RRHMA to Expand operations to Silvis, IL

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America to expand operations to Silvis Illinois shop & rail complex The rail complex will be developed as a multiuse commercial development, historic preservation, restoration and future transportation museum. SILVIS, Ill. (Jan 10,...

Friends of the 261 acquires private car Caritas

Friends of the 261 acquires private car Caritas Caritas has traveled thousands of miles on excursions organized by car owners Clark Johnson and Nona Hill (pictured at left) through their company High Iron Travel. (Steve Glischinski) MINNEAPOLIS – The Friends of the...

2020-Summer-Northern Lines

Restoration, upgrades to Milwaukee Road E9 32A near completion Volunteers and employees of the Friends of the 261 are making great progress with the restoration and upgrading of Milwaukee Road E9 32A. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have been practicing social...

2020-Covid Update

Hello Friends, I’m writing to you in the hopes that you and your loved ones are safe & healthy.  In this unprecedented time, I wanted to let you know that we are all thinking about you and your families.  We view you as part of our big railroad family and we are...

2019 – November – Northern Lines

North Pole Express on the ready track 2018 North Pole Express at Union Depot in St. Paul. The 2019 trips will operate Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 12-15. ©Steve Glischinski The 2019 North Pole Express is on the ready track to spread holiday cheer at Union Depot in St. Paul. The...