AMERICAN HERITAGE RAILROAD

Located at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds south of Greenville IL

 


Train Rides***Train Rides***Train Rides

Modifyed 1-12-13

The Train Crew would like to thank all who came out to ride the Polar Express this year. We had a very successful year thanks to all the riders. Don't forget to come out this summer & ride the train. We will be posting our schedule of run days for the summer very soon.

 

Schedule Of Operation for 2013

**1st Saturday of the month from 10a.m.-2p.m. May through October.  Come on out for a ride.  A $2 donation is suggested. 


We will have the train running at all the museum events.  Click on the event tab above for dates


Come join in on the fun! Come out to see what goes on.

1st & 3rd Saturdays - R.R. Workdays - 8:30a.m. at the Museum Grounds.  E-mail: 
                              dktrainman@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming.

2nd & 4th Thursdays - R.R. Workdays - 6:30p.m. at the Museum Grounds.  Email: 
                               dktrainman@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming. 

For additional Info you can call 618-539-7742

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Check out our latest photos:  
HERE
 

To watch some videos of our RR and the equipment click here.

Track Construction Pictures October 2009:

Coming into Flamm Park

Track in Flamm Park.

Tracks heading into the Sunset.

Freshly spiked 150' of track coming out of Flamm Park.

Freshly ballasted track thru Flamm Park.

Freshly ballasted track heading into Flamm Park.

The First run of the 2009 season. click here.

The latest acquisition for the AHRR. click here.


Project List:
1.  Finish installation of electric to the car barn.
2.  We have installed our named tie siding  Get your named tie now.  E-mail me at: 
     dktrainman@hotmail.com with questions or to reserve your personal tie.
3.  Concrete the car barn., let us know if you could help in anyway. 
4.  Install the rest of the switches & track in the new yard for switching all of our equipment around.
5.  Start the rebuilding of our 1926 coal fired Wagner built Atlantic Steam Locomotive. 
6.  Yearly maintenance& right of way ballasting. 
7.  And the list goes on & on & on.  We can always use help. 

 

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The American Heritage Railroad made some amazing strides in 2012, going full-steam ahead with a variety of projects. To read all about it, click here.

Watch the American Heritage Railroad slide show:
"Year In Review: 2007."


Check out the American Heritage Railroad newsletter "Whistle Talk." The newsletter has all the latest events for the American Heritage Railroad. Click here to read all about it.

The newsletter is available in Adobe Acrobat format. Don't have Adobe Acrobat? Get it here.


See a slide show of the American Heritage Railroad by clicking here.


The American Heritage Railroad is undertaking a two part capital campaign to purchase and install the first phase of the railroad on the museum grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, Ill.

Find out more about these two campaigns here:
Naming Rights Program (in Adobe Acrobat format)
Adopt a Tie Program (in Adobe Acrobat format)

Download the rail division membership form here:
American Heritage Railroad Membership Form (in Adobe Acrobat format)

Don't have Adobe Acrobat? Get it here.

To get involved with either of these projects, contact railroad division manager David Kessinger at (618) 664-9582 or through e-mail at dktrainman@hotmail.com.


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Anyone is welcome to join our Railroad Division. The meetings for the group are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m. at the Railroad Depot on the Museum Grounds.

The Railroad Division will have an Atlantic class Wagner Steam Engine, believed to be one of only 10 in existence. Additionally, the division operates a G-16 diesel outline train set that was built in 1956. Both will be 15-inch gauge.

Membership in the division is only $15 per year and you can be involved as much or as little as you would like. Lifetime memberships are also available for $1,250 for a single and $2,500 for a lifetime family membership.

We would love to have you as part of the division. Contact us at ( 618) 593-7742 or e-mail us at dktrainman@hotmail.com.


The Wagner Steam Engine


The Caboose


The G-16 Diesel Train


The first train car we restored