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DATES OF OPERATION – Mid-Continent Railway Museum is currently open Saturdays and Sundays. The museum office is staffed most weekdays to respond to inquiries and accept reservations. The museum opens 7-days-per-week beginning June 8th. More information can be found on the Train Ride Info page.

May 9-June 7, 2015: Open weekends
May 25, 2015: Open for Memorial Day
May 30-31, 2015: WWI Encampment
June 8, 2015: Open daily
June 20, 2015: BBQ Train NEW for 2015! (Father’s Day weekend)
July 18, 2015: Pizza Train NEW for 2015!
July 18, 2015: Elegant Dinner Train
Aug. 15, 2015: Elegant Dinner Train
Aug. 28, 2015: End of daily operations, open weekends-only
Sept. 7, 2015: Open for Labor Day
Sept. 19, 2015: Wine & Cheese Tasting Train NEW for 2015!
Sept. 19-20, 2015: Wood Car Tours Rare opportunity!
Oct. 3, 2015: Elegant Dinner Train
Oct. 9-11, 2015: Autumn Color™ Weekend
Oct. 17-18, 2015: Pumpkin Special
Oct. 19, 2015: Museum closed for season (except special events)
Nov. 28-29, 2015: Santa Express™
Feb. 12-14, 2016: Snow Train™

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION – During summer 2015 Highway 136, the primary route to Mid-Continent Railway Museum for visitors coming from Baraboo and points east, will be closed as part of the Highway 12 Bypass project. Plan ahead with our detour information page and map.

O. WINSTON LINK PRINTS AUCTION – Get your eBay accounts ready! Mid-Continent Railway Museum is auctioning three original 16 x 20 inch photographic prints by O. Winston Link, signed by the late famed photographer. The prints have been donated to the museum to help raise funds for the continuing restoration of Ex-Chicago & North Western steam locomotive #1385. Learn more about the prints and auctions.

STEAM STATUS PAGEOur Steam Status page contains the latest information about the C&NW No. 1385 and Saginaw Timber Company No. 2 steam locomotive restorations.

SEEKING C&NW 1385 MATERIALSDo you have visuals, posters, postcards, photos, video, movies, paperwork, blueprints or other materials related to the C&NW 1385 steam locomotive? We are interested in any materials that help tell show the 1385’s history on the C&NW and at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. New exhibits about No. 1385 are in the works and new content continues to be needed for use in publications and the web. Learn how you can share your C&NW 1385 materials with us.

STEAM & STEEL: SONGS OF RAILROAD’S GOLDEN AGEFundraising 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 Railway Museum 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 song samples.

Order yours by calling our office at 800-930-1385

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!

The entire contents of this website is ©2015 Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc. Please respect the copyright of our contributing photographers. Any copying, redistribution, or reuse of files, photos, text, or graphics from this website without written permission is prohibited, with the exception of the Media Kit under the terms outlined on those pages.

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