Open House with Santa If you haven’t yet visited the roundhouse this year there is still time with one of our more popular events coming up later this month. Our annual Christmas open houses featuring Santa Claus are scheduled for Saturday November 24 th and Saturday December 1 st . Both are scheduled from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm with the last train ride departing around 3:30 pm. Take a ride on one of our vintage Nickel Plate passenger cars and visit with Santa. It’s a great opportunity for you to take pictures of your kids or a family photo with him.
While you are there check out our gift shop that will be set up in the roundhouse. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a Christmas gift for kids and train lovers of all ages. There is a wide variety of items that include toy trains, t-shirts in all sizes, caps and an array of railroad memorabilia.
This will also be your last opportunity to buy a chance on winning the one of a kind electric guitar that was built by member Sid Workman using part of an original beam from the roof of the roundhouse. The tickets are $25.00 each, available at the gift shop and the winning ticket will be drawn before the end of the open house on December 1st . Your patronage helps to enable Midwest to continue with its’ mission of education and restoration.