Calendar of Events
Threshers Reunion (1-5 Sep)
Days Ending on Labor
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, the Old Threshers Reunion
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 Model A and Model T are occasionally seen trailing one of the
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.
Photos from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Reunion are at the MCRR
Photo Gallery. The 2016 photos are a "work-in-progress"; photos are being added on a day-to-day basis as the event continues.
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Haunted Rails (7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Oct)
The Midwest Central Railroad and Old Threshers' Midwest Electric
Railway takes on an eerie feel for their annual "Ghost Train of No
and the Ghostly Trolley."
The Great Pumpkin Train (8, 15, 22, 29 Oct)
The MCRR and the Midwest Electric Railway join together for a
"all you can ride" event.
reservations are required for the Haunted Rails. Wrist bands are $10
per person with children 4 and under at no cost.
will return to the Midwest Haunted Rails on each Saturday (October 8,
15, 22, 29) of MHR. Tickets will be available at
the North End General Store from 4 to 4:30 PM. The train leaves at 4:35
PM. The $5.00 per person ticket price includes a pumpkin and decorating
House of Terror is a separately priced event located
elsewhere in McMillan Park..
In 2015, the MCRR had two steam locomotives running every
evening to carry the crowds. The "modern"
switcher, #14 was
never pulling a train --
a good sign for steam lovers.
Midwest Haunted Rails runs from 6PM CT until past 10PM CT on the
the train and trolley, there were numerous other activities
for the kids, food vendors, music and miscellaneous kids activities.
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Pole Express (26-27 Nov; 3-4, 10-11 Dec)
Thousands ride to the "North Pole" aboard our
Pole Express for their holiday treat. They enjoy the sights
Christmas as they travel on a narrow gauge steam powered train to the
At the North Pole, guests visit with our Railroad Santa, who
special gift for each child. Holiday traditions start on the Midwest
Reservations are required for this event. On November 1st, online and
telephone reservations for this
event began. In the past, it has only taken 1 to 2 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
The call-in reservation telephone number will also be posted.
After reservations are received, parties are assigned coaches. If
there are two (or more) parties that wish to ride together on the same
coach, we ask that you make your reservations together under one name,
otherwise we canít guarantee that parties will be seated on the same
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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