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WELCOME! – Join us for our 57th year of sharing railroad history!

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The museum administrative office is staffed Monday-Friday year-round and can assist with questions and reservations.


DULUTH SLEEPING CAR AWARDED GRANT FROM ERHT – We are happy to announce Mid-Continent have been awarded a $9,000 grant for the DULUTH sleeping car’s interior restoration courtesy of the Emery Rail Heritage Trust (ERHT). This is a great boost toward our $75,000 fundraising goal for the car’s restoration. ERHT has previously awarded Mid-Continent grants for our DL&W #595 car and steam locomotive C&NW #1385 projects, totaling $29,000 since the Trust began awarding grants in 2015.

OUR 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. Follow along with the progress as we get set to open the building in summer 2018.

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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