RFI History:

The Railfans of Indianapolis (RFI) was founded in 1937 as the Indianapolis Railfans Club.  It is one of the oldest rail enthusiast organizations in the country.  Click here to read a history of RFI written by Ron Stuckey, a long-time RFI member.


RFI meets on the second Saturday of each month (with an occasional exception) at 7:00 p.m. on the south side of Indianapolis. The meetings are held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 2560 S. Villa Ave. Meetings last 2 to 3 hours and feature a slide or video program usually lasting 1 to 2 hours.

Member interests vary from contemporary railroad photography to the history of interurbans, so you're bound to meet someone with interests similar to your own.


Membership dues are $12.00 per calendar year, which brings you 12 issues electronically of the official publication of the Railfans of Indianapolis, the Railfan Rambles:

Membership dues to receive a hard copy of the Railfan Rambles by mail is $20 per calendar year. To join RFI send your name, address and dues payment to Larry Nilles, 783 Northampton Row, Danville IN  46122.

Please send news items and articles for the Railfan Rambles to the editor Jeff Griner at  rambles1937@att.net


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