Smithville, Indiana: Baker's Junction Railroad MuseumDisabled vet Johnny F. Baker struggles to transform his old train station into a museum. Has a "Time Castle," a haunted house/haunted train, and hand-lettered signs declaring the crimes of its neighbors and Smithville's bureaucracy.
Baker's Junction Railroad Museum: It hasnt been easy for Johnny F. Baker, founder of Baker's Junction Railroad Museum. [10/28/2011] Complete Story...
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Baker's Junction operates a really fun haunted house every October. Everything in the "haunted train" is made from things the family collects from here and there, and instead of screams their scary sound is a hairdryer. And don't forget to ask Mr. Baker about his thumb, which he has for sale in a glass case at the end of the haunted train![Mia, 06/20/2011]
Baker's Junction (Railroad Museum) in Smithville, Indiana is a one-of-a-kind place without a doubt. Pictures don't do it justice. It's an interesting "attraction" all year long, but doubles as a haunted house in Oct.[Amy Schramm, 02/19/2009]
Baker's Junction Railroad Museum is the 30+ year project of Johnny F. Baker, a disabled vet and bone cancer survivor who's been in a pitched battle with the local zoning and space planning board. Aside from the two train stations, rail cars and cabooses, the property features a "Time Castle" (containing a time capsule), a haunted house/haunted train, and hand-lettered signs spelling out the crimes of the "Commey Planing Zoin."