Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train Rides and Silvercreek Museum

Date: Monday, September 3, 2012
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September 3, SILVER CREEK AND STEPHENSON RAILROAD ANTIQUE STEAM TRAIN RIDES AND SILVERCREEK MUSEUM. 2954 S. Walnut, Freeport.11 am to 4 pm. All aboard as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and three passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30′ above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House Gift Shop. Visit the Silvercreek Museum filled with early Americana and featuring the 130 ton Cooper Corliss Steam Engine and its over 25′ fly wheel. As a special added attraction this weekend, the 100th birthday of the Heisler Engine will be celebrated with a birthday party. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides: $15; Museum: Adults: $3; Children Under 12: Free. (815-235-2198)