Author Craig Jon Berndt will be at the Dubois County Museum at 2704 N. Newton Street in
Jasper on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. EST to read excerpts from his book The
Ferdinand Railroad — It’s Predecessor and Successors.
He also will have on hand copies of his book and will spend time signing personal copies of his book.
His books were a hot item the month of December 2022 and copies could not stay on the shelves. He is making a second printing of his book and he promises they will be available at the book reading.
Mr. Berndt is from Fort Wayne, but worked as a city planner for the City of Huntingburg from
1994-2000. He is a Railroad historian and became interested in the Ferdinand track and started
looking for remnants of it. His recently completed book is about the history of the 6½ mile
Ferdinand Railroad, which operated between Ferdinand and Huntingburg from 1909 to 1991.
He will present a PowerPoint presentation about the railroad.
He welcomes those attending the presentation to bring items about the railroad in the form of photos, artifacts and
memories to share.
The museum also invites visitors to stop at their display on the railroad and to see the Ferdy Flyer bell.
He will also present a program at 1:30 p.m. at the Ferdinand Public Library.