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!

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
17475 Saylor Ln.
Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522
(419) 878-2177
Open to the public:

Regular Museum hours:                                        
June thru October                                                 
1st & 3rd Saturdays                                              
Hours: 12 noon to 4 PM

Other times available by appointment

Free Admission - Donations always welcome! 

Grand Rapids Motorcar Train Rides in 2019

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 St Rt 65 at our 101-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 Downtown Grand Rapids.


Saturdays-Noon to 5 PM
Sundays-12:30 PM to 5 PM
We often run after 5 if the weather is nice and people keep stopping by!

*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!

Mailing Address: 

Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum
PO Box 168
Waterville, Ohio 43566-0168

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