In 1991, a group of volunteers got together to restore the rusting Engine No. 1. Not only did they restore it, they rebuilt it and it began pulling passengers again in 2000. Today, the engine and the museum are maintained and run by volunteers.

2018 Operations Schedule

  • June 16 - Father's Day
  • July 4 - Fourth of July
  • July 28 - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Day
  • September 1 - Labor Day Weekend
  • September 3 - Labor Day
  • October 27 - Spooky Train
  • November 24 - Santa Train




Browse through our museum. See authentic artifacts from Fairbanks' gold rush and detailed dioramas of historic Chena and historic Fairbanks. Check out our newly restored speeder, Model T and a unique velocipede also on display.