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Started in 1963 with the purchase of Traprock locomotive #4 the Ironhorse Central Railroad Museum is celebrating its 50th year. We are located in Chisago City, MN and have been in this location since 1966. Richard and Robert Thompson and Doug Alexander started back in the 1950's collecting railroad memorabilia, taking photos and going on MRA fan trips. They purchased engine #4 in 1963 and had it stored until 1966 when it was moved to the present location. Track construction was started that year and in 1984 the circle was completed and a final spike ceremony was held celebrating the event. A documentary called "Ironhorse" was filmed from 1983 to 1984 and has been featured on television multiple times. We have over a mile of track including a 3/4 mile loop which we traverse two times, giving a 1.5 mile scenic train ride. We are still out in the country so we have plenty of scenic areas for nice photos. Besides a full size train ride, we also have a 1895 Saint Paul And Duluth Railroad depot, a miniature train ride, a petting zoo and 50 acres of nature. We have over 100,000 artifacts so displays are changed out frequently.