Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA) is a non-profit organization with a mission 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 strive to educate the public about the importance of railroading in shaping the history of the Midwest.

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 several 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.

​At Railroading Heritage, our dedicated volunteers bring an unmatched passion and depth of knowledge to our organization. During day-to-day operations, our volunteers play a vital role in maintenance, rebuilding, and restoration of vintage railroad equipment, ensuring its preservation for future generations to enjoy. When the time comes for an excursion, our volunteers step up to the challenge, meticulously attending to every detail to ensure a seamless experience for our guests as they embark on their journey. Our volunteer team is committed to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every guest , sharing historical and fascinating details along the way, and going above and beyond to bring smiles to our guests’ faces.

​The maintenance and preservation of railroad equipment, regardless of type or age, present significant challenges. At RRHMA our staff and volunteers thrive on overcoming these challenges. With decades of experience in rail preservation, we have consistently demonstrated our ability to turn ambitious mechanical visions into reality with each completed project.


Railroading Heritage of Midwest America does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, sub-contractor, vendors, and clients.