2024 February Update

2024 February Update

February 2024 Update Even 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...
2023 December Update

2023 December Update

December 2023 Update It 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...
2023 October Update

2023 October Update

October 2023 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. Crews have moved  Big Boy #4014’s tender from the west end of the building, over to the drop pit on the...

2023 September Update

September 2023 Update Another first for RRHMA! After spending the majority of this year in the paint booth, Southern Pacific business car Stanford was rolled outside for the first time in August in fresh two-tone Southern Pacific Gray, bringing new life to the car,...

2023 July Update

July 2023 Update Things have been busy the last couple months at the RRHMA shop in Silvis. National Railway Equipment (NRE) has been working on Centennial DDA40X diesel #6936, making any repairs necessary to bring it back to operational condition. Work continues on...

2023 April Update

April 2023 Update Here are a few of the many things that have been happening in the past month at Railroading Heritage of Midwest America Silvis:  Union Pacific 2-10-2 No. 5511 has had its boiler flue tubes removed. Over the upcoming months its boiler will be cleaned...