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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

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…
August 8, 2023

Rail Tourism Effort Acquires Historic Train Station

A 141-year-old railroad station has been acquired by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to support its expanding rail tourism programs in Northeast Indiana. PLEASANT LAKE, IND – The historic…
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July 10, 2023

Progress Rail Helps Transform Historic Locomotive

The restoration of a 1950s railroad locomotive has been invigorated by a collaboration with Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company. MUNCIE, IND – The mechanical overhaul of Nickel Plate Road diesel locomotive no.…
April 12, 2023

Indiana Rail Experience Returns for Second Season

Following a successful season of memorable events and recent recognition as Indiana’s “Best New Experience” from the Indiana Tourism Association, a 1940s-era railroad attraction has expanded its calendar of excursions…