Walk Amongst the Giants Fundraiser

June 29, 2024

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.

While visiting the #6936, take a tour and see the famed UP #3985 & #5511 locomotives up-close! We are offering an exclusive VIP look at these marvels of railroading history. This fundraiser will offer you an up-close look at how RRHMA is bringing new life into these pieces of history.

The event will be held Saturday, June 29th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. This exclusive event will also allow individuals who donate $125.00 a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour our facility. Tours will be available at 10:00, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm, at our new restoration shops in Silvis, IL., home of the Rock Island Railroad.

Donors to this Limited Special Event will be able to take a guided tour of the shop and have a hands-on experience with the locomotives and rolling stock on display at Railroading Heritage of Midwest America where History’s Future is coming alive. Each two-hour event will include a one hour guided tour of the Historic Silvis Shops, with free time at the end to explore the Steam locomotives and equipment within the main shop area. 

Arriving Silvis


1101 2nd Avenue N, Silvis, IL 61282