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Midwest Central Railroad, Mount Pleasant

#105 of 132 in Museums in Iowa
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Midwest Central Railroad is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad operating within the confines of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa's McMillan Park, site of the Midwest Old Thresher's Reunion.

The railroad is a registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mainline track is a 1 mile (1.6KM) loop with traffic moving in a clockwise direction regulated by an electrically signaled block system. The mainline loop features 2 stations: at the north end, the original Hillsboro, Iowa, depot along with a Milwaukee Road signal tower; and at the south end, a newer wood frame/metal sided building.

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  • This is a pretty short train ride, but really is nostalgic and a lot of fun while visiting the event. Like all things at the site it is well maintained and very original .The kids always loved...  more »
  • My wife and I went to Mt. Pleasant for the Old Threshers Reunion, and purchased the 5 day admission pass for very little money, and we weren't disappointed! There is so much to do and see at this...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to spend some time learning about the History of the Railroad. They have an Awesome Steamshow, Halloween festivities, Christmas Polar Express Train. Something for all ages. The staff, volunteers are very knowledgeable, they love answering questions, you couldn't ask for a better place to spend the day.
  • Lots of fun, the Real Thing, on operating days. See the website for schedule, operates in conjunction with Midwest Old Threshers.

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