Our operations are funded entirely from ticket sales, memberships and donations. Our donors and benefactors put the spring in our step. Donations of any amount help us keep the lights on and the wheels rolling. Additionally, you can become a member here.



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As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, all donations are tax deductible. Whether you're seeking to support our daily operations or support one of the organization's larger projects, your donations are put to good use throughout the year.

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Post Office Box 11017
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46855


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?

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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.

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