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2015 Calendar of Events

Independence Day (4 Jul) Old Threshers Reunion (3-7 Sep) 
Midwest Haunted Rails (Oct 9-10, 16-17, 23-24)
North Pole Express (Nov 28,  Dec 5-6, 12-13)

Independence Day Celebration (4 Jul)

fireworks flag pole fireworks
Starting at 5 PM -- immediately after the parade which takes place in the park -- we will run our train until 8 PM. Wrist bands will be on sale for unlimited rides.

At dusk, the Mount Pleasant Independence Day Committee and numerous sponsors provide an incredible fireworks show in the park. There will be a few traction engines with fireboxes full of sawdust making a great spark show.

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Old Threshers Reunion (3-7 Sep)

5 Days Ending on Labor Day

Held annually over Labor Day weekend, the Old Threshers Reunion is an educational and fun event that includes rides on our railroad. This is an event where family memories are made.

The trains typically operate from about 8:30 AM until 9:00 PM. Besides the trains, the Model A and Model T are occasionally seen trailing one of the trains.

In addition to the trains, A, and T rides, the MCRR offers numerous seminars through the event explaining how steam train engines, airbrakes, track signals and other railroad systems function.

Numerous pictures of the MCRR at the OTR have accumulated at the 2014 OTR picture page.
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Midwest Haunted Rails (Oct 9-10, 16-17, 23-24)

The Midwest Central Railroad and Old Threshers' Midwest Electric Railway take on an eerie feel for their annual "Ghost Train of No Return and the Ghostly Trolley."

The MCRR and the Midwest Electric Railway join together for a single price "all you can ride" event. No reservations are required for the Haunted Rails.

The  "Great Pumpkin Train" returns to the Midwest Haunted Rails on Oct 10, 17, and 24 -- the three Saturday's of MHR.  

The Old Thrashers House of Terror is a separately priced event.

In 2014, the MCRR had two steam locomotives running every evening to carry the crowds. Our "modern" diesel switcher, #14 was never pulling a train -- a good sign for steam lovers. We expect no less this year.

The event runs from 6PM CT until past 10PM CT on the listed days. 

Besides the train and trolley, there are numerous other activities for the kids, food vendors, music, miscellaneous kids activities and costume contests.

skeleton skeleton witch
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North Pole Express (Nov 28,  Dec 5-6, 12-13)

Thousands will ride to the "North Pole" aboard our North Pole Express for their holiday treat. They will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as they travel on a narrow gauge steam powered train to the North Pole.

At the North Pole, guests will visit with our Railroad Santa, who will bring a special gift for each child. Holiday traditions start on the Midwest Central Railroad.

Reservations are required for this event. On November 1st, online and telephone reservations for this event will began. In the past, it has only taken 2 to 3 days to sell the seats. A link to the online reservations page will be posted on the main MCRR.ORG webpage and on the North Pole Express webpage. The call-in reservation telephone number will also be posted.

Click here for additional information on this event.

You can e-mail North Pole Express Administrator for more information regarding future North Pole Express events.

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 Midwest Central Railroad  Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 319−385−2912 (updated 17Mar15)