Indianapolis Railways streetcar No. 153 is the last surviving streetcar from the once world-renowned Indianapolis streetcar system - one of the largest in the United States. For nearly 20 years, this car provided a connective thread for the citizens of Indianapolis between their careers, businesses, homes and expansive travel on the vast Indiana electric railway system.
Terre Haute Indianapolis & Eastern No. 81 was built in 1902 by Jewett, an electric railroad car manufacturer, for the Indianapolis & Martinsville - an electric railway in Central Indiana. This car is reported to be the oldest surviving car built by Jewett, and is constructed of wood. The car was later acquired with the I&M by the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern, another electric railway, and was used to transport people and milk cans between cities and towns southwest of Indianapolis.