Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote public understanding of the history of railroading in the Midwest. RRHMA accomplishes this goal by preserving, restoring, operating and interpreting historic locomotives and rail cars. We were founded in 1991, and since then we’ve become a leader in the world of historic rail preservation through various restoration and excursion efforts.

RRHMA owns a fleet of historic railroad passenger cars, built between 1945 and 1964, upgraded with the latest mechanical appliances and modern amenities that you would find in today’s luxury hotels. We operate a number of rail excursions and charters every year, handling all the logistics. We also offer these services to other passenger car owners- with RRHMA running your trips, all you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

Latest News

2024 February Update

February 2024 UpdateEven with the crews taking time for family and friends over the holiday months, things have been moving along steadily at RRHMA-Silvis. 4014's tender has been sandblasted and has a light coat of primer to preserve the metal while it’s moved back...

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2023 December Update

December 2023 UpdateIt has been a busy last couple months at RRHMA-Silvis, many exciting things have been happening! The main rods and crossheads were removed from Union Pacific 2-10-2 #5511, so the faulty piston rods may be removed from the crossheads in preparation...

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2023 October Update

October 2023 UpdateOver the last month, volunteer crews have been busy working away at many things at RRHMA-Silvis, here are just a few of the highlights. Crews have moved  Big Boy #4014's tender from the west end of the building, over to the drop pit on the east end...

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