Steam Status at Mid-Continent Railway Museum

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Saginaw Timber
Company No. 2
Chicago & North
Western No. 1385
Western Coal
& Coke No. 1

steam locomotives number 2, number 1385, and number 1 Saginaw Timber Co. No. 2 photo by Chuck Burnham. C&NW 1385 photo copyright Gordon Mott. Western Coal & Coke No. 1 photo by Paul Swanson.

The popular image associated with Mid-Continent Railway Museum is that of steam power.

Steam power is also the appropriate image for the Mid-Continent Railway. Our mission is to represent the "Golden Age" of railroads in the upper Midwest. And that era was steam powered. Our collection of steam locomotives is adequate for the task. But the challenge before us is the restoration of each piece in compliance with current standards established by the Federal Railroad Administration.

You can monitor the progress in the shop and learn more about the locomotives' unique histories by clicking on the locomotives pictured.

You can also help us complete this monumental task with a gift to the museum's Steam Fund. One hundred percent of each contribution is applied directly to the cost of purchasing the requisite materials, supplies and contracted services that bring us closer to the day when steam will once again dominate the experience at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum.

All aboard!

Saginaw Timber
Company No. 2
Chicago & North
Western No. 1385
Western Coal &
Coke No. 1

 

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