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 10.5 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 TLEW Railway Museum are working hard to resume it’s operation in the near future. Your donation will help speed up the progress of it’s returning to service. 

Toledo Train Day 2017
The Tenth Annual Toledo Train Day will be held in Downtown Toledo on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza at 415 Emerald Ave. This free and public event will have all sorts of family friendly activities from 9:30am to 4pm, so bring the whole family! Attractions will include trackside displays, vendors, food, entertainment and more! The TLE&W will be back once again with a booth, so come stop by and learn about our efforts to bring the Bluebird back into operation, how you can help out and what else we have in store for the coming months!
Visit: for directions and more information!

Drone Footage - A Unique Perspective on the TLE&W

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.
Museum & Gift Shop
14745 Saylor Ln.
Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522
(419) 878-2177
Open to the public:
June thru October 2016
1st & 3rd Saturdays
Hours: 12noon to 4pm
Free Admission - Donations Always Welcome 

TLE&W Grand Rapids Motorcar Train Rides to Return in 2017

Children 3 and under ride free, 4-14 years old $3.00, 15 and up $4.00 per person. Tickets and Boarding next to the Welcome Center entering Grand Rapids at the east end of town on 65 at our 100 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 Down Town Grand Rapids.



Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum Inc.

14745 Saylor Ln.

Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522


Mailing Address: 

Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum

PO Box 168

Waterville, Ohio 43566