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Preserving and making railroad history.

At the turn of the 20th Century, Northeast Indiana was one of the most industrious regions in the Midwest. Connected by rail to every major city in the nation, it was also home to high-speed passenger trains and the revered steam locomotive. For many generations, railroading was a way of life. We honor this industrious history through our sensory experiences, passenger train excursions, and the operation of one of the last surviving steam locomotives in North America.

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Our latest news and updates

June 4, 2024

New first-class, open-air cars join Indiana Rail Experience

NORTHEAST INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society has introduced two newly created passenger cars to the Indiana Rail Experience. Converted from two former Ringing Bros. and Barnum &…
May 13, 2024

Indiana Rail Experience Announces 2024 Season

Indiana’s Best New Experience expands to include new Picnic Trains, Bike Train, World War II event on Labor Day Weekend, and additional Christmas Trains NORTHEAST INDIANA – After being named…
November 16, 2023

$50,000 Matching Grant Kicks off Restoration of New York Central fleet

A famous 1940s-era passenger train is destined for restoration as part of a growing rail tourism attraction in the Midwest NEW HAVEN, INDIANA – Following the acquisition of seven vintage New…
August 28, 2023

New York Central Passenger Car Fleet Acquired for Excursion Service

Seven New York Central cars from the streamliner era of passenger rail are destined for excursion service in Northeast Indiana ROCHESTER, NEW YORK — As part of an ongoing investment…