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2018 Calendar of Events

Old Threshers Reunion (30 Aug-3 Sep)
Midwest Haunted Rails (to be determined)
The Great Pumpkin Train (to be determined)
North Pole Express (to be determined)

Old Threshers Reunion (30 Aug-3 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.

Photos from the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Reunion are at the MCRR Photo Gallery.
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Midwest Haunted Rails
(to be determined)
The Great Pumpkin Train (to be determined)

The Midwest Central Railroad and Old Threshers' Midwest Electric Railway takes 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" will likely return to the Midwest Haunted Rails on each Saturday 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 ticket price includes a pumpkin and decorating supplies.   

The Old Thrashers House of Terror is a separately priced event located elsewhere in McMillan Park..

In 2017, the MCRR had two steam locomotives running every evening to carry the crowds. The "modern" diesel 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 listed days. 

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

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North Pole Express (to be determined)

Thousands ride to the "North Pole" aboard our North Pole Express for their holiday treat. They 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 visit with our Railroad Santa, who brings 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 began. 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 26Dec17)