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.


2023 March Update

March 2023 UpdateMany things are happening all at once at RRHMA Silvis. Along with the help of NRE, the DD40 Centennial #6936 had a thorough inspection. Many of the items looked at in an inspection are Top deck, this is were cylinder heads, mechanical fuel injectors...

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2023 February Update

Dear Fellow Railroad Historians, First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for their donations in 2022 and a special thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad for allowing us to preserve this historic equipment for future generations. To date your donations have...

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2023 Winter Update

Thanks to the generous contributions from members and donors, RRHMA volunteers have been working hard the last few months on the #3985, #5511 and many other things. Crews disconnected the tender from the engine and removed the cab of the #3985 to make restoration work...

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