|Message||Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.|
|Message||hey your blog design is very nice, clean and fresh and with updated content, make people feel peace and I always enjoy browsing your site.|
|Message||It was great to be back at Mt. Pleasant and Old Threshers, the #6 looked wonderful and was a real joy to see it in action once again, as well as the #9 and #16 Henschel. Everyone who puts this all together every year does a fantastic job and I applaud all of your hard work. Thank you all for another great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Message||According to my Great-Great Grandmother's obit, my great-grandfather worked for the MCRR at the time of her death, April 4 1918. Does anyone know how I can confirm? I come from a long line of railroad
For those interested in the above question...
The present day MCRR started in the late 1950's as a project of the Midwest Old Threshers group. This "MCRR" is an extremely short-line railroad, often referred to as a tourist railroad or museum railroad.
I suspect the "MCRR" which your great-grandfather worked for was the "Michigan Central Railroad." That "MCRR" was incorporated in 1846 and later became part of the Penn Central Railroad.
Details of the Michigan Central can be found at
|Message||I love to see the trains run during the year,it brings back the memories from the past.|
|Message||It is good to see some more restoration activity in steam locomotives. I have been going to visit and work on Milwaukee Road # 261 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the 630 in Chatanooga, Tennessee. I'm going to try to plan a visit to Midwest Central Railway. It's a lot shorter distance. I'm in St.Joseph, Missouri. Best wishes. Billy|
|Message||Visited your website today, very impressive! My wife and I were heavily involved in MCRR from 1966-1970 and the pics brought back many memories. I deeply regret not staying involved with MCRR(I live only 25 miles away)but life can sometimes blind us to what is truly important. Hope we can make it back up this spring on a regular basis. Till then. J.P.|
|Message||The flood was not at the Midwest Central Railroad it was at another railroad. We can always use volunteers.|
Midwest Central Railroad
|Message||I am a life member of Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (Nr. 20) and of Orange Empire Railway Museum (Nr. 2170). I am also a former locomotive engineer from Southern Pacific, both Los Angeles Division and San Joaquin Division. I now live in Iowa City just north of you.|
I read the horrible posting of Order Board about shutting down the railroad due to the flood, and all of the damage it potentially caused. I have never been to your museum, and saw the work schedule only for 2008. The board of directors list was updated this January but not the work schedule. I hope that will change. How much damage was done during the flood? Are you working to restore operation, or have you? I may want to volunteer.
|Message||Looks like a neat railroad I would like to meet "Mike E." as you put it. He seems like he has a good grip on the knowledge and the know - how, to run a steam railroad. I have to say the webmaster is doing a wonderful job of keeping the site up-to-date Just my honest humble opinion!|