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Railswest Railroad Museum and HO Model Railroad


category : Museums
This 1899 Rock Island depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses an extensive operating model railroad, historic photos, dining car memorabilia,and uniforms. Also displayed on the grounds are two steam engines, a 1917 waycar, a club car, Railway Post Office car and caboose.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 10-4 Wed.-Sat., 1-4 Sun., Apr.-Oct. and by appointment
Address: 1512 S. Main St.
Phone: 712-323-2509
Our Website:www.thehistoricalsociety.org

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