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DATES OF OPERATION – Mid-Continent Railway Museum is currently closed for the season with the exception of the following special events:

  • Feb. 13-14, 2016: Snow Train™
  • Feb. 20-21, 2016: C&NW 1385 Open House (located in Middleton, Wis.; Mid-Continent Railway Museum grounds in North Freedom, Wis. will remain closed)

Visit us again during our 2016 summer season beginning May 7th.

HELP BRING “DULUTH” TO MID-CONTINENT – Mid-Continent Railway Museum has an opportunity to acquire the DSS&A sleeping car DULUTH. This car will become a jewel of the museum’s collection, provided $35,000 can be raised by May 31st to bring the car to North Freedom. Learn how you can help.

2016 CALENDARS – Mid-Continent Railway Museum’s “Whistle on the Wind” 2016 calendars are now available. The calendar features five color and eight black & white images. Images included are a mix of historical railroad imagery as well as more contemporary scenes from Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Many days feature “this day in history” factoids about railroads of the Upper Midwest. Quality spiral binding keeps the calendar flat against the wall.

Call the Mid-Continent Railway Museum office to place your order. Prices are $8.00 for Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society members and $8.95 for non-members. Shipping and handling is $4.95 in the U.S. (Canada $7.00, all others $10.00).


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.” Help us preserve this experience for others to enjoy by making a donation, and consider joining us as a member!

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