Mid-Continent Equipment Roster

Mid-Continent's line and equipment are historic, all a part of the "Golden Age of Railroading," spanning the years 1885-1915, when steam locomotives moved 90 percent of the nation's passengers and freight and the railroad's cultural influences were at their peak.

The full equipment roster currently consists of 13 steam locomotives, 38 passenger cars, 31 freight cars, 21 cabooses, and 15 pieces of service equipment. Approximately 80% of the roster is considered part of the museum's "collection," fitting the "Golden Age" era criteria and the museum's Mission Statement. The balance of the roster fulfills other needs such as storage, maintenance use, or daily revenue service. The museum's collection is unique for its narrow focus both by era and the geographical area it represents.

Some items are privately owned by museum members. Most are accessible to the general public, specifically those on display in the Coach Shed, but many are awaiting restoration and proper display. Each group is listed below and includes a "thumbnail" page. There is a page and at least one photo for each piece on the roster.


Steam Locomotives [ THUMBNAILS ]

Chicago & North Western #1385
Polson Logging #2
Western Coal & Coke #1
Dardanelle & Russellville #9
Copper Range #29
Kewaunee Green Bay & Western #49
Soo Line #2645
Lake Superior & Ishpeming #22
Woodward Iron #41
Goodman Lumber Co. #9
Consumers #701
Louisiana Cypress #2
Central Illinois Public Service #6

Diesel/Other Locomotives [ THUMBNAILS ]

Mid-Continent Railway #1256
Mid-Continent Railway #7
Pullman-Standard #4
Milwaukee Road #988
Montana Western #31
Wisconsin Power & Light #3
Wisconsin Sand & Gravel #2

Wooden Passenger Cars [ THUMBNAILS ]

Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #213
Wisconsin Central "Oak Park"
Great Northern #3261
Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western #63
Wisconsin Central #63
Copper Range #25
Copper Range #60
Wisconsin Central #306
Chicago & North Western #1099
Wisconsin Fish Commission #2 "Badger"
East Jordan & Southern #2
Lake Superior & Ishpeming #1
Soo Line #957
Chicago & North Western #613
Chicago Burlington & Quincy #1900
Soo Line #1257
Soo Line #920
Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #701
Soo Line #1210 "Rhinelander"
Soo Line #552
Lake Superior & Ishpeming #64
Kewaunee Green Bay & Western #77
Mineral Point & Northern #202

Steel Passenger Cars [ THUMBNAILS ]

Delaware Lackawanna & Western #425
Delaware Lackawanna & Western #557
Delaware Lackawanna & Western #563
Delaware Lackawanna & Western #595
Chicago & North Western #440
Soo Line #2017
Chicago & North Western #7409
Pullman "Mt. Harvard"
Canadian National #5375
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific #1094
Great Northern #A22
Chicago & Illinois Midland #90
Chicago & North Western #8903
Great Northern #90
Wisconsin Central #1513

Wooden Freight Cars [ THUMBNAILS ]

Soo Line #15604 (box)
Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #996 (gondola)
Duluth & Iron Range #5537 (flat)
Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #18052 (box)
Soo Line #29667 (stock)
Minneapolis & St. Louis #4570 (box)
Duluth Missabe & Iron Range #7122 (reefer)

Chicago & North Western #10 (narrow gauge box)
Richter Vinegar #11 (tank)
Chicago & North Western #96791 (Hart gon)
NWX #19781 (reefer)
NWX #19786 (reefer)
NWX #19769 (reefer)
Chicago & North Western #123576 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3011 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3016 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3048 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3061 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3081 (box)
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe #117205 (box)
Green Bay & Western #8020 (box)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3151 (box on ground)
Akron Canton & Youngstown #3161 (box on ground)

Steel Freight Cars [ THUMBNAILS ]

Soo Line #80944 (ore)
UTLX #12283 (tank)
UTLX #17550 (tank)
Kewaunee Green Bay & Western #4567 (hopper)
Chesapeake & Ohio #50684 (hopper)
Minneapolis & St. Louis #23655 (flat)
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe #97496 (flat)
Soo Line #X54385 (flat)

Cabooses [ THUMBNAILS ]

Duluth Missabe & Iron Range #C-74
Chicago & North Western #10802 (drovers)
Milwaukee Road #01524
Soo Line #99085
Great Northern #X582
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific #17772
Baltimore & Ohio #C-1921
Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha #6110
Soo Line #203
Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #570
Soo Line #99115
Chicago & North Western #12476
Minnesota Transfer #X12
Duluth South Shore & Atlantic #568
Northern Pacific #1781
Duluth Missabe & Iron Range #C-183
Milwaukee Road #01601
Chicago Burlington & Quincy #15
Wisconsin & Calumet #529
Grand Trunk Western #75050

Service Equipment [ THUMBNAILS ]

Oregon Short Line #762 (rotary snow plow)
Boyne City Gaylord & Alpena #1 (Russell snow plow)
Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer #55 (Jordan spreader)
Missouri Pacific #X105 (wrecker)
Missouri Pacific #X1064 (wrecker flat)
Soo Line #X3 (crane-wrecker)
Soo Line #X173 (idler flat)
Soo Line #X81 (crane)
Chicago & North Western #X263579 (locomotive tender)
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul #8670 (canteen)
Missouri Pacific #1208 (locomotive tender)
Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific #30 (Dodge inspection car)
Western Pacific #B-63 (Burro crane)
Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific #X918050 (B&B bunk car)
Vulcan Materials Co. #711 (side dump car)

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