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FORT MADISON, FARMINGTON AND WESTERN
2208 220TH ST.
DONNELLSON, IOWA 52625 -
Location: DONNELLSON, IOWA
Phone: 319-837-6689
2nd Phone: 319-750-3019
Web Site: http://www.minermfgco.com/minerville/
Email: dbeckman@mchsi.com
DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
RAILROAD MUSEUM
LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
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Currently operates a "doodlebug" gas powered coach, a small gas locomotive, a diesel locomotive, and a steam crane. Also restoring to operation a 0-4-0 Baldwin steam switch engine. The latest addition to the railroad is a 35 ton Plymouth gas locomotive. Also at the site are replica railroad buildings, an engine house, a depot, a section house, an old time filling station, an old time general store and an old school from the site of the former rail stop of Viele several miles east of the site and formerly part of the railroad that has been restored. Operates one mile of a line that used to run west from Ft Madison and Viele to Bloomfield, IA and southwestly to Carrolton Mo. It had been hoped at one time in history to make this a route from Chicago to Kansas City, but that never materialized and the line was abandoned in the late 60's. I received this:"This museum has been closed due to the owner's illness. The museum will be auctioned off in June 2008. Thank you to everyone who supported this attraction. Thanks for the memories!"
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