Be a Volunteer!

All of our volunteer positions on the 2019 Autumn Colors Express have been filled– thanks for your interest! If you filled out an application on the site, you’ll be contacted by our volunteer coordinators in a few weeks.

In the meantime, won’t you please consider donating your time (and money!) to one of our two nonprofit partners? Both groups are at the forefront of rail preservation, and exist because of volunteerism, and donations from devoted people just like you!

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this group is best known for their beautiful Berkshire steam engine, Nickel Plate Road #765, a locomotive that has pulled the New River Train in the past (and hopefully, the future!) For more information, check out

NKP 765 at Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Penna. (photo:

Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation

This up and coming organization is located in Ravenna, Kentucky, and is already the leader in rail preservation and interpretation in the Commonwealth. Their steam engine, Chesapeake and Ohio #2716, was just recently moved to their sprawling facility for restoration. It also pulled New River Trains over the years, and we’d love to see it at the head end again! To learn more about how you can be a part of this great group of volunteers, head on over to

C&O 2716 (photo: