Midwest Central Railroad operates at the Old Thresher's event in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. They operate a three foot narrow gauge one mile loop. Their #12 is leased from the Georgetown Loop Railroad in ... (more)
Portrait of a 1906 Baldwin product, a native of North Carolina.
Class C Shay locomotive #9 is under steam at the 1977 Midwest Old Thresher's Reunion. It was recently refurbished and serves on the Georgetown Loop.
Oh Shay can you see?
It's a race! Engine 2 departs on the 3-foot gauge of the MCRR, passing alongside stored Mark Twain Zephyr cars.
On the 3-foot gauge of the Midwest Central loop track, Engine 2 pulls a trainload of guests at the 1977 Old Thresher's Reunion right after a downpour. This engine ran for years with a defective b... (more)
Looks like a load of left over parts from kitbashing!
Eastbound coal drag passing the old Mt Pleasant depot when the searchlight signals ruled.
Pair of GP30's look alikes, with a B30-7, make a nice a-b-a consist on this westbound freight train at Mt. Pleasant.
A GE pushes hard on the rear of an eastbound coal load as it crests a summit just west of Mt. Pleasant.
The Midwest Central North Pole Express has just pulled up to the depot on the first run of the day. The snow earlier in the week has made for a nice Christmas scene.
An Amtrak employee stand on the brick platform peering to the west hoping the CZ will soon appear as the eastbound coal train passes. The CZ was more the three hours late this day.
Mt. Pleasant is a place I always enjoy going to hang out with friends and watch train rollby thru the night. Tonight was no exception as the BNSF put on a good show with about 15 trains in 5-6 hou... (more)
West Side Shay No. 9 at the Snipe Run water tank during the 2005 Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Reunion.