The Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, all volunteer organization, serving Northwest Ohio since 1969. Visit the ‘Membership’ tab for details on how to help! We operate on 10 miles of track between Waterville and Grand Rapids, OH, and house many pieces of historical railroad equipment.
The Bluebird Passenger Train is currently not running. The Volunteers at the TLE&W Railway Museum are working hard year-round to resume its operation in the near future. Your donation will help speed up the progress of its return to service.
See our "Support Us" page for some of the many opportunities for you to help us!
This cart will be able to hold 4 wheelchairs and an attendant for each (if necessary) so that those who cannot otherwise board our carts can still experience the view across our Maumee River bridge, as well as be able to experience a brief period of "riding the rails". The money raised will all go for the construction of this cart, and any additional monies will go toward the purchase of a lift so we can load wheelchairs from ground level.
We hope you will consider a small donation towards this project! Please use the "DONATE" button here on the right side of the page to donate through PayPal or send us a check to the address at the bottom of this page. If you are donating to us for a specific project, mention it on the PayPal screen or on your check.
THANK YOU for your interest and support!
A drone flying above our April Motorcar Rally was capturing highlights along our line at various spots, including Hartman Rd, Heller Curve, Grand Rapids and of course, over the Maumee River! Thank you to YouTube user "Phantompilot11x" for capturing this unique perspective of motorcar operations along our line!
Announcing regular museum hours!
Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum Inc.
caused by the virus situation. We hope to be open soon!
Regular Museum hours:
Other times available by appointment
Grand Rapids Motorcar Train Rides in 2022 - Beginning May 7, 2022!
Children under 3 ride free, 3-12 years old $3.00, 13 and up $5.00 per person. Tickets and boarding next to the Welcome Center entering Grand Rapids at the east end of town on SR 65/Front St at our 105-year-old, 901′ scenic railway bridge. Make a day of it and bring the family and friends and enjoy a day "Riding the Rails", visiting the shops and eating at the restaurants in beautiful, historic Downtown Grand Rapids!
Hours 12 Noon-5 PM
Saturday and Sunday
NOTE: Weather permitting. If you are unsure, please call to find out if we are running!
THANK YOU to all of our friends, patrons and supporters!
*Please note-we can only accept cash at this time! We are unable to process credit cards on-site for motorcar rides and gift shop sales.
We work year-round to keep our equipment and operations going! Won't you join us and help improve our operations? There are plenty of projects to accommodate most skills! Click on the "Become a Member" tab and download an application today!
Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum
PO Box 168
Waterville, Ohio 43566-0168