Midwest Railway Preservation Society

Welcome to the Midwest Railway Preservation Society's website!

Our mission here at MRPS is to collect, preserve, educate, and operate railroading history. We offer our knowledge, experience, and expertise to private railcar owners a service they can depend on for their repairs, renovations, and service inspections. We service diesel locomotives, vintage steam locomotives, and railcars. We have many projects going on - from remodeling the roundhouse to working on our  steam locomotive – 4070. Yes! That’s right! We are working on a steam locomotive.  I hope that this site will excite you to come down and join us in our work to preserve Cleveland’s vital history.  No matter what your background, there is something here for everyone to do.  Also, after you are a member, you can pick up new skills. Learn more about how you can become a member of the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.  We want to excite the mind and educate the public, young and old.  We want to become a destination for Clevelanders and tourists as one of Cleveland's and Ohio's notable railroad history, preservation, restoration and education organizations.

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The plastic flowers are blooming in the flower box of the turntable control hut


The October issue of Marker Lights informed our members of the recent sale of the Falls Junction Depot to the Village of Glenwillow. The sale has generated some interest in the history of the station and because of that we have decided to reprint an article written and copyrighted in 1994 by longtime member Mike Kole. The article appears with the permission of the author.



4070 Restoration

Our Goal $1,290,000 $5,545


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