Enjoy sights and sounds of early 1900's railroading. The entire family will enjoy this unique step back in time to an era before cell phones and computers. The seven-mile, 50 minute round trip travels over a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway through beautiful rural Sauk County countryside. Passengers ride in the comfort of 1915-vintage restored steel passenger cars.
The smell of coal smoke once again wafted across the valley's around North Freedom on a sunny weekend in August 2011. The occasion was a special appearance of a steam engine brought in especially for this one weekend. The museum's steam engines are currently being renovated and when they are back on the line, it will be noted here.
Here, the guest engine pulls the Copper Range #25 passenger coach, and the one following (owned by the Mid-Continent Museum). These coaches were placed into service for this special occasion.
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