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Our operations are funded entirely from ticket sales, memberships and through generous donations from supporters like you. Your donations help keep railroad history alive!

Donations can be easily made online using the form below by mail at Post Office Box 11017, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46855.

We also offer great opportunities for sponsors, corporate donors and special partnerships with Amazon Prime and the Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation. Check the sidebar to see which options are available to you.

All donations are tax deductible and accompanied by an acknowledgment recipient letter for your tax purposes.

Donating goods and items

We also accept donations of a variety of materials such as:

  • tools and parts
  • historical artifacts and antiques
  • estate and personal collections
  • photographs or historical documents


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The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society maintains a fund through Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. This fund will be instrumental in underwriting future maintenance on Nickel Plate Road no. 765.


The scope and impact of our operations rival many advertising campaigns! Companies large and small have supported us through in-kind and monetary donations and sponsored events, excursions, and community outreach efforts. How can your company help us preserve and make railroad history?