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P.O. Box 358
E8948 Museum Rd.
North Freedom, WI 53951



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2015 Season begins weekends May 9th and dsaily starting June 8th Dine with us May 9-10, 2015. First Class, Brunch Train, and Dinner Train tickets available during Mother's Day Weekend. Read the Latest on our Steam Restorations Auction of select railroad items including rolling stock, equpment, and collectables. May 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

DATES OF OPERATION – Mid-Continent Railway Museum's is currently closed for the season. Join us again starting May 9th. The museum office remains staffed most weekdays to respond to inquiries and accept reservations.

May 1, 2015: Auction Open House

May 2, 2015:
Auction Sale
May 9-10, 2015:
Mother's Day weekend trains

May 16-June 7, 2015: Open weekends
May 30-31, 2015: WWI Encampment
June 8, 2015: Open daily

STEAM READINESS AUCTION – We are seeking to renew our focus on the museum's core mission statement as we get ready to bring back steam train operations. This includes an examination of our collection. Numerous items collected over the years either do not fit the appropriate time period or the needs of the museum. An auction is planned for May 2, 2015 and will offer the incredibly rare opportunity to bid on a few of the treasures stored at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Items range from model trains and railroad dining china all the way to maintenance-of-way equipment and several actual, full-size historic railroad cars and steam locomotives. An open house to view the items is planned for May 1st. Read more or view the flyer.

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

CONNECT WITH MID-CONTINENT – Keeping up to date with your favorite railway museum is now easier than ever. Find us on Pinterest Facebook and YouTube!

SEEKING C&NW 1385 MATERIALS – Do 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. 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 AGE – Fundraising 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 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

REVISIT OUR FAVORITE ISSUES OF THE MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY GAZETTE – Read a brief history of our quarterly publication distributed free to Mid-Continent members and learn more about some of our most popular past issues.

WOODEN CAR BUILDERS — The Rolling Stock website, a fantastic resource for historical information, data, photos and more on wooden railroad cars and builders. This is an independent effort on the part of Mr. Hayes Hendricks, who recently donated the content of his website to Mid-Continent Railway Museum, where it is now hosted.

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!

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