Century Indiana - a time prior to the reign of the automobile where comfort, speed and a cup of coffee with the daily newspaper was a way of life.
So, what's the difference between and interurban and a streetcar? What are they?
An interurban was designed with comfort in mind for high-speed, long-distance travel between cities as well as the occasional movement of perishable goods, like flowers or milk, from farm-to-city.
A streetcar was designed to move people short distances intra-city from one point to another at lower speeds. One would typically take the streetcar to go shopping, go to work downtown, or visit a friend across town.
The Company Store
Back when your ancestors were young and hip, electric railways were the way to roll. Support the nonprofit Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. with novel, eye-catching trolley swag from the Company Store. Soft, art-filled apparel awaits your next social gathering.
Be the highlight of conversation and support the Hoosier Heartland mission - we think your new purchase will make sparks fly.
Help us spark imagination in future generations.
Your donation sparks imagination, curiosity, and learning in people of all ages by allowing us to fulfill our mission.
-bringing all walks of life together to experience the art, science, culture, technology and economic empowerment of Indiana's world-renowned electric railway industry from the 20th century.
We appreciate your support. As of May 13, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service designated HHTC as a 501 (c)(3) public charity. Donations are now tax-deductible within limits. This retroactively includes all previous donations.
Explore our first capital campaign, Electrify 429, to see first-hand how our mission and vision are coming to life - sparking imagination in future generations regarding our world-renowned electric railway heritage.
Explore interactive media, learn, donate, and support.
Explore our Electrify 429 Legacy Donor program, too!