The Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum is located in a former Illinois Central Railroad depot that was built in 1920, the third depot to be built in Newbern. The station was restored in 1992 with private donations and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Today, the depot houses the museum in the southern part of the building, an Amtrak waiting room, and a room for public functions. The museum features tools, uniforms, schedules, photos, model railroads, and art work. Outside is a monument to the Illinois Central Railroad. The town is proud of its railroad heritage, and hosts the annual “Depot Days” Festival in September to celebrate Dyer County and the Newbern Depot. Newbern is a flag stop along the Amtrak route of the City of New Orleans, with trains stopping if there are reservations to board or disembark, or on a signal to the train crew. The station is served by two daily trains but Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility.
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