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WELCOME! – Thanks for joining us during our 55th year of sharing railroad history!

Museum Schedule

  • Oct. 16-Nov 24: Closed
  • Nov. 25-26: Santa Express
  • Nov. 27-Feb 9: Closed
  • Feb. 10-11: Snow Train
  • Feb. 12-May 11: Closed

The administrative office is staffed year-round (Monday-Friday) to answer questions and assist with reservations.


2018 CALENDARSMid-Continent’s 2018 Whistle on the Wind calendars are now in stock –  order yours today!

NEW DISPLAY BUILDING – Mid-Continent received a significant bequest from the Laurence H. Dorcy Estate toward the construction of a new display building to house Mid-Continent’s stunning restorations. Now we need your help to raise the rest of the funds needed to complete the project.

THANK YOU! – Your donations helped Mid-Continent raise the full match amount for the $10,000 matching grant from the Emery Rail Heritage Trust. The grant is being used to assist Mid-Continent complete heavy maintenance on Delaware, Lackawanna & Western #595, a car used by Mid-Continent for offering demonstration train rides. The car is expected to return to service in fall 2017.

DULUTH SLEEPER CAR – With your help, Mid-Continent Railway Museum was successfully able to bring the DULUTH sleeping car from Michigan to Mid-Continent in 2016. Now the real work can begin. Find out how you can support the car’s restoration effort.

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 608-522-4261 or 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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