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.

Events

Come join RRHMA for a free Summer of Safety open house where #6936 will be on display. Learn what to be aware of when around railroad property and equipment from our local Silvis Operation Lifesaver Safety team. With a small donation, you may also take a short ride behind the world’s largest diesel locomotive on our Fast Track at Silvis. The Fast Track is where locomotives are tested before heading off to their new assignments or homes. This track extends to the far reaches of both ends of the property.

News

2024 February Update

2024 February Update

Even with the crews taking time for family and friends over the holiday months, things have been moving along steadily at RRHMA-Silvis.

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2023 October Update

2023 October Update

Over the last month, volunteer crews have been busy working away at many things at RRHMA-Silvis, here are just a few of the highlights.

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