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2014 Calendar of Events


Independence Day (4 July-DONE!) Old Threshers Reunion (28 Aug-1 Sep) 
Midwest Haunted Rails (Oct 10/11, 17/18, 24/25)
North Pole Express (Nov 29, Dec 6/7, 13/14)

Independence Day Celebration (4 July-DONE!)

fireworks flag pole fireworks
For 2014, visitors to McMillan Park saw our Baldwin Steam Locomotive, No. 6 pull a few cars for the annual Mount Pleasant Independence Day celebration.

The train operated from 5 PM and ran through 9 PM.

At 10.00 PM, the Mount Pleasant Independence Day Committee, with the financial support of numerous sponsors throughout the community, provided an incredible fireworks show in the park.

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Old Threshers Reunion (28 Aug-1 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 10:00 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 will be/are accumulating at the 2014 OTR page.
 
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Midwest Haunted Rails (Oct 10/11, 17/18, 24/25 )

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 Old Thrashers House of Terror is a separately priced event.

In 2013, 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.

The event typically runs from 6PM CDT until at least 10PM CDT on the listed days. 

Besides the train and trolley, there are numerous "inflatable jumping things" for the kids, food vendors, music, miscellaneous kids activities and costume contests.

skeleton skeleton witch
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North Pole Express (Nov 29, Dec 6/7, 13/14)

Thousands ride to the "North Pole" aboard our North Pole Express for their holiday treat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you 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, we will likely start the online and telephone reservations for this event. A link to the online reservations page will 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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