At the turn of the 20th Century, Fort Wayne and 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 and dozens of stations, yards and terminals. For many families, railroading was a way of life for generations.
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society honors this incredible history through its educational experiences, passenger train excursions, and the operation of one of the last surviving steam locomotives in the world: Nickel Plate Road no. 765.