Explore Headwaters Junction

New renderings, video show off potential riverfront attraction


All tracks lead to downtown.

We're bringing the hustle and bustle back to downtown. Ready to climb aboard?


Vibrant and Vital Attraction

Fort Wayne's riverfront comes alive throughout the year.


Bells and whistles? She's got those.

Discover the 400-ton time machine that will call downtown home.


Excitement, entertainment, and education have a home:. Welcome to Headwaters Junction – a railyard park, interpretive facility, tourist railroad and community destination year round.

Steam, Meet Swagger

Meet Fort Wayne at its finest: fast, productive, connected; a place of swagger and industry, character and experience, all incarnate in a famous train. Discover the rocket-ship-on-wheels that reshaped Fort Wayne.

Riverfront Catalyst

Endorsed by Legacy Fort Wayne as “big, bold, and transformational” and a “catalyst for the riverfront” by SWA Group, Headwaters Junction has been supported citywide and covered in the press as a plan that “represents the potential of downtown.”

365 Days of Authenticity

A year-round destination for recreation, entertainment, and education, Headwaters Junction is an attraction inspired by the city’s identity and authentic to the core. With annual programming and events the riverfront will come alive with the magic of Fort Wayne’s famous trains.

Not Just Blowing Smoke

Preliminary studies estimate that Headwaters Junction would draw an additional 140000 visitors or more downtown each year. According to numbers from Visit Fort Wayne, that means an additional $60 million dollars added to the local economy.

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North River only gets one proposal – and it includes Headwaters Junction

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Headwaters Junction scored yet another victory in its long development process as it was included in the only  proposal received by the city for the development of the North River…

Railroad park at North River touted

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The first of several planned community input and outreach sessions prompted some recent coverage of the Headwaters Junction project as it has joined one of the development teams vying for…

A Headwater of Steam

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The Journal Gazette originally featured this editorial in support of Headwaters Junction on November 26th, 2017. Toronto shows possibilities of railroad-themed riverfront park When supporters of Parkview Field championed their…

Back to the Future for historic steam engine

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The News Sentinel joined us on the Joliet Rocket and reports on progress for Headwaters Junction: With the city reportedly close to buying a 28-acre slice of prime downtown real…

Big, bold, and transformational. Headwaters Junction should not be overlooked when developing a vision for our riverfront.

Legacy Fort Wayne

It would make an incredible venue.

Wells Corridor Business Association

An elegant and obvious addition to Headwaters Park.

Eric Kuhne

Headwaters Junction speaks to the potential of downtown.

Downtown Improvement District

The potential it has for the City of Fort Wayne is enormous.

TRAINS Magazine

This is the world-famous attraction will call downtown Fort Wayne home. Experience it below.