Hoosier State Equipment Open House Set

An open house has been set for June 9 in Lafayette of the equipment used by Iowa Pacific on the Hoosier State.

The event begins at 1:45 p.m. at Riehle Plaza at 200 N. 2nd St., and will last until 3 p.m.

IndianaIowa Pacific Holdings took over operation of the Hoosier State in August 2015 and provides locomotives, passenger equipment and staff, with Amtrak providing operating personnel.

IP plans to show a full-length ex-Santa Fe dome car that it uses for business class passengers. The Chicago-Indianapolis Hoosier State operates on the four days a week that Amtrak’s Chicago-New York Cardinal does not operate.

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