The initial Railroad Days were sponsored by the Durand Railroad History Museum in the GTW Baggage Car in Iron Horse Park. When the festival grew and participation increased, Durand Railroad Days, Inc., a nonprofit corporation was formed in 1984 to coordinate, plan and host the festival. Selection of a Royal Court, including a Miss Railroad Days, a Princess and Prince became part of the new events in addition to the ceremony honoring a Railroad Person of the Year.
Durand is still a railroad town, proud of its heritage and proud of the men and women of the railroad industry that helped build our Nation and who continue to keep it “moving” forward. Come Celebrate Railroad Days with us this year as we celebrate our heritage!