Railroading Heritage of Midwest America, Inc.


Fall Foliage tour

This October, Friends of the 261 is offering you the opportunity to ride vintage passenger cars One Way from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee or Chicago on October 11th, or Chicago or Milwaukee to Minneapolis/St. Paul October 31st. Our fully restored passenger cars offer a memorable journey you’ll cherish for years to come! Meticulously refurbished, these cars recall the era when traveling was half the vacation.

Our restored cars will be pulled behind Amtrak’s Empire Builder over the scenic former Milwaukee Road route along the Mississippi River, one of Amtrak’s Top 10 scenic rail journeys in America….Read More


Past Excursions


London Calling

Join the Friends of the 261 as we head overseas for a once in a lifetime British steam and countryside tour. This unique 9 day / 8 night tour will feature a four day steam tour of Southern England using three different mainline steam locomotives. This late summer trip is to the most southern point of England. The “Cornwall” region has plenty to offer both the steam enthusiast and those seeking a British vacation – with sun, sand and sea as well as glorious scenery and the British countryside. Read More