Spike's Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana


Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana is the train hobbyists dream come true.

Just peeking in the windows, you can tell that this Lake County train shop will be good–my husband practically flew inside!

Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

There were all sorts of boxes of various trains and accessories, two big train layouts that light-up and actually work, and a huge variety of train sets for sale. Lionel, American Flyer, and other names were all there.

Even I was impressed. I’ve always liked looking at train miniatures. My husband, Jeremy, chatted the ear off the owner, Rick, and we don’t even have any trains! Meanwhile, I browsed around taking pictures.

I just find the buildings, the tiny detailed people, and trees so fascinating. The creativity involved in putting together a whole display just amazes me!

Lowell, Indiana Train Shop

Spike's Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

I haven’t seen very many train shops, um, ever so for the small Indiana town of Lowell to have one and a good one at that? Well, that’s just awesome.

Folks come from far and wide to browse Rick’s selection of trains and train accessories. He deals in new and used so his stock is always changing. I think that just adds to the fun!

You might be happy to know that Rick of Spike’s Trains also has a repair service. You can get that old train that belonged to your dad, or that one you got from Santa when you were 7, up and running circles around your own Indiana Christmas tree once again.

Don’t have a train set to call your own? Maybe you’ll feel inspired to create a train table all by yourself. Spike’s Railhead would be a great starting point for sure!

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Spike's Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana

While Spike’s Railhead in Lowell, Indiana does have specific hours, the hours do vary by season, so I would recommend calling in advance to verify opening and closing times.

This family friendly shop is a definite “must visit” on your list of small town attractions!

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Spike’s Railhead
422 E Commercial Avenue
Lowell, Indiana 46356
219.488.7251

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