Online petition seeks Indiana museum board's ouster

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INDIANAPOLIS — More unrest seems to be headed for the Indiana Transportation Museum. Within the past few days, a petition appeared online that calls for the museum board's ouster.

The petition's author is anonymous, but the online document's presence is the latest in a string of misfortunes for the museum. Earlier this year, the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority, which owns the 37 miles of former Nickel Plate Road branch used by museum trains, embargoed museum operations on port authority property. Allegations also stirred separate investigations from the Indiana attorney general's office and the Federal Railroad Administration. Those investigations have yet to result in any charges or publicly announced sanctions.

The continued embargo threatens to extend through the entire summer, although the museum's board and the port authority appeared to come to an understanding as long ago as July on what the museum must do to restart train operations.

Read Trains News Wire on Monday for a full report.

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