About Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. (HHTC)
Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. was founded in 2018 as an Indiana nonprofit corporation to save the last remaining pieces of Indiana’s electric railway heritage. The organization exists to spark imagination in people across all walks of life through experiencing the art, science, culture, technology and economic empowerment of Indiana’s world-renowned electric railway industry from the 20th century.
Rescue- We will relocate our collection to a secure, private site for stabilization until a permanent home is secured.
Restore- We will engage with industry professionals to restore our collection of trolleys to operation, starting with Indiana Union Traction Interurban No. 429. A primary goal is to have it operational for its 100th birthday in 2025.
Run- We will secure a permanent site in which to maintain, operate and interpret our collection and associated artifacts for public education, transportation and entertainment.
Revive- Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. will ultimately create an immersive experience to revive the full electric railway experience that was once commonplace in Indiana. This immersive experience will serve as a dynamic and entertaining educational tool for public transportation, events, and economic development through destination tourism.