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Orphan Train Riders Itineraries


We are a group of railroad history enthusiasts who developed a project to create the actual trip itineraries of individual orphan train riders over the 70 years the saga unfolded. We are affiliated with the Upper Musselshell Historic Society in Harlowton, Montana. This far in 2104 we have been able to assemble train trips west for about 150 riders. We do not have a website but do have access to over 50,000 pages of railroad timetables and information. We would be happy to assist the families of orphan train riders in Iowa learn how their riders came to Iowa from New York. 

View a description letter of the information this group can help you with.
Cheers!  John Shontz, project Coordinator

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