2013 SEASON SCHEDULE In 2013 Mid-Continent Railway Museum will celebrate our 50th anniversary at North Freedom. Join us as we begin our fifth decade of offering "living history" experiences.
May Weekends: Open each Saturday & Sunday
MEMORIAL DAY MEMBERS PICNIC Mid-Continent Railway Museum members and their guests are invited to the Members Picnic to be held on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. in the museum's pavilion. Burgers and brats will be provided. Bring a dish to pass. Come get to know your fellow museum members!
WE'RE ON PINTEREST Mid-Continent Railway Museum is now on Pinterest. Follow us to get occasional photo updates straight to your photostream. Like what you see? Then repin photos to share them with your friends and family. Between our new Pinterest page our Facebook page and YouTube channel, keeping up to date with your favorite railway museum has never been easier!
100 YEARS! In December 2012, Saginaw Timber Company #2 (aka Polson Logging #2) joined the century club, celebrating 100 years since rolling out of the Baldwin Locomotive Works factory. Read the history of the 2-8-2 that has been one of Mid-Continent's workhorses and a favorite among many Mid-Continent members and visitors.
$250,000 CHALLENGE GRANT FOR 1385 In June 2011, the Wagner Foundation of Lyons, Wisconsin announced a $250,000 challenge grant to restore Mid-Continent's star steam locomotive, Chicago & North Western No. 1385. Read the News Release HERE and help us meet the challenge by Donate button at upper left.
To celebrate the announcement of the Wagner Foundation Challenge Grant and the resumption of restoration work on Mid-Continent's flagship locomotive C&NW 1385, a special issue of the Mid-Continent Railway Gazette has been printed and can be purchased through the webstore.
STEAM & STEEL: SONGS OF RAILROAD'S GOLDEN AGE Fundraising at Mid-Continent Railway Museum has taken on a more harmonious tone with the release of an original music CD entitled Steam & Steel: Songs of Railroad’s Golden Age. A collection of ten railroad themed songs, including nine original compositions by Mid-Continent member Ken Hojnacki, performed by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and her band, they range in style from bluegrass to country to folk.
Read the The Story Behind the Songs of Railroad's Golden Age, which includes not only the back story but song lyrics, pictures and soon, song samples.
Order yours through our secure webstore or by calling our office at 800-930-1385.
WOODEN CAR BUILDERS The Rolling Stock website, a fantastic resource for historical information, data, photos and more on wooden railroad cars and builders. This is an independent effort on the part of Mr. Hayes Hendricks, who recently donated the content of his website to Mid-Continent Railway Museum, where it is now hosted.
Mid-Continent is an outdoor living history museum and operating railroad recreating, preserving, and interpreting the small town/shortline way of life from the "Golden Age of Railroading" spanning the years 1880 to 1916. Help us preserve this experience for others to enjoy by making a donation, and consider joining us as a member!
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