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Minneapolis, MN - Milwuakee Road 261 Mainline excursions. Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RHMA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote public understanding of the history of railroading in the Midwest. RHMA accomplishes this goal by preserving, restoring, operating and interpreting historic locomotives and rail cars. RHMA got its start in 1991 as the “Friends of the 261 Inc.” a volunteer group that supported the operation of Milwaukee Road 261, a steam locomotive based in Minneapolis, Minn. In 1997 the “Friends” was incorporated as “Railroading Heritage of Midwest America” doing business as the “Friends.”

RHMA owns a fleet of passenger cars, with most of them painted in Milwaukee Road maroon and orange passenger train colors which traveled with the 261. These include the last operating Milwaukee Road “Skytop” glass backed observation car, the “Cedar Rapids” and a Milwaukee Road full-length Super Dome car. RHMA cars are compatible with Amtrak equipment and can operate on any Amtrak train.

At its shop in Minneapolis, RHMA workers and volunteers overhaul cars and upgrade older passenger cars to Amtrak standards. Meticulously refurbished, these cars recall the era when everyone traveled by rail.

RHMA is a leader in private railroad car leasing and charter operations. RHMA can tailor a special train or charter car operation to your specific needs. We have coordinated trips for companies’ customers and employees. Some companies have chosen to sponsor the restoration of one of our passenger cars to display their corporate name and logo. We offer impeccable service in elegant surrounding as the scene outside the train constantly changes. Let Railroading Heritage of Midwest America be your gateway to the trip of a lifetime.

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