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The Midwest Central Railroad brings the excitement of rail travel 100 years ago to life behind authentic steam powered trains. Join us in our enjoyable and educationally-rich endeavors for a future full of steam in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Our mission is to preserve and commemorate railway heritage for the educational benefit and enjoyment for current and future generations. We aim to accomplish this through live action of our engines and rolling stock as well as educational displays and tours of our operation. You can become a volunteer and share our enjoyment of history.

Have a look at the new photo gallery.
Recent additions: "2015 Old Threshers Reunion," "Train Crews at Old Threshers Reunions," and the "2014 Old Threshers Reunion."

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Help us "Fix the Two!" We have several easy ways to finance the assembly of this great locomotive.

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04 September 2014: All members of the Midwest Central RR should have received an email from the "Membership Administrator" entitled "MCRR General Membership Email List is Working."

If you want to be on this list but didn't receive the email
(1) check your spam folder as some email services frown upon email lists. GMAIL is especially bad about this!
(2) Go to the Sign-Up page to subscribe to any of the lists.

If you are on the list but don't want to be, see the instructions on "unsubscribing" at the end of the mentioned email.

11 August 2012: MCRR President Matt Crull runs the 12 across the rails in Mount Pleasant, IA!
 12 on MCRR trestle

04 August 2012: It's here!
Number 12 being pulled from the south station

16 July 2012: "Channel Gothpapa" at youtube posted this great video of the 9 working at the GLRR. Have a look!

14 July 2012: The 9 started pulling revenue loads at the GLRR. See the shop blog for a bunch of pictures of the 9 and the GLRR's 12.

21 June 2012: Firemen's School!

The 2012 graduating class, their instructors, and the 6:
graduating class

August, 2011: The shop needed some cosmetic work.
From this...
To this...
before painting
after painting

Check the shop blog (here and here) for details.

12 September 2010 (updated): The Old Threshers' Reunion is history but most important was the 6! With a concerted effort, the 6 was pulling trains during most of event. The shop blogger is putting together an entry for the 6's reassembly.

These three pictures (Sep, 2008; Jan, 2009, Sep, 2010) should illustrate what was happening in the last 24 months.

Before During Finished

13 Jan 2010: The complete "Narrow Gauge on the Heartland" VHS history of the MCRR is now on YOUTUBE. The "VIDEO LINKS" page has all the links.

12 Aug 2008: The MCRR is the recipient of a Case Construction 590 Super M Series 2 Backhoe. Case Construction has made this generous donation to the Midwest Central Railroad for the purpose of track maintenance and operations support on all parts of the railroad.
MCRR gets CNH backhoe
Additional information is at our shop blog and the Case Construction website.

29 Jul 2008: It's Back! (Well, not really; we never had it in the first place!) Our Shay's original number plate has found its way to the Midwest Central Railroad.
Shay Number Plate
See a few more pictures of the number plate on the 9's information page.

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Midwest Central Railroad  Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 319−385−2912 (updated 10Sep15)