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. 

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:
May thru October 2016
1st & 3rd Saturdays
Hours: 12noon to 4pm
Free Admission - Donations Always Welcome

Attention Motorcar Owners and Operators! TLE&W Motorcar Excursion – May 14th

The TLE&W will host a “CLOVER LEAF” Motorcar excursion this spring! This will be our 1st Motorcar Excursion in 4 years. Current excursion plans are from Yawberg Rd to Waterville-Monclova Road approximately 15 miles round trip. (2 round trips planned, 3 if time allows.) Operators will also have the option to run 1-round trip from our New Grand Rapids Museum location at Saylor Lane over our 901′ Bridge Crossing the Maumee River to Grand Rapids Road and back, approximately 3 miles round trip. Advance paid reservation $40.00 per Motorcar. $50.00 per Motorcar at Day of registration. Motorcar Operators

Contact us at: Please leave us your name and address for a Application/Reservation and Liability Release form to be sent by US Mail. 

**This event is solely hosted by the TLE&W and is not associated with or sanctioned by Narcoa.

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TLE&W Grand Rapids Motorcar Train Rides 

Motor car Rides will resume officially on May 21st (may be running May 14th, weather permitting). 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