The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce its 2013 Spring Public Excursion and Annual Event Schedule. Fall season excursions will be announced at a later date.
The Nickel Plate Limited | May 12
Rocky River, Ohio to Bellevue, Ohio.
The ideal day-trip for families, couples, history and train lovers. This round-trip excursion will feature the rare sights and sounds of a timeless American industry for a 110-mile round-trip along Lake Erie. Join us as we retrace the route of the original Nickel Plate Road, a fast-freight and passenger railroad that today is part of the Norfolk Southern system.
Behind no. 765 will ride a fleet of restored coach, deluxe coach, dome car, and first class passenger cars with special lounge and observation offerings available. Prices start at $89 and $99 for coach, $119 for deluxe coach, $179.00 for first class lounge car accommodations, and $249 for dome car seating.
FWRHS members are eligible for a 10% discount and will receive instructions via mail.
Horseshoe Curve Special | May 25, 26 and 27 – tickets on sale February 26th!
Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania
For the first time in over 30 years, ride a steam-powered passenger train through the Allegheny mountain range, enjoying the sights, sounds, and experiences of timeless American industry.
Three 160-mile round-trips excursions of the Horseshoe Curve Special will traverse one of the busiest routes in the country over the former Pennsylvania Railroad’s “Middle Division,” and through Altoona, the railroad capital of the Standard Railroad of the World. Click here to learn more.
Behind no. 765 will ride a fleet of restored coach, deluxe coach, dome car, and first class passenger cars with special lounge and observation offerings available, including the first class Pullman car, Dover Harbor. FWRHS members are eligible for a 10% discount and will receive instructions via mail.
Prices start at $129 and $149 for coach, $179 for deluxe coach, $279.00 for first class lounge car accommodations, and $379 for dome car seating and in the Dover Harbor.
Passengers and fans can get an exclusive 10% discount on all Amtrak travel to Lewiston, Altoona, and Harrisburg between May 22nd-May 30th, allowing travel by train to the Horseshoe Curve Special in the days before and after the trips. This discount applies to Amtrak travel only.
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An expanded operating schedule and additional information regarding no. 765 will be released later in 2013. Get news and information as its released by signing for our online newsletter here and join us on Facebook and Twitter.
We cannot comment on deadheads, routing, or other operations at this time.
Volunteer Work Sessions | Every Weekend, 10AM-4PM
Experience railroad preservation up close and personal every weekend at our restoration facility at 15808 Edgerton Road. Open to the public, admission free. Request a private tour during the weekday at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open House | August 16th, 17th, and 18th
Experience the 765 under steam and explore the collection of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Cab tours, demonstrations, caboose rides, tours, attractions, and more. Train rides are $4.
Indiana History Train | October 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Brought to you by the Indiana Railroad, the Indiana History Train will arrive at our restoration facility for field trips, public tours, and more.
Santa Trains | December 7th, 14th, and 21st
The tradition continues with Santa and his red caboose! Join us for a train ride with Santa Claus during the day or for an intimate Santa Charter for the whole family in the evening.