Event Details

RAILS TO VICTORY, a WWII Living History Reenactment and Encampment, is once again being planned for 2023; and will be hosted by the Fox River Trolley Museum and the WWII Historical Re-enacting Society. "Papers Please!"

Ride the WWII Trolley Adventure into History, an hour long theatrical experience where by passengers are transported back into time when America was at war with our Allies to defeat the tyranny of the Axis Powers.

From the trolley, passengers will be able to experience scenes from the war years depicting battles, resistance insurgencies, civilian homefront activities and much more. On board the trolleys, all passengers will need to have their papers (provided with your ticket) inspected by our period German Police and Reichsbahn (German Railway) conductors. These performances are family friendly; however, not recommended for very young children who may be upset by loud noises, theatrical gun fire, and battle scenes. 

Our 2023 event is still be planned, but we are looking forward to announcing our trolley run departure times early 2023. 

Before and after your ride, feel free to walk to the military encampment and talk to the soldiers and period civilians, one on one, learning about the equipment, vehicles and weapons used in the war.

Event Activies*******

Details to be announcd after the new year.

WWII Re-Enactors

WW2 Reenactors belonging to the Historical Reenactment Society (HRS), Tactical Studies Group/Living History Reenactment Association (LHRA), the WWII Girls Baseball Living History League, or other approved and recognized WW2 reenacting groups are invited to participate in this event by registering  for the event on our reenactor registration page. Reenactor Registration Details