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Society welcomes special steam locomotive guest at 2018 Open House

By July 11, 2018August 26th, 2018Events, News

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will host its Open House on August 17th, 18th and 19th and steam locomotive Jeddo Coal Company no. 85, a restored tank engine.

Built in 1928 and restored by the Gramling Locomotive Works of Ashley, Indiana, the tank engine will be transported by truck to the Society’s facility and operate train rides throughout the weekend. Ticket sales begin August 1st.

In addition, the annual Open House event will feature the live steam display of world-famous Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765, a model railroad, local food trucks Bravas and Whip & Chill, and much more.

Admission is free and train rides are only $5.00.  This family-friendly event runs 10AM-4PM on Friday and Saturday and 12PM-4PM on Sunday. Children 3 and under do not require a ticket. Train rides are approximately 15-20 minutes in length and a perfect duration for small families!