The Indiana Rail Experience will return in 2024.

Named Indiana’s “Best New Experience” by the Indiana Tourism Association in 2023, the Indiana Rail Experience offers a variety of trips and events including hour-long rides, themed event trains, and all-day excursions aboard our historic passenger trains. Join our mailing list to get notified when ticket sales begin!

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Coming in 2024

Hour-long train rides featuring complimentary ice cream departing Angola, Indiana

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Diesel-powered cigar train featuring complimentary cigars, drinks, lunch, and more! Departing Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day, savor wines, and delicious dessert appetizer pairings aboard our diesel-powered historic train. Tickets for individuals, couples, tables, and private cars are offered. Departing Angola, Indiana.

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Revel in a summer evening train ride departing Angola, Indiana with dinner appetizers, the spirit of your choice, and enjoy coach, first class tickets, a private car for groups, and our cigar car.

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Young adults and kids at heart can work side-by-side with career railroaders, preservationists, and educators as they learn about freight and passenger railroading, railroad safety, history, construction, model railroading, and both modern diesel-electric and vintage steam locomotives.

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Climb aboard this pet-friendly train for a Sunday afternoon cruise that will benefit local animal care centers.

 

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2.5 hour, diesel-powered train rides departing Pleasant Lake, Indiana for Reading, Michigan.

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Steam-powered fall color excursions in Indiana and Michigan.

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Indiana Christmas Train

1.5-hour diesel-powered Christmas trains departing Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

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Historic Pleasant Lake Depot Acquired

In 2023, we acquired the historic Lake Shore & Michigan Southern station in Pleasant Lake, Indiana. In the coming years, we hope to restore this historic structure on Main Street for regular departures. Many of our trips depart Hillsdale, Michigan Angola, and Edon, Ohio, so be sure to check your ticketing and boarding information.

The Indiana Rail Experience is a celebration of this remarkable history made possible through a special partnership with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and the Indiana Northeastern Railroad.

1469 West Main Street,
Pleasant Lake, Indiana

Trips depart from Pleasant Lake and other stations along our route. Please consult specific ticket and event details for parking and boarding information.

Listen for the whistle

We're preserving and making railroad history!

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society offers outstanding, educational experiences through the operation of one of the last surviving steam locomotives in the world: Nickel Plate Road no. 765.

The Indiana Rail Experience is a special partnership between the Fort Wayne Railroad and the Indiana Northeastern Railroad. This collaboration will bring the exciting sites and sounds to our region for years to come.

Northeast Indiana's Newest Attraction

The Indiana Rail Experience

At the turn of the 20th Century, Northeast, Indiana was powered by over a dozen railroads and interurban lines. Our communities were connected to every major city in the nation by high speed passenger trains and the revered steam locomotive. Very few lives were untouched by the rhythm of the rail.

The Indiana Rail Experience is a celebration of this remarkable history made possible through a special partnership with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and the Indiana Northeastern Railroad.

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