Be a Volunteer!

If you’d like to be considered for our 2022 Volunteer Team, please fill out this questionnaire in its entirety. Be patient on a reply, the response has been overwhelming this year- thanks your interest!

The 2022 Autumn Colors Express had some great nonprofit support, helping to build a partnership that will flourish for years to come. Let’s meet a few of them!

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: