Fort Wayne Celebrates Rich History Of Railroading (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

February 8, 2014 Updated Feb 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Fort Wayne celebrates it’s railroad history at the 5th Annual Railroad Celebration.

While the commissioners were looking ahead this weekend, others were looking back at the history of railroads in the Summit City.

The Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council hosted its 5th Annual Railroad Celebration Saturday.

The festivities took place at the restored Baker Street railroad station on West Baker Street. This year’s theme focused on the Wabash Railroad.

Displays featured hundreds of items from the Wabash Railroad, including maps, photos and memorabilia, and other items related to railroading in the tri-state area.

“I think a lot of the older people that remember a lot of the trains have an interest in them from that way. The newer, younger generation with the ‘Thomas the Train’ type thing that's been on TV, that attracts the younger crowd and hopefully it will span the generations,” said Steve Bryan, President of the Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council.

If you missed Saturday, don't fly off the rails! The celebration continues Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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