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 Iowa’s and the Nation’s narrow gauge railway heritage for the educational benefit and enjoyment for current and future generations.

We accomplish this through the preservation and operation of our engines and rolling stock as well as educational displays, special events and tours of our operation.


Comic Strip by Marshall F. Thayer, 1968